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Plant Water Demands Shift With Water Availability | redOrbit

Plant Water Demands Shift With Water Availability | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S.
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Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | UANews

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In the lab, Victoria Obergh transfers bacterial DNA samples into a tray. A graduate student in the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Obergh works with the samples under a sterile hood sporting an ultraviolet light to kill any unwanted DNA.

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When mental illness affects your family | WCTI (TV-New Bern, NC)

When mental illness affects your family | WCTI (TV-New Bern, NC) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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When mental illness affects your family | KIDK (TV-Idaho Falls ID)

When mental illness affects your family | KIDK (TV-Idaho Falls ID) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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When mental illness affects your family | WFMZ (TV-Allentown PA)

When mental illness affects your family | WFMZ (TV-Allentown PA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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5 Tricky Diet Situations, Solved | The Zone Diet (Blog)

You're working on your weight, and certain situations make it really challenging. Usually, it's a social situation where food is front and center. You can still join in the fun and stick to your diet. Use these strategies to keep yourself on track.



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The Monsoon Strategies of the Threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog | National Geographic

The Monsoon Strategies of the Threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The monsoon delivers about one third of the annual 15-inch average precipitation in Arizona's Ciénega Valley, for a few hours flooding pools and increasing streamflow up to a hundred times the norm...
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Ant Colonies With Personalities? The Meek and the Bold | Nature World News

Ant Colonies With Personalities? The Meek and the Bold | Nature World News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers studying the behavioral patterns of ant colonies are suggesting that each nest can actually have its own collective personality that is shaped by the environment.
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Ant colony personalities shaped by environment | The Nation (Pakistan)

BBCWashington Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by the environment, a US study suggests. Colonies of several hundred ants show consistent differences in the way they behave, just like individual people do.Certain behaviours go together - for example, a colony that explores
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The secret to healthy soil — and happy plants | Arizona Daily Star

The secret to healthy soil — and happy plants | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
How good is your soil, really? Stop guessing and find out for sure.
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CFZ Watcher of the Skies: Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | CFZ Watchers (Blog)

Studying Galápagos hawks and their lice, biologists provide some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them. The findings help explain the rapid rate of parasite evolution.

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Program hosts annual farm camps, partners with local organizations | Inside Tucson Business

Program hosts annual farm camps, partners with local organizations | Inside Tucson Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

We work, we learn, we have fun,” says Chris Lowen, Manager of Las Melpitas de Cottonwood Farm on the banks of the Santa Cruz River.

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America's wild mustangs cannot be left to manage themselves | Ecologist

America's wild mustangs cannot be left to manage themselves | Ecologist | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Wild mustangs are a potent symbol of pioneer spirit in the old West, writes J. Edward de Steiguer. But with few natural controls on their numbers, the population of almost 100,000 is rising by 20% a year. Now it's up to humans to control their numbers - one way or another.
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Master Gardener conference now open to the public | Arizona Daily Star

Master Gardener conference now open to the public | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Register by Wednesday. Organic edibles and landscape contouring will be discussed.
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When mental illness affects your family | KSPR (TV-Springfield, MO)

When mental illness affects your family | KSPR (TV-Springfield, MO) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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When depression affects your kids | Our Weekly (Los Angeles, CA)

When depression affects your kids | Our Weekly (Los Angeles, CA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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When mental illness affects your family | KVIA (TV-Las Cruces, NM)

When mental illness affects your family | KVIA (TV-Las Cruces, NM) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

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When mental illness affects your family | KCOY (TV-Santa Maria CA)

When mental illness affects your family | KCOY (TV-Santa Maria CA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.

We might look around at our adult family members and friends...

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What's Up UA? - Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils | Explorer News (Marana AZ)

What's Up UA? - Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils | Explorer News (Marana AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Agriculture is big business in Arizona, and industry leaders in Yuma County are teaming up with the University of Arizona to arm growers with science and information they need to swiftly tackle threats to their profitability.
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Cleaning Shortcuts That Can Save You 7 Hours A Week | Prevention

Cleaning Shortcuts That Can Save You 7 Hours A Week | Prevention | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

What you need to clean: Every item that you use daily. Fact is, the kitchen is the dirtiest room in the house. “If you don't disinfect or change your dish sponge and clean your sink once a week, you're getting exposed to more fecal matter than in a toilet after you flush it,” says Charles Gerba, PhD, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona.



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The 7 Germiest Places | Gym Talk Clothing (Blog)

Amazon.com Widgets By April Daley Using your local ATM is like sticking your hand in a public toilet, a recent British study finds. Researchers from BioCote, an antibacterial product coating company, swabbed keypads on ATMs and the seats of nearby public restrooms. They found both contained bacteria that caused diarrhea and other illnesses—and the ATMs …
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Geneticists decry book on race and evolution | AAAS

A best-seller by former New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade about recent human evolution and its potential effects on human cultures has drawn critical reviews since its spring publication. Now, nearly 140 senior human population geneticists around the world, many of whose work was cited in the book, have signed a letter to The New York Times Book Review stating that Wade has misinterpreted their work. The letter criticizes “Wade’s misappropriation of research from our field to support arguments about differences among human societies,” and is slated to appear in the 10 August issue of the Book Review. It’s available online today.

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Delving into psychology, impact of being a dad | Buffalo (NY) News

When our young daughters first decided to play on top of our Honda minivan, parked in our driveway, my wife was worried. But to me, it seemed no less safe than chasing a ball that frequently ended up in the street. And they loved the height, the novelty, the danger. So I let them stay. They never fe... - The Buffalo News
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6 Things You Should Know About Zucchini | Health Magazine

6 Things You Should Know About Zucchini | Health Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Zucchini actually falls under the umbrella of summer squash, which are squashes that get harvested before their rinds harden. Here are some other fun facts about this veggie that may surprise you.
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Environment can affect personalities of ant colonies, study finds | SmartBrief

Ant colonies appear to have personalities that are molded by their environment, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "Some colonies are much more happy to take risks in their daily activities, while other colonies are a lot less likely to take risks," said research leader Sarah Bengston of the University of Arizona. The personality of colonies can be affected by their location, with risk-taking personalities more common in the colder climes of the north, researchers suggest.
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UA Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond | UANews

UA Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tucson residents have saved 3.6 million gallons of water while contributing to community enhancement projects through Conserve to Enhance, a program started at the University of Arizona.

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