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Bitter cold grips West; citrus and lettuce damaged | FindLaw

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - As an unusual cold spell gripped parts of the West for a fifth day, some California citrus growers reported damage to crops and an agriculture official said national prices on lettuce have started to rise because of lost produce in Arizona.

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Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence | Phys.org

Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the mountains of Virginia, millipedes have bright yellow and black colors to warn enemies that they are toxic and not worth eating. Their cousins in California convey this warning in a very different way—by glowing in the dark.
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Kitchen Disinfectant Wipe Usage Reduces Risk Of Food Poisoning By 99 Percent | Science 2.0

Consumers can reduce the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning by up to 99.2% by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry, according to a new study...

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Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99% | Science Blog

Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99% | Science Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Consumers can reduce the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning by up to 99.2% by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry. This is …

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How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog

How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
May 1, 2015 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bombardier beetles, which exist on every continent except Antarctica, have a pretty easy life. Virtually no other animals prey on them, because …
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Beetle Bomb | The Scientist Magazine

The coordinated movements of two chambers within the gland of a species of bombardier beetles (Brachinus elongatulus) allow the insects to effortlessly spray rapid pulses of noxious irritants, according to a study published today (May 1) in Science.
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Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99 percent | Medical Xpress

Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99 percent | Medical Xpress | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Consumers can reduce the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning by up to 99.2% by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry. This is according to research published today (Friday 01 May) in the Society for Applied Microbiology's Journal of Applied Microbiology.
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Anivax licenses tech for food safety vaccine in chickens | Phoenix Business Journal

Anivax licenses tech for food safety vaccine in chickens | Phoenix Business Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A Tucson startup has licensed technology from two of Arizona's state universities to create a food safety vaccine used in chickens.
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Amazing Bombardier Beetle Shoots Toxic Bullets from its Butt | China Topix

Amazing Bombardier Beetle Shoots Toxic Bullets from its Butt | China Topix | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the precise mechanism how the Bombardier beetle shoots a jet of noxious bullets as a defense mechanism.
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'Machine gun' beetle fires streams of searing hot spray from its back | Daily Mail (UK)

'Machine gun' beetle fires streams of searing hot spray from its back | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The beetle's behaviour (pictured) has been caught on camera by Wendy Moore and her colleagues at the University of Arizona.
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X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Bombardier Beetle's Machine-Gun Bum | NBC News

X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Bombardier Beetle's Machine-Gun Bum | NBC News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered how bombardier beetles manage to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at its enemies.
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A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal | NZ Health Tech (Blog)

A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal | NZ Health Tech (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
 Seismologists at the UA are part of a global community of scientists and experts working to better understand earthquakes and help communities to be prepared
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Beetle’s Explosive Spray Mechanism Revealed By X-Ray Imaging | Chemical & Engineering News

Beetle’s Explosive Spray Mechanism Revealed By X-Ray Imaging | Chemical & Engineering News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

To fend off predators, bombardier beetles spray a hot, irritating liquid from a gland that behaves like a microscopic chemical reactor. Researchers have now used synchrotron X-ray imaging to reveal details about how the beetles control their built-in weapon (Science 2015, DOI: 10.1126/science/1261166).

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UA churns out racing industry grads | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

UA churns out racing industry grads | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Before Hall of Fame horse trainers Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher applied their trade on great courses known as Churchill Downs and Pimlico, they learned that trade at the University of Arizona, in ...
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You Can Reduce The Risk Of Food Poisoning With Disinfectant Wipes | Science World Report

You Can Reduce The Risk Of Food Poisoning With Disinfectant Wipes | Science World Report | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
New findings published in the journal of Applied Microbiology show that disinfectant wipes that are typically used in the kitchen (and other areas) can significantly reduce the risk of food poisoning.
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Disinfectant Wipes Significantly Reduces The Risk Of Food Poisoning | University Herald

New research suggests that people who use disinfectant wipes in the kitchen can significantly reduce the risk of food poisoning.
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App aims to help women quit smoking | ABQ (NM) Journal

When it comes to quitting smoking, women may need some extra motivation, researchers say.

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Researchers Discover How Beetle Fires with its Butt | News Every Day

Researchers Discover How Beetle Fires with its Butt | News Every Day | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona researchers studied the beetle's anatomy to learn how it fires hot chemicals in short rapid bursts.
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UA churns out racing industry grads | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

UA churns out racing industry grads | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Before Hall of Fame horse trainers Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher applied their trade on great courses known as Churchill Downs and Pimlico, they learned that trade at the University of Arizona, in ...
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Arizona Partnership Opens Door For Food-Borne Illness Vaccine | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Arizona Partnership Opens Door For Food-Borne Illness Vaccine | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A vaccine which may help improve the health of humans worldwide is moving from research to development because of a local partnership.
The University of Arizona and Arizona State University have partnered with Tucson-based biotech company Anivax on the licensing needed to develop a vaccine for a poultry-borne illness.
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Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Zee News (India)

Ever heard of a beetle with a gun built into its rear end? Here is one, called the bombardier beetle.
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Bombardier Beetle Might Be Small But It Carries A 'Machine Gun' Of Hot Chemical Mix | Tech Times

Bombardier Beetle Might Be Small But It Carries A 'Machine Gun' Of Hot Chemical Mix | Tech Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study investigates how the diminutive bombardier beetle protects itself against potential predators using its machine gun-like chemical release.
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This beetle’s butt is basically a machine gun | Washington (DC) Post

This beetle’s butt is basically a machine gun | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When threatened, the beetle mixes up chemicals in an internal chamber, then fires the reaction off as a near-boiling, high-speed spray from its rear end.
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Bug bang theory: Beetle could help understand blasts | Arizona Daily Star

Bug bang theory: Beetle could help understand blasts | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The ones used in experiment were collected in Madera Canyon, south of Tucson.
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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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Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun | Science Newsline

Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun | Science Newsline | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you thought that a beetle with a machine gun built into its rear end was something that only exists in sci-fi movies, you should talk to Wendy Moore at the University of Arizona.
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