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20-Nov-2014
A model of magnetism for faraway planets
Researchers designed a model that measures the magnetic field of a distant exoplanet, or a planet outside of the solar system, and they suggest that it could be used to estimate the magnetic strength of other exoplanets as well. These magnetic fields can't be seen with the naked eye, but the invisible shields protect some planets, including Earth, from charged particles sent from the stars.

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

13-Nov-2014
Deforestation: Making the world a wetter place
The removal of trees from wetlands around the world, such as swamps, bogs, and marshes, is making these environments even wetter, according to a new study. Actually, researchers say that the ongoing deforestation of wetlands may even be creating new wetlands in certain parts of the world. But this phenomenon goes largely unnoticed because most studies of the environment have not been designed to look for it, they say.

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scipak@aaas.org
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American Association for the Advancement of Science

11-Nov-2014
Moody's Mega Math Challenge kicks off 10th anniversary; opens registration
Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a hands-on learning experience and high school math modeling competition in its 10th year, opens team registration today. Teams from across the country will present real-world solutions for a chance to win a portion of $125,000 in scholarships this spring.

Contact: Frank Kunkle
kunkle@siam.org
267-350-6388
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

10-Nov-2014
Rollercoaster ride back to Earth
You might think the hardest part of a mission to space is the launch, but landing offers its own kind of challenge. The Soyuz spacecraft begins plummeting to Earth at almost 30,000 kilometers per hour. (That's 100 times quicker than the fastest train!) To return the astronauts home safely, this speed needs to be greatly reduced before they hit the ground. But how do we manage this?

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

7-Nov-2014
Planets grow up so fast
Using the ALMA telescope, astronomers have captured this amazing new photograph showing the birth of a solar system for the first time and in amazing detail!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

6-Nov-2014
Bats emit 'interference' that leaves competing bats hungry
Bats on the trail of a tasty insect miss capturing their prey when competing bats nearby make a special interfering call, a new study published in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Science shows.

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

5-Nov-2014
Registration deadline approaching for UH Mars rover event
Houston-area grade schoolers have until Nov. 15 to reserve a spot in the 13th Annual Mars Rover Model Celebration and Competition at UH. Open to students in grades three through eight, the contest is an educational program developed to spark students' interest in science and technology.

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

5-Nov-2014
Eye-catching space technology restoring sight
Millions of people around the world have had laser surgery to correct their eyesight, but did you know this surgery is only possible thanks to technology developed for use in space? The eye-tracking device was originally designed for experiments on astronauts aboard the International Space Station and now it's used to save people's vision all over the planet!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

4-Nov-2014
Distant starlight creates a false dawn
By combining the power of four very large telescopes into one super-telescope, astronomers have given themselves the ability to peer closely at almost 100 distant stars. And they discovered ghostly false dawn light glowing around nine of them -- exactly as we see it in our own solar system! This spooky phenomena is caused by sunlight reflecting off dark cosmic dust.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
robertss38@cardiff.ac.uk
44-292-087-5121
Leiden University

30-Oct-2014
Asian fungus threatens world's salamanders and newts
A fungus from Asia that recently made its way to Europe, where it has killed many salamanders, may have traveled through the international pet trade, according to researchers. This fungus, known as Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, is lethal to at least a dozen European and North American salamander and newt species, which means that it could pose a threat of extinction unless steps are taken to halt its spread, they say.

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

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