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Reed, Plaschke Among Judges Named for Stan Bergstein Writing Award | Paulick Report

Team Valor International is pleased to announce Bill Plaschke, Billy Reed, Jeff Siegel and Ray Kerrison as the judges for the second annual Stan Bergstein Writing Award.
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Terrorists make us lose sight of the real dangers | CNN

Terrorists make us lose sight of the real dangers | CNN | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Terrorists don't convince us to drive faster, smoke or eat more processed food, which are the real killers.
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Lab Notes: This is Your Brain Buzzing Around | MedPage Today

The primitive bundle of neurons that serves as an insect's brain -- called the central complex, it's similar to the basal ganglia in humans and other vertebrates -- may be a good enough model for mental health research, according to a study in the journal Science.

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From pasture to product, UA Meat Sciences Lab offers students - and Tucsonans - a unique opportunity | Silobreaker.com

From pasture to product, UA Meat Sciences Lab offers students — and Tucsonans — a unique opportunity
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Conferencias con enfoque en producción en invernadero | Hortalizas

Conferencias con enfoque en producción en invernadero | Hortalizas | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Asistentes al curso anual del Centro de Agricultura en Ambiente Controlado de la Universidad de Arizona (CEAC) complacidos con la selección de temas enfocados en la producción de hortalizas en ambientes protegidos...
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Switching gears: Jockeys turned trainers face tough transition | Daily Racing Form

Switching gears: Jockeys turned trainers face tough transition | Daily Racing Form | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For jockeys who take the leap into the training ranks, some make it, many do not.
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Cutting Edge Curriculum: Berkshire School's Advanced Math/Science Research | Litchfield County (CT) Times

Cutting Edge Curriculum: Berkshire School's Advanced Math/Science Research | Litchfield County (CT) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Since the 1950s, when post-war complacency was shattered by Russia’s launch of Sputnik, it has been a regular pastime for American educators to fret about how U.S. schools compare with those in other countries when it comes to math and science.

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Too many flies | Arizona Republic

It seems as though there is an unusual number of flies this year. Is this true and, if so, why? We live in Gold Canyon.

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University of Arizona researchers seek safer vegetables | Western Farm Press

University of Arizona researchers seek safer vegetables | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Thirty-three people from five states were infected and nearly half of those were hospitalized in late 2012 after consuming spinach and bagged spring mix salads contaminated with E. coli.

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Don't Make Small Sacrifices When You're Stressed, Says Study | Female Network

Don't Make Small Sacrifices When You're Stressed, Says Study | Female Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A team led by University of Arizona research scientist Casey Totenhagen surveyed a selection of 164 married and unmarried couples who have been together for anywhere from six months to 44 years about the sacrifices they made in their respective relationships as well as how they felt about them

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Rain Bird enhances Root Watering Series | Lawn and Landscape

Rain Bird is trying to make it easier for landscape and irrigation professionals to improve tree survival rates by offering newly-enhanced 18” and 36” models of its Root Watering Series (RWS).

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Is It Safe To Use Compost Made From Treated Human Waste? | KUHF (Radio-Houston, TX)

Treated human waste has been used on farmland for decades, but the ick factor has not entirely faded. Some environmentalists think the treatment process may not get rid of all the harmful contaminants that could be in the waste.
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UA Degree Prepares Students to Battle Global Poverty, Hunger | UA main page feature

UA Degree Prepares Students to Battle Global Poverty, Hunger | UA main page feature | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new master’s degree program at the University of Arizona is focused on preparing students to battle poverty and hunger across the globe.
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3 Ways China Could Reduce Pest Pressure, Resistance | Cotton 24/7 Website

China, the top cotton-producing country in the world at 16 billion pounds per year, first introduced Bt cotton in 1997. For the first decade, Bt cotton was highly effective against both cotton bollworm and pink bollworm. Recently, however, early signs of resistance to Bt cotton have been detected in caterpillars collected from the field, and growers may have to increase the use of insecticides if resistance evolves further, perpetuating a dangerous cycle, according to the University of Arizona (UA).

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Pests become rapidly resistant to multi-toxin Bt crops | BioSpectrum (Asia)

Pests become rapidly resistant to multi-toxin Bt crops | BioSpectrum (Asia) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Research by University of Arizona entomologists thwarts popular notion that planting multi-toxin genetically modified crops prevents pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins
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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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La radio y las hortalizas, en los Talleres de La Voz | La Voz Arizona

La radio y las hortalizas, en los Talleres de La Voz, Los talleres comunitarios de La Voz tuvieron como invitados a miembros de la estación de radio La Kalle de Univisión Radio, y a la nutrióloga Marina Acosta, representante de la Universidad de Arizona,...
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Citizen science: Amateur experts | Nature

Citizen science: Amateur experts | Nature | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Involving members of the public can help science projects — but researchers should consider what they want to achieve.
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Professor Emeritus Featured in Film on UA Campus | Tucson Citizen

Guy McPherson was an award-winning tenured professor for 20 years at the University of Arizona. His life has taken a dramatic turn since he left the institution four years ago — sufficiently dramatic, in fact, to inspire a documentary film.

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GreenTalks | Inside Grower

I'm happy to be reporting this week from greenhouse veggie central—the University of Arizona’s 2013 Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course.

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Carnivorous Plant Throws Out ‘Junk’ DNA | UANews

Carnivorous Plant Throws Out ‘Junk’ DNA | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Genes – the bits of DNA that code for proteins – make up about 2 percent of the human genome. The rest consists of a genetic material known as noncoding DNA, and scientists have spent years puzzling over why this material exists in such voluminous quantities.

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'Conserve to Enhance' Grants Support Urban Habitat Improvements | UANews

'Conserve to Enhance' Grants Support Urban Habitat Improvements | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tucson's Conserve to Enhance (C2E) program, developed in partnership with UA's Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) and the Sonoran Institute, has awarded the grants to the neighborhoods through its newly launched Community Enhancement Project grant program.

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Don’t let the ick make you sick | Tampa (FL) Tribune

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.
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5 ways to clean up your computer and get it like new again | Times Colonist (Victoria, BC)

5 ways to clean up your computer and get it like new again | Times Colonist (Victoria, BC) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

At a loss for a New Year's resolution? How about pledging to give a little TLC to the machine you spend so much time using on a daily basis? It doesn't take long for a computer to start showing signs of age — both in ways that are visible and invisible — but you can revive it to nearly good as new with just a few steps.

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UA Receives $3M Grant for Sustainable Biorubber Production | UANews

UA Receives $3M Grant for Sustainable Biorubber Production | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA's Dennis Ray will lead the effort of breeding guayule, a rubber-producing plant suited for arid environments, to achieve higher yields and reduced harvest cycle time.
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