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17-Oct-2006
National Chemistry Week 2006: Building for the future
Children and adults across the nation will discover the contributions of chemistry to the homebuilding industry during the 19th annual National Chemistry Week celebration, held Oct. 22-28. Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, this year's NCW theme is "Your Home -- It's All Built on Chemistry."

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

12-Oct-2006
If asteroids got dizzy
Then near-Earth asteroid 1999 KW4 would be about to lose its lunch right now. Scientists have discovered that the main piece of this asteroid, whose name is "Alpha," is spinning so fast that it would break apart if it went any faster. Alpha also has a little buddy named "Beta." Beta is revolving around its own axis, but it also circles around Alpha. That's a lot of spinning!

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

10-Oct-2006
Respect: Young researcher rejuvenates old lab equipment
Dr. Luis Cisneros remembers a lesson instilled by his grandfather, Pedro Cisneros in Peru: Respect your elders. "He was someone who taught me how to respect senior people and value their wisdom," Cisneros said. "And I believe that when you put things on display, and you show people to value these things, you will have more respect for the profession." With that, Luis started a gallery.

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
ka-phillips@tamu.edu
979-845-2872
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

5-Oct-2006
Education program helps families scare away the flu
October is the start of flu season, and Families Fighting Flu, many Visiting Nurse Associations and The Clorox Company joined forces to say "Boo!" to the flu with a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of children's flu vaccinations through a series of events nationwide. Say "Boo!" to the Flu events provide on-site flu vaccinations and educational materials to help families get their children vaccinated early and learn about cold and flu prevention.

Contact: Carlisle Campbell
carlisle.campbell@ketchum.com
202-835-9431
Ketchum DC

5-Oct-2006
Shell fossils tell life came out of the tropics
Researchers studied 11 million years worth of shell fossils and learned that the tropics are where new types of life -- called species -- begin and old species continue to live.

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

28-Sep-2006
Parasite plants 'sniff' out their new homes
"Witches' shoelaces," "hairweed," "devils hair," "devilguts": These are all nicknames for the dodder plant, which winds around other plants and sucks out nutrients and water. Large numbers of dodder plants looks like a big tangle of hair smothering their host plants.

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

27-Sep-2006
Tropical forest animal tracking featured at nsf.gov
A new interactive web site from the U.S. National Science Foundation features movies, researcher interviews and animal facts from several animal tracking technology projects.

Contact: Beth King
kingb@si.edu
20-278-620-948-216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

21-Sep-2006
Why sleep? Flies tell us why
Sleep is a mystery. Scientists do not know why we need sleep. But, adults know they need sleep and parents know children need sleep. Other living beings need sleep.

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

14-Sep-2006
Oldest writing in the new world
While digging in a gravel quarry in Mexico, workers found a stone block that researchers believe has the oldest writing in the New World carved into it.

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

7-Sep-2006
Opportunity Rover on Mars keeps going and going
Imagine having a robot with a transformer-like tool that you can send to a distant planet. It could send back photos so you could see that planet's landscape and provide you information about the rocks it finds because the transformer can open up rocks and test what is inside.

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

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