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Article ID: 706499

Unraveling threads of bizarre hagfish’s explosive slime

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jean-Luc Thiffeault, a University of Wisconsin–Madison math professor, and collaborators Randy Ewoldt and Gaurav Chaudhary of the University of Illinois have modeled the hagfish’s gag-inducing defense mechanism mathematically, publishing their work today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

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15-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706354

How does the freeze-thaw cycle impact soil?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Winter soil freezes, heaves, and moves! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Jan. 15 Soils Matter blog looks at the freeze-thaw cycle, how it changes soil on a microscopic level, and the reaction of Alaska’s unique permafrost soils.

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15-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706324

Study: “Post-normal” science requires unorthodox communication strategies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Our aim,” the authors write, “is therefore to use our collective experiences and knowledge to highlight how the current debate about gene drives could benefit from lessons learned from other contexts and sound communication approaches involving multiple actors.”

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10-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706310

Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge volumes of water that, if melted, would dramatically elevate sea level and alter the world’s coastlines. New research matches the geologic record of Antarctica’s ice with the periodic astronomical motions of the Earth.

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10-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706382

Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones.

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11-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706165

Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered how grasses count the short days of winter to prepare for flowering. The new research provides valuable insight into how winter-adapted grasses gain the ability to flower in spring, which could be helpful for improving crops, like winter wheat, that rely on this process.

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8-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705884

Long Term AG Change Impacts Stream Water Quality

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

A new study examines how the switch to conservation tillage has impacted a southwestern Ohio lake over the past decades. From 1994 to 2014, an unusually long timespan, the researchers measured concentrations of suspended sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus in streams draining into Acton Lake.

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2-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705686

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee undergraduate researchers honored

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

More than 1,000 students are involved in undergraduate research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The university was one of two nationally which received the 2018 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments from the Council on Undergraduate Research.

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19-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 705663

Peanuts that do more with less water

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

Researchers are studying peanut varieties to find a ‘water conservation’ trait. It would help the plant maintain a high yield during a drought.

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19-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST

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