Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

How do some micro-organisms manage to exist and even thrive in surroundings ranging from Antarctica to boiling hot springs? A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute's Plant Sciences Department, led by Professor Avigdor Scherz, has found that a switch in just two amino acids (the building blocks of protein) can make a difference between functioning best at moderate temperatures...
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Company products help cancer patients with their pain
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Lindy Snider is a woman with a mission -- and not a predictable one for a person who delved into theater and Oriental Studies at Ithaca College and the University of Pennsylvania. The only hint of her destiny may have been Snider's penchant for whipping up "concoctions" in the family kitchen as a child. Decades later, she has turned that...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
When people talk about stocks, they are most often referring to the class known as common stock. It's well-known that common stocks have the potential for capital appreciation, and they have produced a higher historical return than most forms of investment, but this has come with the increased risk of losses and more volatility overall. Fewer people are familiar with...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
As the miracle of fall foliage unfolds in mid-September and lasts through October, nowhere is the breathtaking blaze of colors that sweeps the landscape more dramatic than in New England. Foliage enthusiasts can enjoy the spectacle of changing leaves several ways -- by car, train, cruise ships ... even chair lifts. Here are states with dazzling foliage scenes and a...
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It happened to Philadelphia goalie Max Fenkell two years in a row. First, it was the inline hockey semifinal in the JCC Maccabi Games in 2004. After his Philadelphia team overcame a two-goal deficit against Washington, D.C., to tie the game -- this, in front of D.C.'s home crowd -- Fenkell, 15, gave up the game winning goal with just...
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