<br>
<br>
----------<br>
Sent from AT&T's Wireless network using Windows Live Hotmail<br><br><html>
<head>

</head>
<body>
<br>
-----Original Message----- <br>
From: Sigma Xi SmartBrief <sigmaxi@smartbrief.com><br>
Sent: 12/27/2012 3:58:33 PM <br>
To: ljk4@msn.com <ljk4@msn.com><br>
Subject: NSF telescope lifted into Antarctic skies by balloon <br>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd">
<title>Sigma Xi SmartBrief</title>
<style type="text/css">
a:hover {color: #990000; text-decoration: none}
a:visited {color: #660000; }
a:visited:hover, a.companyName:visited, a.companyName:active {color: #660000; text-decoration: none}
a.companyName:link, a.companyName:visited, a.companyName:active {color: #006600; font-weight: bold;
text-decoration: underline;}
a.companyName:hover {text-decoration: none; }
.viral a:link, .viral a:hover, .viral a:visited {color:#fff;text-decoration:none;}
font > p {margin-bottom:10px;}
td > p {margin-bottom:10px;}
li > p {margin-bottom:10px;}
a.wireless:link, a.wireless:hover, a.wireless:visited {color:#666666;
text-decoration:none;}
p.wireless {color:#666666; text-decoration:none;}
a.und_none:link, a.und_none:visited, a.und_none:active {text-decoration: underline;}
a.und_none:hover {text-decoration: none; }
a.none_und:link, a.none_und:visited, a.none_und:active {text-decoration: none;}
a.none_und:hover {text-decoration: underline; }
@media print {
#leader {width:600px;height:74px;}
table#master {width:100%;}
}
@media screen {
#leader {width:728px;height:90px;}
table#master {width:728px;}
}
</style><img src="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdpCOA.gif">
<p style="background-color:#F5F5F5;border-bottom:4px solid #FFFFFF;margin:0;padding:1px;font-family:arial;font-size:10px;" align="right" class="wireless">
Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here: <a href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAhCidndgCicNOcqG">
http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAhCidndgCicNOcqG</a></p>
<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="728" id="master">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td>
<center style="padding-bottom:15px;"><a href="http://r.smartbrief.com/a2?a=31C43421-3098-43D2-BEE4-5C14E9717A41&b=0cfa9d5b-9285-47df-a018-5ed9e96c0c0b&c=9F5148E1-34F3-4001-8DE0-6030BB02B98F&lp=299D4F55-A76A-4DFF-AD5C-66E43E2FB866&s=08550cff-b56a-48dd-99ec-f6078abd6fb3&src=TOPBANNER" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.smartbrief.com/images/i/8465D1EA-E56D-4A1C-B94E-EC1E135915AD/728x90-SmartBrief-leaderboard.jpg" height="90" width="728" border="0"></a></center>
<img src="http://r.smartbrief.com/a2?a=31C43421-3098-43D2-BEE4-5C14E9717A41&b=0cfa9d5b-9285-47df-a018-5ed9e96c0c0b&c=9F5148E1-34F3-4001-8DE0-6030BB02B98F&s=08550cff-b56a-48dd-99ec-f6078abd6fb3&o=TOPBANNER" height="1" width="1" border="0">
<table style="border-bottom:2px solid #FFFFFF;" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="font-family:verdana;
font-size:10px;
font-weight:bold;
text-transform:uppercase;
padding-left:5px;
color:#666666;">
December 27, 2012</td>
<td align="right">
<table style="font-family:Verdana;
text-transform:uppercase;
font-size:10px;
font-weight:bold;" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" border="0">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="viral" style="padding:4px 13px 4px 13px;" bgcolor="#006699"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAiCidndgCicNSVZh?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;
text-decoration:none;">Sign up</a></td>
<td class="viral" style="padding:4px 13px 4px 13px;" bgcolor="#006699"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAjCidndgCicNZkeW?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;
text-decoration:none;">Forward</a></td>
<td class="viral" style="padding:4px 13px 4px 13px;" bgcolor="#006699"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAkCidndgCicNgSKZ?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;
text-decoration:none;">Archive</a></td>
<td class="viral" style="padding:4px 13px 4px 13px;" bgcolor="#006699"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAlCidndgCicNpVZK?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;
text-decoration:none;">Advertise</a></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<table style="border-top:1px solid #999999;border-bottom:1px solid #999999;" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td align="left"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAmCidndgCicNAueJ" title=""><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/contentrepo/template/0CFA9D5B-9285-47DF-A018-5ED9E96C0C0B/0009-4156//sigmaxi_Masthead_title.gif" height="85" width="517" border="0"></a></td>
<td align="right"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAmCidndgCicNAueJ" title=""><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/contentrepo/template/0CFA9D5B-9285-47DF-A018-5ED9E96C0C0B/0009-4156//sigmaxi_Masthead_logo.gif" height="85" width="211" border="0"></a></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<table style="border-top:3px solid #FFFFFF;font-family:verdana;font-size:11px;color:#333333;" bgcolor="#E5E5E5" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td nowrap="" style="padding-left:5px;">Your World of Science News</td>
<td align="right"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAnCidndgCicNMmrm" title=""><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/tools_search_news2.gif" height="25" width="127" border="0"></a></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<br>
<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td height="45" width="100%">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr bgcolor="#7A7A7A">
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#FFFFFF;white-space:nowrap;">
<b>  Top Story  </b></td>
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img width="70" height="19" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sec_corner.gif"></td>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="100%" style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img height="1" width="1" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/shim.gif"></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<a name="D57C5C4B-B1E2-4A53-ACE6-1079585934DE"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzUCidndgCicNEpee?format=standard" style="color:#00529B;" class="none_und">NSF telescope lifted into Antarctic skies by balloon</a><br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">The National Science Foundation launched a telescope-bearing helium balloon to 22 miles over Earth from its Long Duration Balloon center in Antarctica on Tuesday. This will be
 the fifth and last journey for the Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope, or BLAST, which will document submillimeter light waves from the Milky Way to help NASA scientists examine the lack of new stars in our galaxy. "BLAST found lots of so-called
 dark cores in our own Milky Way -- dense clouds of cold dust that are supposed to be stars-in-the-making," said Canadian researcher Barth Netterfield, who is co-leading the balloon's current mission.
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzUCidndgCicNEpee?format=standard">
Space.com</a><font color="#666666"> (12/26) </font><img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAqCidndgCicNPwWC" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYArCidndgCicNQhhV" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAsCidndgCicNSlPW" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAtCidndgCicNVKWJ" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td height="45" width="100%">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr bgcolor="#7A7A7A">
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#FFFFFF;white-space:nowrap;">
<b>  Science in the News  </b></td>
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img width="70" height="19" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sec_corner.gif"></td>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="100%" style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img height="1" width="1" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/shim.gif"></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<a name="B86CFEFC-6130-477C-9A39-2121F35482E3"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzVCidndgCicNHOkR?format=standard" style="color:#00529B;" class="none_und">After 29 years and 2.5 million photos, Landsat 5 will retire</a><br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">The U.S. Geological Survey has revealed that the Landsat 5 satellite will be retired after spending 29 years in space and circling Earth more than 150,000 times. The satellite,
 which is the longest-running satellite to observe Earth, has taken more than 2.5 million photos showing deforestation in Mexico, the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and more. The Landsat program is a collaborative project between USGS and
 NASA. "We look forward to a long and productive continuation of the Landsat program, but it is unlikely there will ever be another satellite that matches the outstanding longevity of Landsat 5," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt.
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzVCidndgCicNHOkR?format=standard">
Space.com</a><font color="#666666"> (12/26) </font><img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAuCidndgCicNaEFk" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAvCidndgCicNgSKZ" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAwCidndgCicNoBrc" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAxCidndgCicNxEFN" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<a name="079BC49B-5028-4408-A874-21251A24B6C2"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzWCidndgCicNMHTs?format=standard" style="color:#00529B;" class="none_und">Arctic cyclone depleted sea ice in August</a><br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">Scientists have confirmed that an unusual Arctic cyclone that raged for 13 days in August further depleted Arctic sea ice, and brought it to its lowest point since September
 2007. The storm formed in Siberia on Aug. 2 before traversing the Arctic Ocean and making its way to Canada, and reached a pressure of 966 millibars Aug. 6, the lowest pressure on record for an Arctic storm. "This pressure minimum and cyclone longevity are
 very atypical of Arctic storms, particularly in August," according to a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzWCidndgCicNMHTs?format=standard">
Our Amazing Planet</a><font color="#666666"> (12/26) </font><img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAyCidndgCicNIcKM" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAzCidndgCicNTUXp" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYACCidndgCicNYAln" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYADCidndgCicNZkwG" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<a name="9E0FB0F3-FB68-4CDC-93E5-81BE875AFF7F"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzXCidndgCicNSVZh?format=standard" style="color:#00529B;" class="none_und">Traffic rolls over major archaeological find in Rome</a><br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">Underneath one of the most heavily traveled roundabouts in Rome rests the remains of 900-seat performing arts arena constructed by emperor Hadrian in 123 A.D. "Hadrian's auditorium
 is the biggest find in Rome since the Forum was uncovered in the 1920s," said Rossella Rea, the archaeologist running the dig. The excavation, which is open to the public, was discovered when work started on an underground railway system.
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzXCidndgCicNSVZh?format=standard">
The Guardian (London)</a><font color="#666666"> (12/26) </font><img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAECidndgCicNbpeH" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAFCidndgCicNeOlu" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAGCidndgCicNjHTV" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAHCidndgCicNpVZK" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<a name="9090687C-333F-41E9-A4BA-689DBE7D0551"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzYCidndgCicNaEFk?format=standard" style="color:#00529B;" class="none_und">NYU professor offers 6 ways to make science more reliable</a><br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">Rewarding the quality of research instead of the quantity of published papers, encouraging researchers to publish studies that failed and promoting meta-analysis would go a long
 way toward making science more reliable and reproducible, writes New York University professor Gary Marcus. He also suggests creating and enforcing a code of ethics and reminds researchers, the public and the media that a single study does not prove anything.
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzYCidndgCicNaEFk?format=standard">
The New Yorker (free content)</a><font color="#666666"> (12/24) </font><img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAICidndgCicNxEFN" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAJCidndgCicNGHUy" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAKCidndgCicNRfZx" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYALCidndgCicNcYma" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td height="45" width="100%">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr bgcolor="#7A7A7A">
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#FFFFFF;white-space:nowrap;">
<b>  Funding Watch  </b></td>
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img width="70" height="19" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sec_corner.gif"></td>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="100%" style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img height="1" width="1" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/shim.gif"></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<a name="6EA4E755-4FF3-4C1E-82E6-EA984019053D"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzZCidndgCicNjHTV?format=standard" style="color:#00529B;" class="none_und">Retired NIH chimpanzees face uncertain funding</a><br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">The National Institutes of Health is beginning to use fewer chimpanzees in its biomedical research and is retiring a group this year, but might not have the money to pay for
 their support in chimpanzee sanctuaries. The organization said last week that it will transport 113 of its chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center to Chimp Haven, a national chimpanzee sanctuary, both in Louisiana. Chimp Haven said it would need $2.3
 million to accommodate all the chimps -- a sum the NIH cannot currently contribute, and would put Chimp Haven past its $30 million support cap as stipulated by law.
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYzZCidndgCicNjHTV?format=standard">
The New York Times (tiered subscription model)</a><font color="#666666"> (12/24) </font>
<img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAOCidndgCicNiYqm" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAPCidndgCicNjIBF" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAQCidndgCicNlNjG" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYARCidndgCicNpmqt" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<a name="203612F8-ACAB-4AFF-842B-F67E39426AF9"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAaCidndgCicNufYU?format=standard" style="color:#00529B;" class="none_und">Minn. clinic earns funding from gut-function research program</a><br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said it secured research funding from the Biomarkers of Gut Function and Health, a program run by the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative
 that aims to confirm biomarkers that can improve gut function. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist William Faubion will use the funding for his Gut Permeability in Environmental Enteropathy research project.
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAaCidndgCicNufYU?format=standard">
BeckersASC.com</a><font color="#666666"> (12/26) </font><img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYASCidndgCicNufYU" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYATCidndgCicNAueJ" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAUCidndgCicNIcKM" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAVCidndgCicNRfZx" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td height="45" width="100%">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr bgcolor="#7A7A7A">
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#FFFFFF;white-space:nowrap;">
<b>  Sigma Xi News  </b></td>
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img width="70" height="19" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sec_corner.gif"></td>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="100%" style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img height="1" width="1" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/shim.gif"></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<a name="61F04CB0-4C46-48D8-A35B-B0541D7C80D9"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><font style="color:#00529B;">Sigma Xi on YouTube</font>
<br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">Subscribe to our
<a href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAbCidndgCicNFYlx" target="_blank">
YouTube channel</a> today to enjoy some incredible science content from around the world.
<img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAWCidndgCicNbEew" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAXCidndgCicNnwqZ" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBaCidndgCicNuQCP" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBbCidndgCicNvAOi" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<a name="F40FB6BA-B8DD-4348-93C3-5D7C2072CC38"></a>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;list-style-type:square; margin:0; padding:0 0 13px 15px;">
<li style="color:#00529B;margin-top:0px;padding-top:0px;"><font style="color:#00529B;">Connect with us on social media</font>
<br>
<font style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#000000;font-weight:normal;">Are you active on
<a href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAeCidndgCicNHOqz" target="_blank">
Facebook</a>, <a href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAfCidndgCicNIyBS" target="_blank">
Twitter</a> and <a href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAgCidndgCicNKDjT" target="_blank">
LinkedIn</a>? Sigma Xi is, too, and we would love to continue the conversation with you online. Look for us on your favorite platform and let us know your thoughts today.
<img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sm_share.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBcCidndgCicNxFwj" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBdCidndgCicNBeCW" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBeCidndgCicNFYlx" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBfCidndgCicNMmrm" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></font>
</li></ul>
<table style="background-color:#00529B;
font-family:Verdana;
font-size:10px;
border-top:1px solid #666666;
border-bottom:1px solid #666666;
color:#ffffff;margin-top:5px;" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="padding:15px 10px 15px 10px;" align="left">Learn more about -></td>
<td style="padding:15px 10px 15px 10px;;" align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAmCidndgCicNAueJ?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;">Sigma Xi</a> |
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBgCidndgCicNTUXp?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;">
American Scientist</a> | <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBhCidndgCicNcYma?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;">
Become an Affiliate</a><br>
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBiCidndgCicNnwqZ?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;">Become a Member</a> |
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYBjCidndgCicNzoDC?format=standard" style="color:#FFFFFF;">
Contact Us</a></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<br>
<br>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td valign="bottom" height="32" width="100%">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr bgcolor="#7A7A7A">
<td style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;color:#FFFFFF;white-space:nowrap;border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;">
<b>  SmartQuote  </b></td>
<td style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img width="70" height="19" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/sec_corner.gif"></td>
<td bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="100%" style="border-bottom:1px solid #7A7A7A;"><img height="1" width="1" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/shim.gif"></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<a name="B63D98E0-1761-44FE-997E-79E903FBA75C"></a>
<table style="border-left:1px none #666666;border-right:1px none #666666;border-bottom:1px none #666666;" bgcolor="#CCCCCC" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="padding:10px 6px;" width="45" valign="top"><img height="26" width="45" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/666666_quotes.gif"></td>
<td style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:13px;padding:10px 6px;" width="100%">People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind."
<br>
<div align="right"><strong>--William Butler Yeats,<br>
Irish poet and playwright</strong> <br>
<br>
<img border="0" align="absmiddle" height="14" width="34" src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/share_button_smartQuotes.gif"> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZaaCidndgCicNuXQa" title="LinkedIn"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/linkedin.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="LinkedIn"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZabCidndgCicNvIbt" title="Facebook"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/facebook.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Facebook"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZacCidndgCicNxMJu" title="Twitter"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/twitter.gif" height="14" width="14" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Twitter"></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZadCidndgCicNBlQh" title="Email this Story"><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/btn_email_story_gray1.gif" height="14" width="45" border="0" align="absmiddle" alt="Email this Story"></a></div>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<br>
</td>
<td width="78"> </td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<!--BEGIN FOOTER-->
<div style="height:10px;"> </div>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td valign="top" width="62%">
<table style="border-top:6px solid #006699;
font-family:Verdana;
font-size:11px;
color:#000000;" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="font-size:16px;
font-weight:bold;
color:#000000;
padding:9px 4px;">
Subscriber Tools </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td nowrap=""><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAiCidndgCicNSVZh" title=""><img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/foot_btn_signup.gif" height="21" width="123" border="0"></a>  
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZaeCidndgCicNGfyI" title="">
<img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/foot_btn_feedback.gif" height="21" width="123" border="0"></a>  
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAjCidndgCicNZkeW" title="">
<img src="http://cdn.smartbrief.com/images/briefs2/common/foot_btn_email.gif" height="21" width="123" border="0"></a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZafCidndgCicNMtEx?format=standard">Update account information</a>  |
<a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZagCidndgCicNUckA?format=standard">
Change e-mail address</a>  | <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZahCidndgCicNdfzl?format=standard">
Unsubscribe</a>  | <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZaiCidndgCicNnDEk?format=standard">
Print friendly format</a>  | <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZaiCidndgCicNnDEk?format=standard">
Web version</a>  | <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZajCidndgCicNzvQN?format=standard">
Search past news</a>  | <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAkCidndgCicNgSKZ?format=standard">
Archive</a>  | <a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZamCidndgCicNvIbt?format=standard">
Privacy policy</a></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<br>
<table style="border-top:6px solid #006699;
font-family:Verdana;
font-size:11px;
color:#000000;" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="font-size:16px;
font-weight:bold;
color:#000000;
padding:9px 4px;">
Advertise </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="font-size:13px"><b>Account Director: </b>  <a href="mailto:tsikes@smartbrief.com" style="">
Tom Sikes</a>   <font style="">212-450-1694</font></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
<td width="2%"> </td>
<td valign="top" width="36%">
<table style="border-top:6px solid #006699;
font-family:Verdana;
font-size:11px;
color:#000000;" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;padding:9px 0px;">Read more at
<font style="color:#0066CC;">SmartBrief.com</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td valign="top">
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;
font-size:13px;
list-style-type:square;
margin:0;
padding:0 0 0 1.2em;
color:#006699;
line-height:18px;">
<li><strong><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZanCidndgCicNwsmM?format=standard">Industry Home</a></strong>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZaoCidndgCicNywUN?format=standard">Readers' Choice</a>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAnCidndgCicNMmrm?format=standard">Search</a>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnYAkCidndgCicNgSKZ?format=standard">Archive</a>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZapCidndgCicNBWbA?format=standard">Grab our News Widget</a>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZaqCidndgCicNGPKb?format=standard">Download a SmartBrief Mobile app today</a>
</li></ul>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="3"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="3">
<table style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;color:#000000;line-height:18px;" bgcolor="#E5E5E5" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td colspan="6"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="2%"> </td>
<td valign="top" width="46%"><strong>Recent Sigma Xi SmartBrief Issues: </strong>
<ul style="font-family:Verdana;
font-size:13px;
list-style-type:square;
margin:0;
padding:0 0 0 1.2em;
color:#006699;
line-height:18px;">
<li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZarCidndgCicNNdPQ?format=standard">Wednesday, December 26, 2012</a>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZasCidndgCicNUMvT?format=standard">Monday, December 24, 2012</a>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZatCidndgCicNdPKE?format=standard">Friday, December 21, 2012</a>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZauCidndgCicNonPD?format=standard">Thursday, December 20, 2012</a>
</li><li><a target="_blank" href="http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/edszCjsBbdCfnZavCidndgCicNAgcg?format=standard">Wednesday, December 19, 2012</a>
</li></ul>
</td>
<td width="2%"> </td>
<td style="border-left:1px solid #CCCCCC;" width="2%"> </td>
<td valign="top" width="46%"><strong>Lead Editor: </strong>  <a href="mailto:sigmaxi@smartbrief.com">
Bryan McBournie</a> <br>
      <br>
<b>Mailing Address:</b> <br>
<a href="http://www.smartbrief.com/index.htm" target="_blank">SmartBrief, Inc.®</a>, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004</td>
<td width="2%"> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="6"> </td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding-top:3px;" colspan="3">© 1999-2012 SmartBrief, Inc.® 
<a href="http://www.smartbrief.com/sigmaxi/legal.htm" target="_blank">Legal Information</a></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<br>
<!--END FOOTER--></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

</body>
</html>