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2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F prizes honor science books that encourage exploration
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Four groundbreaking books that present scientific information in innovative ways to young audiences have earned the 2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.

FASEB Science Research Conference: Nutritional Immunology: Role in Health and Disease
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) This FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on the interactions among nutrition, immunity and infectious and inflammatory outcomes. A broad range of topics will be covered, each lead by an internationally recognized researcher in the field.

NREL releases the 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, detailing increases in installed capacity
(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) he newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Data Book is produced and published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

UT Dallas professor named IEEE Fellow
(University of Texas at Dallas) Renewable energy leader Dr. Babak Fahimi, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

How do moisturizers work? (video)
(American Chemical Society) The cold weather of winter can also mean dry, cracked skin. Many reach for the moisturizer to keep their skin soft, but how do these products actually work? Before you head to the beauty aisle, Reactions has the answers in this week's episode. Check it out here:

Does space flight inspire school students to take STEM subjects?
(University of York) Science Education researchers at University of York are to work with leading space scientist and The Sky at Night presenter Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock to investigate if human spaceflight inspires school students to take science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Canada, partners invest US $1.6M to improve mental health in Africa
(Terry Collins Assoc) A Canadian government investment of CDN $1 million (US $800,00, matched by partners for a total of US $1.6 million) will help scale up an innovative, franchised approach to the treatment and support of people with mental illness in resource-poor countries. The award-winning model, developed by international NGO BasicNeeds, has benefited 600,000 people in the past 14 years. The funding will build the capacity of organisations in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria to bring help to many more.

Patricia Broderick receives Continental Lifetime Achievement Award
(City College of New York) One of the biggest science stories at the end of 2014 was the finding by Dr. Patricia Broderick of the City College of New York that caffeine could be used as treatment for Parkinson's disease and cocaine addiction. It punctuated a stellar year for the neuroscientist and inventor marked by several honors including a Lifetime Achievement Award from publishers Continental Who's Who.

Students master math through movement using Kinect for Windows
(University of Vermont) Recent study in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior shows significant gains in the understanding of angles and angle measurements by elementary school students who performed body-based tasks while interacting with a Kinect for Windows mathematics program.

AU professor's new book unveils pros and cons of reading onscreen
(American University) E-book or print book: does it matter? According to new research by American University linguistics professor Naomi Baron, depending on the circumstances, the answer is yes.

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