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Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Eurekalert

Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Eurekalert | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An interdisciplinary collaboration including materials scientists, an imaging expert and an entomologist discovered how bombardier beetles manage to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at predators or other creatures that harass them.
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LGBT teens who come out at school have better self-esteem, study finds | Eurekalert

Despite the risk of being bullied, coming out in high school is better for students' well-being in the long-run, according to a new study by University of Arizona researcher Stephen Russell. Students who were open about their sexual orientation or gender identity in high school reported higher self-esteem and life satisfaction as young adults than those who did not disclose, or who tried to conceal, their sexual orientation or gender identity from others at school.
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Sugar-based, bio-inspired surfactants hold promises from cosmetics to oil spill cleanups | Eurekalert

Sugar-based, bio-inspired surfactants hold promises from cosmetics to oil spill cleanups | Eurekalert | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
GlycoSurf, a startup company from the University of Arizona, has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology for the synthesis of environmentally-friendly surfactants - also known as biosurfactants -- which are non-toxic and biodegradeable and used as 'green' replacements for petroleum-based surfactants.
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Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton | Eurekalert

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton | Eurekalert | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Combining computer modeling and field research on cotton pests, a UA-led study suggests that biotechnology and traditional agriculture can be compatible approaches toward sustainable agriculture.
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