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Some Trees Beat Heat with Sweat

During extreme heat waves, a species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water and taking advantage of evaporative cooling. Other trees may do the same.

May 31, 2018 — Yasemin Saplakoglu

U.S. Flu Spread Counts On Southern Cold Snaps

A multifactorial analysis finds that the ignition of a flu epidemic stems from a blast of colder weather striking an otherwise warm, humid, urban environment, and driving people indoors into close quarters.  

March 21, 2018 — Karen Hopkin

Pain and Weather Fail to Connect

A big data analysis involving more than 1.5 million patients could find no relationship between weather and complaints to doctors about joint or back pain.  

December 23, 2017 — Karen Hopkin
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