Tag: "contest" at biology news
Siblicide In Nature: Study Of Galapagos Seabird Finds Death Can Ensure Species Survival
...and encouraging this early siblicide setting up a contest
between the older and younger chick that only one is going to survive and stacking the odds in favor of their eldest," Anderson said. "In masked boobies, maximizingreproductive success is not about being caring and nurturing but making short-term sac...
Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center
...e Primate Center has launched a "Name the Aye-aye" contest
to givelemur lovers a chance to name one of the baby aye-ayes. For a $5 donation,entrants can suggest a "scary" name for a baby aye-aye. Names already takeninclude Endora, Ozma, Morticia, Poe, Mephistopheles, Nosferatu, Merlin, BlueDevil, Cruella d...
Whitaker Foundation To Fund AAAS Science Journalism Awards Through 2001
...oduced and published or broadcast in the U.S. The contest
year is July 1,1997 through June 30, 1998. Head...dicine, and technology. ## Editor's note: For a contest
entry form, rules, and guidelines, please contactthe AAAS News and Information Office at 202-326-644...
News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes
...aging and breeding a creature that easily wins the contest
forthe strangest primate on earth. The nocturnal aye-aye resembles a cross betweena bat, a beaver and a raccoon. It has been compared to a gremlin, a gargoyle,and even the fabled Jabberwocky with its "slithy toves." So queer is the aye-aye th...
Purdue Students Win $4,500 For Vegetarian Gelatin Dessert
...udents to create a new industrial product.For that contest
they developed a soybean-based ski wax. Bernie...f agricultural and biological engineering,says the contest
asked students to come up with new soy food products. "Wewanted to emphasize the health benefits of ...
Lizard research bolsters theory that forest edges are hotbeds of speciation
...e attacked. According to Schneider, it was no contest
between the two sites. Twenty-one models were targeted in the open, transitional forest, versus only four in the closed rainforest habitat. "We have identified a potential selective mechanism that would explain the difference in size between rainfo...
Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events
...gh school student who coined the name, Terra, in a contest
sponsored by AGU and NASA, will attend the launch. The live broadcast of the launch will be fed to a TV screen at Moscone. Geophysical News on TV: Could it be Better? How You Can Help Thursday, 5:30 PM, Room 132 Moscone. Is health and medicine the o...
UNC-CH bus brings mobile lab, high-tech science focus to underserved N.C. schools
...schools participating in the consortium that won a contest
to nickname the bus. The winners are from Pamela A. Benton's third-period biology class at Bladenboro High School and Mary Ann Jones's second-period allied health class at Southeast Halifax High School. Both classes submitted the nickname "Destiny,"...
AAAS seeks entries for online category in Science Journalism Awards
...co, Calif., in February 2001. Contest Rules The contest
year is July 1, 1999, through June 30, 2000. All... Articles must have been posted online during the contest
year. Online entries can come from a variety of digital journalistic sources: newspaper, radio, tel...
Neuroscience contest prompts 'thinking about thinking'
...d Hopfield, who developed the brain simulation and contest
in collaboration with Carlos Brody of New York University. Hopfield and Brody brought the contest
to a conclusion on Dec. 14, announcing a first-place winner from Cambridge University and a second-p...
Betting on climate change: Alaskan gambling contest yields treasure trove of scientific data
...k up is what led to the wagering. To determine the contest
winner, the engineers came up with an ingenious co...f breakup," write Sagarin and Micheli. "The Nenana contest
may be especially valuable because it is based on a more consistent definition of ice breakup than m...
Beware of leap year when predicting climate change, warns researcher
...based on the Nenana Ice Classic a popular betting contest
that awards cash prizes for predicting the exact time of the annual ice breakup on the Tanana River. After examining Ice Classic archives dating back 84 years, Sagarin concluded that, on average, Alaskas springtime thaw is occuring 5.5 days sooner th...
Jonathon Knight receives ASM Communications Award
... on May 19 in Salt Lake City.Judges for this years contest
were Julia Ann Miller, editor, Science News; Charles Petit, U.S. News and World Report; and Barbara Rice, deputy director, News and Information, National Academy of Sciences. The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science s...
Science picks leads, feeds and story seeds (October 2002 edition)
...s will include speaker presentations, a map/poster contest
and gallery, mini-workshops, USGS mapping center tours, and more. Check out the USGS web site, www.usgs.gov , for updates....
Science picksleads, feeds and story seeds (November 2002)
...y will include speaker presentations, a map/poster contest
and gallery, mini-workshops, mapping center tours, and more. Visit http://www.usgs.gov/features/geogweek.html the USGS Geography Awareness website for details. Jon Campbell ( email@example.com ), 703-648-4460. After the Fire --When the flames...
2003 ASM Communications Award goes to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters
...er Prize in Explanatory Journalism. Judges for the contest
were Tim Beardsley, D.Phil, Editor-in-Chief, Bioscience; Martin Enserink, reporter, Science; and Craig Hicks, Managing Editor, Office of News and Public Information, National Academy of Sciences....
Call for entries: Science Journalism Awards
... To download an entry form, see a complete list of contest
rules, and view past winners, go to: www.aaas.org/SJAwards . Sponsored by The Whitaker Foundation, the AAAS Science Journalism Awards program, informally known as the "AAAS pinnacle of excellence prize," represents the ultimate achievement in the fi...
SUCCESS 2002 Student Contest award ceremony
...which the astronauts live and work. The aim of the contest
is to turn students of today into Space Station us...le even for those still in education. For the 2002 contest
experiment proposals were invited in disciplines as diverse as life sciences, physical sciences, spa...
BioScience seeks nominations of beauteous experiments
...their members to submit nominations for an unusual contest
that seeks to name the most beautiful biology expe...s on experiments judged worthy of recognition. The contest
does not seek to identify a single "winner," but may honor several experiments. Experiments from an...
Telescience recognized for facilitating biomedical research on a global network
...width Challenge at Supercomputing 2003, a showcase contest
designed to highlight emerging applications that use significant bandwidth. The team was recognized with the "Best Application" award for their advanced, real-world use of computer networks and infrastructure to facilitate international biomedical r...