1. Guinea worm, a painful parasite that once affected millions of people each year, may soon be relegated to the past. Thanks to improved health education and community efforts, only 148 cases were reported in 2013. In remote areas of South Sudan where guinea worm still prevails, health workers and epidemiologists track the parasite in an effort to eliminate the disease permanently.

    Countdown to Zero is presented by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with The Carter Center, Atlanta, and is proudly supported by

    Clarke, Public Health Mosquito Control
    Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
    Lions Clubs International Foundation
    Mectizan Donation Program
    Vestergaard

    Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.

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    Countdown to Zero: Guinea Worm Disease
    amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/on-exhibit-posts/countdown-to-zero-guinea-worm-disease

    Carter Center Guinea Worm Eradication Program
    cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/index.html

    CDC: Guinea Worm Disease
    cdc.gov/parasites/guineaworm/

    WHO: The Global Eradication Campaign
    who.int/dracunculiasis/eradication/en/

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  2. The ocean waters surrounding the South Pacific’s Solomon Islands are home to diverse communities of fish, corals, and other animals. Many of these marine species can absorb light and emit it as another color, a process called biofluorescence. American Museum of Natural History scientists dove deep to investigate creatures that illuminate the ocean, and to better understand how and why they transform light.

    In "The Expedition Begins," see underwater creatures in colors that are usually invisible to the human eye.

    Explore21 is a new Museum initiative to support scientific exploration that integrates fieldwork with emerging technologies, unlocking secrets of the natural world.

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    This program is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

    The Museum greatly acknowledges the Dalio Foundation for its generous support of the inaugural Explore21 expedition.

    The Museum’s Explore21 Initiative is generously supported by the leadership contributions of Katheryn P. and Thomas L. Kempner, Jr., and Linda R. and William E. Macaulay.

    The research presented here was funded by National Geographic Waitt Grants W214-12 and W101-10.

    Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.

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    Explore21: The Magic of the Deep
    amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/from-the-field-posts/explore21-the-magic-of-the-deep

    PLOS ONE: The Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence: A Phylogenetically Widespread and Phenotypically Variable Phenomenon
    plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0083259

    Researchers Reveal Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence
    amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/research-posts/researchers-reveal-covert-world-of-fish-biofluorescence

    Luminescent Lab: Biofluorescent Life
    blog.luminescentlabs.org/tagged/biofluorescent

    Sparks Lab Research Projects
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  3. The ocean waters surrounding the South Pacific’s Solomon Islands are home to diverse communities of fish, corals, and other animals. Many of these marine species can absorb light and emit it as another color, a process called biofluorescence. American Museum of Natural History scientists dove deep to investigate creatures that illuminate the ocean, and to better understand how and why they transform light.

    In "The Fish," Museum scientists collect and analyze hundreds of species to find out how many fish groups are biofluorescent and how they might use light to communicate.

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    This program is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

    The Museum greatly acknowledges the Dalio Foundation for its generous support of the inaugural Explore21 expedition.

    The Museum’s Explore21 Initiative is generously supported by the leadership contributions of Katheryn P. and Thomas L. Kempner, Jr., and Linda R. and William E. Macaulay.

    The research presented here was funded by National Geographic Waitt Grants W214-12 and W101-10.
    Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.

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    RELATED LINKS

    Explore21: The Magic of the Deep
    amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/from-the-field-posts/explore21-the-magic-of-the-deep

    PLOS ONE: The Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence: A Phylogenetically Widespread and Phenotypically Variable Phenomenon
    plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0083259

    Researchers Reveal Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence
    amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/research-posts/researchers-reveal-covert-world-of-fish-biofluorescence

    Luminescent Lab: Biofluorescent Life
    blog.luminescentlabs.org/tagged/biofluorescent

    Sparks Lab Research Projects
    dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23587807/Sparks_AMNH/Research.html

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  4. The ocean waters surrounding the South Pacific’s Solomon Islands are home to diverse communities of fish, corals, and other animals. Many of these marine species can absorb light and emit it as another color, a process called biofluorescence. American Museum of Natural History scientists dove deep to investigate creatures that illuminate the ocean, and to better understand how and why they transform light.

    In The Tech, watch Museum scientists assemble and deploy specialized camera equipment, capturing stunning images of biofluorescent life.

    * * * * *

    This program is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

    The Museum greatly acknowledges the Dalio Foundation for its generous support of the inaugural Explore21 expedition.

    The Museum’s Explore21 Initiative is generously supported by the leadership contributions of Katheryn P. and Thomas L. Kempner, Jr., and Linda R. and William E. Macaulay.

    The research presented here was funded by National Geographic Waitt Grants W214-12 and W101-10.

    Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.

    * * * * *
    RELATED LINKS

    Explore21: The Magic of the Deep
    amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/from-the-field-posts/explore21-the-magic-of-the-deep

    PLOS ONE: The Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence: A Phylogenetically Widespread and Phenotypically Variable Phenomenon
    plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0083259

    Researchers Reveal Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence
    amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/research-posts/researchers-reveal-covert-world-of-fish-biofluorescence

    Luminescent Lab: Biofluorescent Life
    blog.luminescentlabs.org/tagged/biofluorescent

    Sparks Lab Research Projects
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  5. African penguins are critically endangered, their colonies reduced by 70 percent in the last decade. Commercial fishing is to blame, emptying the penguins’ ocean range of the small, schooling fish that are their main food source. With penguin chicks’ growth and health in crisis, a hands-on rescue strategy could sustain struggling colonies while conservationists work to ensure the species’ survival.

    Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.

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    PLOS ONE: Hand-Rearing, Release and Survival of African Penguin Chicks Abandoned Before Independence by Moulting Parents
    plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0110794

    The Chick Bolstering Project
    sanccob.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26:chick-bolstering-project&catid=5:projects&Itemid=37

    Dyer Island Conservation Trust: African Penguins
    dict.org.za/penguins.php

    IUCN Redlist: African Penguin
    iucnredlist.org/details/22697810/0

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