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Protein Region on COVID’s Viral Spike Senses Temperature, Drives Seasonal Mutation Patterns

Not to pile on, but winter is coming and the COVID-19 pandemic is about to get worse.

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Catalyst Technology Converts Methane Greenhouse Gas into Useful, Valuable Chemicals

Methane, which produces more warming than other greenhouse gases and is the subject of newly announced U.S. emission restrictions, is hard to break down and keep out of the atmosphere.

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Danforth Center Scientists Develop an Unprecedented Three-Dimensional X-ray Microscope Methodology to Image Plants at Cellular Resolution

Measuring plant phenotypes, a term used to describe the observable characteristics of an organism, is a critical aspect of studying and improving economically important crops.

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Stanford Researchers Point the Way to Avoiding Blackouts With Clean, Renewable Energy

For some, visions of a future powered by clean, renewable energy are clouded by fears of blackouts driven by intermittent electricity supplies.

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Climate Change May Make Hurricanes Hit Sooner and Last Longer

This past hurricane season was a pretty nasty one. With 21 storms from June 1 to November 30, for the second year in a row the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ran out of names on their official list and had to swap over to a backup. 

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New Research Makes Waves Tackling the Future of Tsunami Monitoring and Modeling

The coastal zone is home to over a billion people. Rising sea levels are already impacting coastal residents and aggravating existing coastal hazards, such as flooding during high tides and storm surges.

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Geophysicists Detect Electron Dance Deep Inside the Earth, With a Twist

Most are aware that electrons are negatively charged particles that surround the nucleus of atoms and whose behaviour governs chemical interactions. 

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UNH Research Finds Future Snowmelt Could Have Costly Consequences on Infrastructure

Climate change and warmer conditions have altered snow-driven extremes and previous studies predict less and slower snowmelt in the northern United States and Canada. 

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Renewable Energy Is Great—but the Grid Can Slow It Down

Say you want to build a wind farm. You find a nice empty knoll in northern Vermont, where the breeze blows steadily and the neighbors don’t complain about sullied views.  

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$19 Million Research Project Seeks to Understand How Management Impacts Soil Health, Farmer Well-Being

An international coalition announced a $19 million research project aimed at understanding how a farmer or ranchers’ grazing management decisions impacts soil health on pasture and rangeland (commonly called grazing lands) and – in turn – how soil health can positively impact a producer’s land and well-being.

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