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Article ID: 525918

Teens Snorkel for Science in the Bahamas

Earthwatch Institute

A team of teenage volunteers will explore the changing ecology of coral reefs in the Bahamas this summer, part of an Earthwatch-supported research project led by John Rollino of Earth Tech. Inc. This vital research on coral decline is featured in A Year on Earth, a new TV documentary about teens making a difference by participating in scientific research, to air on Animal Planet, Earth Day, April 22, at 6:00 p.m.. (VIDEO EMBEDDED)

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13-Dec-2006 6:20 AM EST
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Article ID: 525532

Teams Explore Roots of Angkor Civilization

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch teams working with Dr. Charles Higham of University of Otago are unearthing surprises about the indigenous origins of Southeast Asia's most illustrious empire. Excavations in Thailand are featured in the TV documentary, A Year On Earth, on Discovery Kids Channel December 3 and 10.

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29-Nov-2006 4:00 AM EST
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Archaeology and Anthropology

Article ID: 525519

Technology Predicts Outcome of Child Heart Surgery

Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers have developed an innovative new technology that will help pediatric cardiac surgeons design and test a customized surgical procedure before they ever pick up a scalpel. With a better understanding of each child's unique heart defect, surgeons could greatly improve the likelihood that children with complex defects requiring multiple surgeries over a period of several years could have smoother recoveries and an improved quality of life after their operations.

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28-Nov-2006 1:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 525445

Could Global Warming Be Crushing Blow to Crocodiles?

Earthwatch Institute

Rising temperatures may disrupt gender balance among reptile populations, says Earthwatch-supported crocodile researcher Dr. Alison Leslie of University of Stellenbosch. Her comments came during the filming of A Year on Earth, premiering this week on Discovery Kids Channel.

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27-Nov-2006 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 525334

Meet Me at the Fair... Digitally!

University of Maryland, College Park

Who doesn't love a world's fair? Now, thanks to a five year effort at the University of Maryland, researchers and world's fair afficianados can go online to see photos and other parts of the Architecture Library's "Treasury of World's Fair Art and Architecture." It's just one of many new digital collections the university has been hard at work on.

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16-Nov-2006 3:15 PM EST
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 525156

Lesser Flamingos Find Refuge at Kenyan Lake

Earthwatch Institute

For the first time, Lake Oloidien has attracted thousands of lesser flamingos, a near-threatened species hard hit by recent die-offs. Earthwatch-supported scientist Dr. David Harper (University of Leicester) and colleagues, who have been researching the lake ecology of Kenya's Rift Valley for almost two decades, are investigating the die-offs at nearby lake Bogoria. (VIDEO EMBEDDED)

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13-Nov-2006 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 525044

New Guideline for the Diagnostic Assessment of Children with Continuous Seizures

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society aims to help physicians diagnose the causes of status epilepticus, a state of continuous seizures, in children, many of whom have epilepsy. The guideline is published in the November 14, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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7-Nov-2006 4:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 524624

Women's Skin Tone Influences Perception of Beauty, Health, Age

MS&L Group, New York

The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, used three-dimensional imaging and morphing software to remove wrinkles and furrows from pictures of women, leaving skin tone as the only variable. Researchers were then able to determine exactly what impact facial skin tone has on how young, healthy and attractive people perceive the women to be.

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26-Oct-2006 3:10 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 524538

Grey Whales Missing from North Pacific Feeding Grounds

Earthwatch Institute

Researchers found very few grey whales in their traditional feeding grounds in the North Pacific last summer. Earthwatch volunteers will help Bath University's Dr. William Megill investigate unusual feeding behavior exhibited by grey whales off Baja California, Mexico, this winter.

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23-Oct-2006 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 524495

Research Studies Driver Distractions and Dashboard Design

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University is doing psychological research with support from General Motors into driving distractions. The goal of the research is to help design dashboards and other technical devices in cars that won't require drivers to become distracted from the road. (VIDEO EMBEDDED)

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20-Oct-2006 9:05 AM EDT
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