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bowl of cookie batter

DOUGH DEBACLE  In 2015 and 2016, E. coli-tainted flour sickened dozens of people in the United States, most of whom had eaten raw dough or batter while baking. 

Lena Pernas

Toxoplasma is a pretty incredible bug,” says Lena Pernas. But studying the parasite requires gloves, lab coats and goggles. “I wanted hazmat suits.”

Harding Icefield in Alaska

SNOW DECORATION  Algae turn the snow pink and red on parts of Alaska’s Harding Icefield. New research finds that the pink snow melts faster than clean snow.

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