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If you’ve ever skied on a mountain covered in artificial snow, you have a microbe to thank. To make fresh powder, humans have co-opted 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. Learn more http://bit.ly/1ShD2AA Read the research (free): http://bit.ly/1qGRS8X