Interesting piece and video by Science magazine about how “a specialized protein from a bacterium that jump-starts the freezing process when water is close to 0°C—a talent the microbes normally use to damage their host plants” is used to help snowmaking at ski areas.

It’s an apropos piece because today, April 26, it is snowing moderately heavily here in New Hampshire. Yesterday it was in the 60s. The guy trying to restart Tenney Mountain Ski Area says in a Facebook post that this is the heaviest snow he’s seen all winter – which says something about how crappy the winter was.

Read the piece here

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