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14-Jun-2006
When good mice go bad: Genetics center Web site makes science of addiction easy to understand
Mice on drugs make a cheesy sight -- but they also provide an entertaining and easy way to learn about the science of addiction at a new, interactive Web site developed by the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah.

Contact: Louisa Stark
lstark@genetics.utah.edu
801-585-3470
University of Utah Health Sciences

8-Jun-2006
A step toward robots with a human touch
What if you could build a robot someday whose hands had a sense of touch like human hands do? Maybe this ability would help robots tie shoes or build a house of cards -- or perform surgery in the hospital.

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

1-Jun-2006
A sea otter-shaped rubble pile in space
True to its name, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, which means "falcon" in Japanese, hovered over the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa last fall, taking up-close measurements and photographs. Then it swooped down for a brief landing and the first-ever sample attempt on an asteroid.

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

25-May-2006
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you want to be an astronaut? Or perhaps you want to be a doctor or nurse? Or even a biology teacher? According to researchers, eighth graders who are interested in math and science are more likely to major in a science when they go to college.

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

18-May-2006
Do apes plan ahead?
When you pack your suitcase for a trip to the beach this summer, what kinds of stuff will you bring?

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

17-May-2006
Tackling the shortage: UH gets good 'grade' in recruiting engineers
The University of Houston is addressing the shortage of engineers facing the United States by tackling a related problem the lack of women in engineering. In its fourth year, GRADE (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence) Camp is hoping to change that and its organizers say the camp is making a difference. GRADE Camp is for high school girls entering grades nine through 12 and offers four, one-week sessions in June and July.

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

11-May-2006
New name for a monkey
In 2005, scientists reported the discovery a new kind of African monkey. Now, about a year later, some of the same scientists are saying that the monkey needs a new name.

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

4-May-2006
Sand on Titan, Saturn's largest moon
The planet Saturn has a moon named Titan, and on this moon, scientists have discovered long and tall rows of sand that look just like sand dunes in the Sahara desert, as well as other deserts in Africa, Australia and Arabia.

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

27-Apr-2006
The ancient secret of an olive tree
The Greek island of Santorini is now a picturesque place with beautiful beaches, steep cliffs and blue waters. At one point during the second millennium BC, it was the site of a massive volcanic eruption that blasted ash and rock for many miles around, burying many thriving civilizations in the Mediterranean.

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

24-Apr-2006
Microbes change disposable cups and plates into environmentally friendly plastic
With the season for picnics and beach weekends approaching, chemists may have found a way to keep disposable cups, plates and utensils -- so popular at birthday parties and many outdoor activities -- from overstaying their welcome in the environment. A study about this finding appears in the April 1 issue of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology.

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

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