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Fungi create genes to "win over" their plant friends and neighbors

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The vast majority of plants depend on fungi for life, and fungi are always learning how to best befriend plants

Attabey Rodriguez Benitez, Science Friday

Your morning walk, no matter how far, can help you live longer

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Luke Whitcomb, Colorado State University

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What you need to know about this year’s winter solstice and the great conjunction

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This cosmic phenomenon is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

William Teets, Vanderbilt University

Why do the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines need to be kept so cold?

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Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Genetic engineering can save the American chestnut tree from a deadly fungus

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Colleen J Mulvihill, University of Texas at Austin

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It's time to track city sewage for emerging diseases, not just COVID-19

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Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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This is how climate change is reshaping the entire planet

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Elisa Bonnin, University of Washington

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Instead of a colonoscopy, a new screen tests poop for colorectal cancer-related bacteria

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Testing for the bacterium Parvimonas micra in stool may present an alternative to a colonoscopy

Manisha Roy, Kidwai Cancer Institute

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Skin cells protect their DNA from bumps and bruises with a jello-like response

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Rachel Stewart, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

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Misinformation is keeping invasive, destructive lionfish around

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New study suggests better scientific dissemination could put lionfish on the menu and protect native habitats

Sarah Heidmann, University of the Virgin Islands

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The mother's gut microbiome helps a child's brain develop its senses

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Simon Spichak, University College, Cork

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