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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

3-Apr-2007
Top 6 Teams in Moody's Mega Math Challenge 2007 will present their winning solutions April 18 in NYC
Look out Wall Street! In the final showdown of the Moody's Mega Math Challenge 2007 competition, six teams of high school students will present their winning solutions to this year's problem, "Beat the Street!" to a panel of professional applied mathematicians on April 18 at Moody's Corporation headquarters in New York City.

Contact: Michelle Montgomery
m3challenge@siam.org
215-382-9800 x368
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

30-Mar-2007
The next generation of cancer researchers
It is never too early to start thinking about what you want to be when you grow up, especially if you want to be a cancer researcher. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is capturing the interest of aspiring young scientists during a special program for high school students at the Annual Meeting 2007, April 14-18, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Contact: Jennifer Ryan
ryan@aacr.org
267-646-0558
American Association for Cancer Research

29-Mar-2007
Can coral survive in a warmer world?
One likely effect of global warming is that the oceans will absorb more carbon dioxide and become a little more acidic. Humans probably wouldn't notice the change when they went swimming, but it would make a big difference to many corals.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6657
American Association for the Advancement of Science

22-Mar-2007
MU veterinarians improve leg deformities in abused tiger
While people paid $25 to have their picture taken with Sulley, a tiger cub, his malnourishment was causing his legs to bow outward when he walked. Nearly two years later, three University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine surgeons attempted to correct Sulley's right leg with an innovative surgery performed for the first time on a tiger.

Contact: Christian Basi
BasiC@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia

22-Mar-2007
Scientists discover the oldest known chunk of Earth's crust
An international team of scientists has found a group of rocks in Greenland that formed as the sea floor split apart 3.8 billion years ago, which means that this is the oldest known chunk of the Earth's crust. But, if it formed on the seafloor, what's it doing in Greenland?

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

22-Mar-2007
Summer camps at UH engineer success for middle, high school students
The University of Houston is addressing the shortage of women and people of color pursuing engineering degrees. Middle and high school students are being offered hands-on experience at two summer camps offered through UH's Cullen College of Engineering. MESET (Mentoring and Enrichment Seminar in Engineering Training) is a two-week residential camp for high school seniors, and GRADE (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence) Camp is a weeklong day camp for girls entering grades eight through 12.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

15-Mar-2007
Radar reveals Martian Pole's icy underside
A radar instrument took images of Mars' south pole and found very pure water ice and lots of it. There is so much water that if it were spread evenly over the planet it would be about 11 meters thick, or 36 feet deep.

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

12-Mar-2007
Is your animal happy?
Do pigs, chickens, dogs and cats have good lives in Norway? Most animals do lead good lives in this country. But some do not.

Contact: Bjarne Olai Braastad
bjarne.braastad@umb.no
476-496-5162
The Research Council of Norway

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