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26-Apr-2007
Marine snow measured in the twilight zone
Researchers measuring the amount of carbon that passes through the ocean's "twilight zone," found striking differences from two areas in the Pacific Ocean that could have a large effect on calculations of the amount of carbon stored in the deep ocean. An international team of researchers led by Ken Buesseler developed a new tool to accurately measure the carbon in the twilight zone, and used the tool to study the twilight zone near Hawaii and in the northwest Pacific Ocean.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

25-Apr-2007
The 'Elvis experiments'
On April 30, some 75 students and 23 teachers will use tubing, beakers and liquids of varying thickness to simulate the flow of blood in vessels to mimic some of the ways in which human blood travels 60,000 miles per day on its journey through the arteries, arterioles and capillaries and back through the venules and veins. The students will learn how diet can affect blood flow/pressure. Can Elvis be saved?

Contact: Donna Krupa
DKrupa@the-APS.org
301-634-7209
American Physiological Society

25-Apr-2007
American Society of Human Genetics and Applied Biosystems DNA Day essay contest
ASHG and GSA judges awarded Elena Perry, a freshman from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md., first place for her thoughts about how knowledge of genetics and genomics will affect future health care. Perry's essay addressed how DNA testing could possibly determine whether she will be affected by her father's defective Factor V Leiden gene.

Contact: Kenna Shaw
kshaw@ashg.org
301-634-7342
American Society of Human Genetics

24-Apr-2007
Student winners of nationwide Earth Day competition announced
Winners of a nationwide Earth Day Haiku competition illustrating the theme "Recycling --Chemistry Can!" have been announced by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The competition is part of the society's annual program, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

20-Apr-2007
Moody's Mega Math Challenge announces winners
On Wednesday, April 18, at the Down Town Association in New York City, the Moody's Foundation awarded a team of students from Manalapan High School with the first-place Summa Cum Laude Team Prize of $20,000 in the second annual Moody's Mega Math Challenge...immediately after it awarded a team of students from the same high school with the second-place Magna Cum Laude Team Prize of $15,000!

Contact: Michelle Montgomery
montogmery@siam.com
215-382-9800
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

19-Apr-2007
Whole lotta shaking goin' on in space
Researchers studied high-resolution photos of the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa and learned that its surface -- which is made up of small grains and boulders -- has been sorted when the asteroid was shaken.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

17-Apr-2007
Greenhouse gases turn to stone
The Norwegian seabed actually has enough room to store all the greenhouse gases from all the power plants in Europe for the next 800 years. There, the gas turns to stone.

Contact: Knut van der Wel
kw@rcn.no
47-220-37353
The Research Council of Norway

12-Apr-2007
New form of information from T. rex and Mastodon fossils
After discovering a giant T. rex leg bone fossil in Montana, back in 2003, a team of scientists had a problem: It wouldn't fit in their helicopter. When they broke the fossil open in order to fit the pieces inside, this led to a shocking discovery.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

5-Apr-2007
Sizing up man's best friend
Have you ever wondered why dogs come in such diverse sizes? When they are on their hind legs, the toy dogs may just reach up to your knee. The giant dogs can easily push you over and are more than 7 feet tall!

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

4-Apr-2007
Peter Cottontail sports stripes in Sumatra
Hippity, hoppity…click! So went the latest appearance of one of the world's rarest rabbits, captured on film by a camera trap in the rain forests of Indonesia, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

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