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December Science Picks — Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds
Released: 12/20/2006

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Phone: (703) 648-4732

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Phone: (703) 648-4732

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Phone: (703) 648-4732

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Phone: (703) 648-4732

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Phone: (703) 648-4732

Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: (703) 648-4732

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Phone: (703) 648-4732

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Phone: (703) 648-4732

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Phone: (703) 648-4732

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Phone: (703) 648-4732



Brighten your readers’ minds with a few festive science facts. The December edition of Science Picks looks at holiday place names, mysterious mistletoe, and many seasonal science issues. Photos and Web links are available to enhance your story. If you would like to receive Science Picks via email, would like to change the recipient or no longer want to receive it, please e-mail dmakle@usgs.gov.

December Highlights:  

  • Through Frosty’s Eyes — A Look at the Importance of Coal
  • A Chilly Clue to Global Change
  • Deck the Halls with Boughs of … Minerals?
  • A Kiss is Just a Kiss — Mistletoe is So Much More
  • Santa Citings across the United States
  • Mountain Frogs-a-Leaping
  • Putting Holiday Harvests on the Map
  • Santa plans his Christmas Route on This Dynamic Planet
  • Natural Science Films Provide Break from the Holiday Hustle:
  • Society and the City Spread  — How is the Country Handling the Increase?


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