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Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra

(Northern Arizona University) Northern Arizona University researchers Rebecca Hewitt and Michelle Mack authored a paper, published this week in New Phytologist, that could have implications for researchers and computer models that predict where nitrogen and carbon go at both regional and global levels.

Are male dogs causing your allergies?

If you’re one of the many people who has an empty home because you’re allergic to dogs, science might have an answer. People who have dog allergies react to proteins found in dog urine, saliva and dander. The proteins are…

12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habit

There’s so much news about how bad sugar is for you. It’s been linked to everything from obesity to some types of cancer. Yet, we average 17 teaspoons of added sugar a day. That doesn’t count the sugar found naturally…

What to see in the night sky in 2020

Are you ready for a new year of supermoons, meteor showers, eclipses and historic planetary alignments? The year 2020 is filled with a number of exciting reasons to get out, look up and marvel at the celestial wonders above us….

How safe are edible, homemade gifts?

After one too many tacky ties or too-small sweaters, a gift of homemade jam or salsa can be a welcome respite from the overconsumption that permeates this time of year. But whether it’s chutney, relish, pickles, condiments or nut butters,…

Is campylobacter contagious?

Dogs give us unconditional love and constant companionship. Unfortunately, sometimes they also give us a number of zoonoses, or diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. You know about zoonotic diseases like rabies and maybe ringworm and roundworm,…

How to stop a sweater from shedding

Now that the cold weather is here, it’s time for cozy sweaters. But with that warmth and fluff often comes shedding and pilling. Your nice snuggly sweater either leaves behind a trail of hair like your dog or starts to…

What kind of tired are you?

Millions of Americans describe themselves as exhausted on a daily basis, many of them shuffling through life with little energy for enjoyment or satisfaction. The first step in combating weariness is understanding why you’re so tired. For some, the reasons…