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The Connoisseur of Pain

The Connoisseur of Pain | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Stung by dozens of different insects for his research, the entomologist Justin Schmidt has become an expert in physical agony.
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Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish | New York (NY) Times

Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
LED lighting and short growing periods have helped the rise of indoor farming, but scaling up is tougher.
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As Seas Rise, Saltwater Plants Offer Hope Farms Will Survive | New York (NY) Times

On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.

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In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis | New York (NY) Times

In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

People tend to come to Tucson to figure something out,” Demion Clinco remarked one cool desert evening, beneath a sky so boundless it made all things seem possible

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The Best Way to Get Over a Breakup | New York (NY) Times

The Best Way to Get Over a Breakup | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Writing about your feelings, a practice long embraced by teenagers and folk singers, is now attracting attention as a path to good health. And a recent study suggests that reflecting on your emotions could help you get over a breakup. But, one of its authors says, journaling can have its downsides.

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Arizona Cities Could Face Cutbacks in Water From Colorado River, Officials Say | New York (NY) Times

The warning comes as the federal Bureau of Reclamation forecasts that Lake Mead will fall next month to a level not seen since the lake was first filled in 1938.
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Arizona Cities Could Face Cutbacks in Water From Colorado River, Officials Say | New York (NY) Times

The warning comes as the federal Bureau of Reclamation forecasts that Lake Mead will fall next month to a level not seen since the lake was first filled in 1938.
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‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Shows Why They Do | New York (NY) Times

‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Shows Why They Do | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“Do Fathers Matter?” cites research that shows that fathers have an outsize effect on their children’s vocabulary, and that their presence can delay daughters’ puberty, among other findings.
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Squirrel Power! | New York (NY) Times

Squirrel Power! | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A single squirrel can disrupt and frustrate thousands of people at a time, switching off our electrified lives for hours.
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Experts See New Normal as a Hotter, Drier West Faces More Huge Fires | New York (NY) Times

Experts See New Normal as a Hotter, Drier West Faces More Huge Fires | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists said the deadly Arizona blaze and 15 others that remained uncontained from New Mexico to California were part of a warmer trend in the West that would bring more catastrophic fires.
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Cougars, Glamorous Killers, Expand Their Range | New York (NY) Times

Cougars, Glamorous Killers, Expand Their Range | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Cougars, solitary and elusive, had vanished from much of the country, but in recent decades the species has been making a comeback, fueling both fascination and fear.
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The Connoisseur of Pain | New York (NY) Times

The Connoisseur of Pain | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Stung by dozens of different insects for his research, the entomologist Justin Schmidt has become an expert in physical agony.
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As Fires Grow, a New Landscape Appears in the West | New York (NY) Times

As Fires Grow, a New Landscape Appears in the West | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A natural cycle of fire and forest renewal has been broken in the West, some scientists believe. Millions of trees may never return.
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What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times

What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Certain species of millipedes do, first to warn off predators and then, if necessary, to dispense with them.
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What's the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup? | New York (NY) Times (Blog)

What's the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup? | New York (NY) Times (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Have you or anyone you’re close to suffered a romantic breakup? How did you, or they, handle it? What worked to ease the pain? What made it worse?
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In the Parching West, It's Beginning to Feel like 1159 | New York (NY) Times

To find a similar period of Western drought to the current recent span, you’d have to go back to 1159.
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‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Shows Why They Do | New York (NY) Times

‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Shows Why They Do | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“Do Fathers Matter?” cites research that shows that fathers have an outsize effect on their children’s vocabulary, and that their presence can delay daughters’ puberty, among other findings.
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Va. Betting Parlors Closed to Triple Crown Wagers | New York (NY) Times

In the state where famed Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born, off-track betting parlors that would ordinarily be packed with gamblers watching California Chrome try to match Secretariat's feat Saturday will likely be closed or almost empty.
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Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz | New York (NY) Times

Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Some 20,000 plant species rely on bees and other insects to shake their pollen out of secret tubes in order to survive.
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Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz | New York (NY) Times

Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Some 20,000 plant species rely on bees and other insects to shake their pollen out of secret tubes in order to survive.
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Arizona Is Fertile Ground for New York Matzo | New York (NY) Times

Arizona Is Fertile Ground for New York Matzo | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona’s arid wheat fields have become the front line in the competition between two Ultra-Orthodox sects for the most rigorous standards in the production of matzo.
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Detecting Heat Stress in Cows | New York (NY) Times

Detecting Heat Stress in Cows | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Cows who are feeling too hot avoid lying down, leading to exhaustion, according to researchers who used temperature and motion sensors to study the animals.
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