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Article ID: 705634

Drought Stress Changes Microbes Living at Sorghum’s Roots

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists explore how drought-tolerant plants communicate to nearby microorganisms, suggesting ways to engineer more resilient bioenergy crops.

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18-Dec-2018 3:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 705636

Small Particles Play Large Role in Tropical Thunderstorms

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Ultrafine aerosol particles produce bigger storm clouds and more precipitation than larger aerosols in pristine conditions.

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Article ID: 705630

5 Things Santa and His Elves Have to Do to Avoid Christmas Disaster

National Athletic Trainers Association

As you and the elves at the North Pole prepare for your busiest and biggest night of the year, we know that you and your team will face challenges including extreme weather, dangerous and slippery rooftops, hauling heavy packages and maneuvering down a wide variety of chimneys. These working conditions put you and the elves at risk for concussions, sprains, overuse and cold weather injuries, and much more.

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18-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705632

Ask a Rutgers Philosopher: Nine Thoughts on Holiday Gift-Giving

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

What’s the best way to give gifts this holiday season? Should you do it anonymously? Does your motivation matter? If these sound like philosophical questions, don’t fear. Larry Temkin, Distinguished Professor in Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s philosophy department in the School of Arts and Sciences and an expert on ethics, draws on many centuries of philosophical thought on gift-giving to suggest nine points worth thinking about this holiday season.

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Mindfulness training may help support weight loss

Endocrine Society

Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Article ID: 705361

Scientists Develop Method to Visualize a Genetic Mutation

New York University

A team of scientists has developed a method that yields, for the first time, visualization of a gene amplifications and deletions known as copy number variants in single cells. Significantly, the breakthrough allows early detection of rare genetic events providing high resolution analysis of the tempo of evolution.

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