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Article ID: 708876

Dealing with the fallout in Fukushima–Part 1

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Mar. 11 marks the 8th anniversary of Japan’s Tohuku earthquake. The tsunami that followed led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which spread radioactive materials throughout the area. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Mar. 1 blog explores the impact this has had on the farming village of Iitate, Japan.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708985

Swimming microbes steer themselves into mathematical order

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Freeing thousands of microorganisms to swim in random directions in an infinite pool of liquid may not sound like a recipe for order, but eventually the swarm will go with its own flow. Theoretical modeling led by University of Wisconsin–Madison applied mathematician Saverio Spagnolie shows that the forces generated by different kinds of tiny swimmers will sweep them all up in predictable ways.

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1-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708716

Getting to the core of underwater soil

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Soils all over the Earth’s surface are rigorously tested and managed. But what about soils that are down in the murky depths? Some scientists are working to get them the recognition and research they deserve.

Released:
27-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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    25-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708572

Ancient Poop Helps Show Climate Change Contributed to Fall of Cahokia

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study shows climate change may have contributed to the decline of Cahokia, a famed prehistoric city near present-day St. Louis. And it involves ancient human poop.

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22-Feb-2019 4:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 708327

Do crops have different metabolisms—like people?

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Crop differences go beyond appearance and taste. Certain plants are more efficient in how they grow and reproduce. The Feb. 22 Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how this difference in plant metabolism is important for future food security.

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25-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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    21-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708175

Yeasts Reach Across Tree of Life to Domesticate Suite of Bacterial Genes

University of Wisconsin-Madison

New research finds that some yeast picked up a whole suite of genes from bacteria that gave them the new ability to scavenge iron from their environment. It’s one of the clearest examples yet of the transfer of genes from one branch on the tree of life to another.

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15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708308

To bear or not to bear a seed

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

What would be the purpose of a flower that doesn’t bear seeds? Research with crop wild relatives suggests the extra flowers make a small but significant contribution to yield.

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20-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708265

UW-Milwaukee poet blends Spanish, English

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cárdenas was among those honored with an Outstanding Woman of Color award by the University of Wisconsin System.

Released:
18-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 708262

UW-Milwaukee student food pantry honored

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The food pantry has served more than 500 students in its first few months of operation.

Released:
18-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

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