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Monday, September 28, 2020

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I’ll be back (in 3,000 years)

I still remember my first night in the United States, not due to the long journey, but because of the first question someone asked...

Sleeping Beauty Seeds

This year I’ve been reading a lot about seed dormancy and while we’re all hunkered down, sheltered in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, I...

Forget What You Know About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the sixth-leading cause of death among adults in the US. Its progression is devastating: the brain slowly deteriorates,...

Fanning the flames

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In recent years, it feels like we have watched parts of the world be swallowed whole by fire, painting a very apocalyptic picture of the future. Nearly 40,000 square miles in Australia were decimated...

Double Merle Dogs

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Dog coats come in a seemingly endless variety of patterns, lengths, textures and colors, determined by their genetic makeup. Just 8-14 different genes are responsible for most of these differences in coat...

The Dilution Effect: Placebo or Panacea?

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For a long time, ecologists have asked: why are there so many species? How is it possible that there can be so many species of, for example, phytoplankton that exist at the same time?...

This looks familiar…

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How many times has this happened to you before? You walk into a room–it could be one you’ve stepped foot in a dozen times that day, or...

Salty soils: a ‘growing’ issue for agriculture

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When you think of salt, your mind likely wanders to the last bit of food you seasoned. We all know salt improves the taste of food. However, most probably don’t recognize its importance in...