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Seahorse heads have a 'no wake zone' that's made for catching prey
Seahorses are slow, docile creatures, but their heads are perfectly shaped to sneak up and quickly snatch prey, according to marine scientists from the University of Texas at Austin.
National Science Foundation
How a leftover Thanksgiving dinner gave us LASIK surgery
It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1981, and like most others across the nation, Rangaswamy "Sri" Srinivasan, a researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, had brought some turkey with him to work. The difference between Srinivasan and everyone else was that the scientist had no plans to eat the leftovers. He was planning to fire a laser at them!
5 tips for a better Thanksgiving: A new video by the American Chemical Society
Whether you're brining your bird this Thanksgiving or experimenting with "wheat meat," the American Chemical Society's (ACS') latest Bytesize Science episode offers five tips on how to make this year's holiday even better through chemistry. The video is available now on www.BytesizeScience.com.
Journal of Pediatrics
Large dishes increase how much cereal kids request, eat, and waste
Bigger dishes can cause adults to serve and consume more food, but this study reveals that kids are also vulnerable to this bowl-size bias. Researchers Brian Wansink, Koert van Ittersum, and Collin Payne found that children will not only ask for more food to fill larger bowls -- they'll also eat 52 percent more.
Cooking tips from Alton Brown: A new American Chemical Society video
Have you ever wondered why some ice cubes are as clear as glass, or why bakers use sugar, even in savory breads? Celebrity chef Alton Brown answers these questions in the American Chemical Society's latest Bytesize Science episode. The video is available now on www.BytesizeScience.com.
Promoting chemistry through cooking: American Chemical Society Prized Science video
One of Shirley O. Corriher's first lessons on how chemistry meets cooking came in the form of scrambled eggs stuck to a frying pan. That experience set the former biochemist on a journey to become an award-winning food writer. Corriher is the subject of the latest episode of a popular video series from the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The videos are available at www.acs.org/PrizedScience and from email@example.com.
Dogs know a left-sided wag from a right
You might think a wagging tail is a wagging tail, but for dogs there is more to it than that. Dogs recognize and respond differently when their fellow canines wag to the right than they do when they wag to the left. The findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Oct. 31 show that dogs, like humans, have asymmetrically organized brains, with the left and right sides playing different roles.
Scientists shine light on world's least-studied bat
The Mortlock Islands flying fox, a large, breadfruit-eating bat native to a few remote and tiny Pacific islands, has long been regarded as one of the world's least studied bats. Today, in a paper in the open-access journal ZooKeys, researchers published a wealth of new information on this "forgotten" species, including the first detailed observations of wild populations.
The Chemistry of Fear: A new video from the American Chemical Society
With Halloween just a few days away, millions are flocking to horror films and haunted houses for their annual dose of terror. The latest video from the American Chemical Society's Bytesize Science series uncovers the chemistry behind the spine-tingling sense of fear. The episode is available now at www.BytesizeScience.com.
The math says Red Sox have a big edge in the World Series, according to NJIT professor
Now that the World Series is about to begin, NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has announced the probability of each of the contenders winning the best 4 out of 7 game contest. "The Boston Red Sox have a nearly 70 percent chance of winning the series", says Bukiet. But he gives the caveat that the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated both the competition and his mathematical model in each of their previous series.
Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology
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