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What Women Want | Standardbred Canada

What Women Want | Standardbred Canada | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

TELEVISED HORSE RACES usually dedicate disproportionate screen-time to young women in sundresses and fancy hats. But are those girls wagering? In all likelihood, the answer is no. Statistics Canada reports that net pari-mutuel revenue from all forms of horse racing declined from $532 million to $378 million between 1992-2008; women gamblers seem to be falling through that “net.”

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Biotech crops are not silver bullets | Western Farm Press

Biotech crops are not silver bullets | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may fail in some cases unless better preventive actions are taken, suggests new research by University of Arizona entomologists published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Can You Guess Which Is Dirtier? | Huffington Post Canada

Can You Guess Which Is Dirtier? | Huffington Post Canada | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The prevailing thought is that the loo has to be one of the dirtiest places in the house, for obvious reasons. (No one's going into the bathroom to admire the artwork, if you catch our drift.)
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Chia seeds pack satisfying nutritional punch into tiny package | Oshkosh (WI) Northwestern

What if you could get a good amount of nutrition and feel satisfied all from a tiny seed?

 

Think ch-ch-ch-chia.

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UA Leads National Effort to Track Seasonal Cycles of Earth's Species | UANews

The UA is leading a national movement to track the annual rhythms of plants and animals and the ecological connections between them.
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Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, scientists warn | NewsRx

Corn and cotton have been genetically modified to produce pest-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt for short. Compared with typical insecticide sprays, the Bt toxins produced by genetically engineered crops are much safer for people and the environment, explained Yves Carriere, a professor of entomology in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who led the study.

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'Strikingly Similar' Brains Of Man And Fly May Aid Mental Health Research | redOrbit

A new study by scientists at King’s College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies and crabs) and vertebrates (such as fish, mice and humans). The findings shed new light on the evolution of the brain and behaviour and may aid understanding of disease mechanisms underlying mental health problems.

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Why are insect and human brains so similar? | Futurity

Why are insect and human brains so similar? | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Decision-making centers in the brains of insects and mammals share too many similarities to have evolved independently, a new study suggests

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Retailers' social-media tips: Stress local, heed feedback | Bloomberg Businessweek

Walmart has 28 million Facebook fans.

 

"It's the biggest fan page in the United States," Kerry Lakin, a senior account manager for Facebook, told an audience of national retail executives and others in Tucson Friday at the University of Arizona's Global Retailing Conference.

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Social Media Tips from Retail Giants | Toronto (Ontario) Telegraph

Walmart has 28 million Facebook fans. "It's the biggest fan page in the United States," Kerry Lakin, a senior account manager for Facebook, told an audience of national retail executives and others in Tucson Friday at the University of Arizona's Global Retailing Conference. "That's more fans than Facebook has," Lakin said.

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34 Little Health Skills For Women | Prevention

The ladies’ room is a hot spot for bacteria, says Philip Tierno Jr., PhD, director of microbiology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Here are four surprising ways to keep germs at bay.

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Retailers' social-media tips: Stress local, heed feedback | Arizona Daily Star

Retailers' social-media tips: Stress local, heed feedback | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Walmart has 28 million Facebook fans.

 

"It's the biggest fan page in the United States," Kerry Lakin, a senior account manager for Facebook, told an audience of national retail executives and others in Tucson Friday at the University of Arizona's Global Retailing Conference.

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Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops Not Silver Bullets, Scientists Warn | Checkbiotech

The popular new strategy of planting genetically engineered crops that make two or more toxins to fend off insect pests rests on assumptions that don't always apply, UA researchers have discovered.

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The shocking bacteria count of daily items | Daily Telegraph (Australia)

GIVEN how often they're on the floor, it should come as no surprise that a third of purses crawl with E. coli.
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Germs: How many germs are on common items and how to clean | Chicago (IL) Tribune

Germs: How many germs are on common items and how to clean | Chicago (IL) Tribune | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Given how often they're on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it should come as no surprise that a third of women's purses crawl with E. coli. And given how many grubby hands and baby...
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Chia seeds pack satisfying nutritional punch into tiny package | Appleton (WI) Post Crescent

What if you could get a good amount of nutrition and feel satisfied all from a tiny seed?

 

Think ch-ch-ch-chia.

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How to Grow and Use Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) | Herb Gardener

How to Grow and Use Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) | Herb Gardener | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) is actually a member of the sunflower family, but it doesn't look it. It's a medium-tall plant made up of many, small, feathery leaves and tiny grouped flowers that have a peppery, sweet scent.

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UA General education course examines role of father figure | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA General education course examines role of father figure | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Two UA professors are promoting the importance of the father figure, both in human development and development in other species, through a new course.

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Choose The Right Greenhouse Vegetable Varieties | Growing Produce

When choosing which greenhouse vegetable varieties to produce, growers must take several factors into consideration. Patricia Rorabaugh, a professor at the University of Arizona in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, offers some pointers on what to consider for your greenhouse.

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Similarities In The Brains Of Man And Fly Enable Study Of Disease Mechanisms Underlying Mental Health Problems | MediLexicon

A new study by scientists at King's College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies and crabs) and vertebrates (such as fish, mice and humans). The findings shed new light on the evolution of the brain and behaviour and may aid understanding of disease mechanisms underlying mental health problems.

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One to grow on: Chia seeds very nutritious | Charleston (WV) Gazette

One to grow on: Chia seeds very nutritious | Charleston (WV) Gazette | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

What if you could get a good amount of nutrition and feel satisfied all from a tiny seed?

 

Think ch-ch-ch-chia.

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Retailing Conference touts jobs in sector | Arizona Daily Star

Careers, community and innovation are the key components of a new brand awareness campaign announced Thursday in Tucson by the CEO of the National Retail Federation.
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Social Media Tips from Retail Giants | Hispanic Business

Social Media Tips from Retail Giants | Hispanic Business | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Walmart has 28 million Facebook fans. "It's the biggest fan page in the United States," Kerry Lakin, a senior account manager for Facebook, told an audience of national retail executives and others in Tucson Friday at the University of Arizona's Global Retailing Conference.

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I went out on an African sumac limb - and fell off | Arizona Daily Star

I went out on an African sumac limb - and fell off | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
So much for working from home. Sitting in my backyard and writing last week, I was seduced by a pretty tree waving at me in the breeze. It was an
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U Of Arizona, Chinese Entomologists Partner To Thwart Bollworm Resistance To Bt Cotton | AgriMarketing

Agri Marketing Magazine - A primary source of agribusiness news and discussion for the North American agribusiness community.
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