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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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‘Super lice’ found in Arizona: They’re harder to get rid of | Arizona Daily Star

‘Super lice’ found in Arizona: They’re harder to get rid of | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Many are impervious to usual treatments.
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Professor explains Tucson's Zika risk

Professor explains Tucson's Zika risk | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON- An entomology professor said Tucson, along with many other states, is at risk for locally acquiring the Zika Virus.
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What Is This #AZCritter? Giant Mesquite Bugs

What Is This #AZCritter? Giant Mesquite Bugs | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What Is This #AZCritter? is a new digital series from the Arizona Science Desk that wants to help you identify and learn more about interesting Arizona animals.
Have you ever seen a strange critter in Arizona you couldn’t identify? Submit it to science.kjzz.org/azcritter. If your photo gets chosen, you’ll get a free Arizona Science Desk keychain!
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"The King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects

"The King of Sting" Talks Arizona Insects | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of "Right to Try" for the terminally ill; Tucson street names often stir debate; the swingin' nighlife of Arizona's bats.
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The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain' | UANews

The Wasp That Delivers 'Instantaneous, Debilitating Pain' | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
By Justin Schmidt Stung by a tarantula hawk? The advice I give in speaking engagements is to lie down and scream. The pain is so debilitating and excruciating that the victim is at risk of further injury by tripping in a hole or over an object in the path and then falling onto a cactus or into a barbed-wire fence.
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14 animals that smell like snack foods

14 animals that smell like snack foods | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Walking through the woods and suddenly smell cherry cola or popcorn? It's just the local critters.
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Protection of Pollinator World Is Important to Agriculture | UANews

Protection of Pollinator World Is Important to Agriculture | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Some of our tiny planetary cohabitants contribute significantly to our ability to grow and access foods, but some are declining in stark numbers. Pollinators — which include the world's bees, butterflies, birds and bats — have an important role in maintaining the health of the ecosystem and supporting agriculture by planting pollen grains, which in turn result in fruit and seeds.
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Summer Safety: How to Avoid Bee-Swarm Attacks

Summer Safety: How to Avoid Bee-Swarm Attacks | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Hard as it may be to resist, do not swat at the bees that come at you
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The Worst Places to be Stung? Ask This Guy | National Geographic

Famous for inventing the Schmidt Pain Index, entomologist Justin Schmidt’s new book reveals the history of insects’ most feared defense.
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Meet the Man Who Got Stung for Science | Cool Green Science

Meet the Man Who Got Stung for Science | Cool Green Science | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Justin Schmidt has been stung by an astounding array of bees, wasps and ants. And he’s here to tell the story.
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Fargo man dies after being stung 1,000 times by bees in Arizona park

Fargo man dies after being stung 1,000 times by bees in Arizona park | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Alex Bestler of Fargo was walking in Usery Mountain park near Mesa AZ when he and a friend were suddenly attacked by thousands of bees.
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PestWeb | Man dies after being stung by bees more than 1,000 times in Arizona park

PestWeb | Man dies after being stung by bees more than 1,000 times in Arizona park | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Providing online tools and resources to help PMPs succeed in their business. Online Ordering, Product Documents, Online Training for state CEUs, Pest Identification and more!
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Arizona among states with 'super lice' — resistant to OTC treatments

Arizona among states with 'super lice' — resistant to OTC treatments | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Growing number of teens getting lice from taking selfies.
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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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Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.
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5 Gross and Amazing Ways Animals Deliver Sperm

5 Gross and Amazing Ways Animals Deliver Sperm | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One worm lives inside the female and ejaculates through the top of her head.
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As adults, tarantula wasps dine on nectar-laden flowers. As larvae, they are of much darker culinary preference. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Tree National Park) | PressReleasePoint

As adults, tarantula wasps dine on nectar-laden flowers. As larvae, they are of much darker culinary preference. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Tree National Park) | PressReleasePoint | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ouch!" has never sounded so authoritative. Out of the mouth of Justin Schmidt, UA entomologist and author of the only scientific rating system of insect stings, it takes on a whole new meaning. In this excerpt from his recent book, "The Sting of the Wild," Schmidt tells us about the fascinating life of the tarantula wasp.
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Ranking the Pain of Stinging Insects, From ‘Caustic’ to ‘Blinding'

Ranking the Pain of Stinging Insects, From ‘Caustic’ to ‘Blinding' | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One passionate entomologist poetically describes and ranks over 70 species' painful stings.
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Zika case confirmed in Pima County | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

Zika case confirmed in Pima County | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Pima County Health Department has confirmed its first case of Zika in Pima County.
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Students Ponder Impact of University Leadership Change

Students Ponder Impact of University Leadership Change | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
President Ann Weaver Hart to step down as president by 2018.
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Promising UA Grad Students Earn NSF Fellowships | UANews

Promising UA Grad Students Earn NSF Fellowships | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A group of 24 students affiliated with the University of Arizona received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which is granted to those with proven potential for making significant achievements in their fields.
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Desert Museum offers Cool Summer Nights

Desert Museum offers Cool Summer Nights | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Looking for a fun, educational and different way to spend a Saturday night? The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s series of “Cool Summer Nights” continues through Sept. 3, offering a variety of
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Man dies after being stung more than 1,000 times in Arizona park

Man dies after being stung more than 1,000 times in Arizona park | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
What was supposed to be a short and easy hike ended in tragedy Thursday morning when a young man died after being stung more than 1,000 times by bees in an Arizona park.
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Bee swarms: What you need to know to stay safe

Two bee swarms Thursday, one near Mesa and one in north Phoenix, left one man dead and another hospitalized.
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