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El Niño bringing storms to Phoenix area, Arizona

El Niño bringing storms to Phoenix area, Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Everyone's favorite weather phenomenon sneaked in an early winter storm, bringing rain, funnel clouds and even some snow to Arizona.
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Sexters beware

Sexters beware | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
After a three recent sexting arrests, some Payson parents are wondering how they can prevent their child from sending explicit text messages and photographs.
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University of Arizona researchers study bark beetles that threaten Sky Islands

University of Arizona researchers study bark beetles that threaten Sky Islands | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A fallen spruce tree decays beneath the dense canopy of its neighbors—another victim of the ruthless invaders of the forests of southeastern Arizona.
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Biosphere 2 researchers research climate change in Arizona's only rainforest

Biosphere 2 researchers research climate change in Arizona's only rainforest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Most days, you’ll find Joost van Haren tromping through Arizona’s only tropical rainforest.
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Have the flu? For many employees, this doesn’t mean ‘stay home’

Have the flu? For many employees, this doesn’t mean ‘stay home’ | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
You might be surprised to find out how many people go to work when they know they’re sick.
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What Arizona can learn from Israel on water use: a Q & A

What Arizona can learn from Israel on water use: a Q & A | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Israeli expert to headline two-day water conference hosted by The Republic, Morrison Institute
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Postdoc studies how hawks protect the nests of hummingbirds in Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains

Postdoc studies how hawks protect the nests of hummingbirds in Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Nesting in the trees of the Chiricahua Mountains in Southeast Arizona, the black-chinned hummingbirds have found a solution to keeping their eggs safe.
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The Buzz on Research - YouTube

UA entomologists help educate the public on insect-related issues through outreach and research. The Pima Country Cooperative Extension and UA Insect Collect...
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Researchers to Examine Soy Intake, Breast Cancer Risk | UANews

Researchers to Examine Soy Intake, Breast Cancer Risk | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Once you understand how something works, the next step is to figure out how to keep it working. That is precisely the goal of Donato Romagnolo and Ornella Selmin of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Knowing that the BRCA1 gene functions as a tumor suppressor, Romagnolo and Selmin are working on a way to keep the gene from being repressed through epigenetic changes caused by environmental factors.
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Scientists grow sweet potatoes and strawberries in

Scientists grow sweet potatoes and strawberries in | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists using a prototype "Martian greenhouse" at the University of Arizona are trying to grow crops without all the benefits of natural, Earthly conditions. With the aim being to investigate crop-growing in space as well as advanced techniques for future - freenewspos
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Garden Sage: Banana trees, wood-boring beetles and an elderly ocotillo

Garden Sage: Banana trees, wood-boring beetles and an elderly ocotillo | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
How high can they grow—a banana tree to a Mexican fan palm and an ocotillo.
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A Call For Better In-Store Phone Systems | PYMNTS.com

A Call For Better In-Store Phone Systems | PYMNTS.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In-store associates have plenty on their minds when trying to create the perfect customer experience, but phone calls get in the way.
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UA researchers behind Mars greenhouses react to 'The Martian' movie - www.1041kqth.com

UA researchers behind Mars greenhouses react to 'The Martian' movie - www.1041kqth.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A stranded astronaut has to figure out a way to survive on Mars, including growing his own food. It's the plot of the newest blockbuster hit 'The Martian' and the answer to the fictional astronaut's food dilemma is currently sitting in a University of Arizona warehouse.
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Arizona, California duel over Colorado River water source

Arizona, California duel over Colorado River water source | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Amid its worst drought in recorded history, California policymakers are trying to move the state’s water fight from bickering with Arizona over the Colorado River to more proactive efforts at home.
Lester Snow, the executive director for the California Water Foundation, presented some of the drought problems that the West Coast is facing during a seminar held in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 building Monday.
The talk was open to the public and took a look behind the scenes of the dro
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Who is your repository? | BioMed Central blog

Who is your repository? | BioMed Central blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For Open Access week we’re examining the role of the library in improving the impact and visibility of an institution’s research output. Guest blogger, Kimberly Chapman, Director of Campus Repository Services at the University of Arizona, discusses faculty relationships and their value in growing an institution’s repository.
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UA researchers search for connection between soy products and breast cancer

UA researchers search for connection between soy products and breast cancer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two UA researchers, Donato Romagnolo and Ornella Selmin, have been awarded a $1 million research grant to study how soy intake affects the risk of breast cancer in women.
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UA Boosts Awareness of Valley Fever | UANews

UA Boosts Awareness of Valley Fever | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With two impending clinical trials, Valley Fever Awareness Week, to be observed Nov. 7-15 in Arizona, is bigger than ever this year. In fact, activities for the 13th annual occasion — held by proclamation of the Arizona governor’s office since 2003 — have grown beyond the official second week in November, with free presentations for the public and health professionals in Tucson and Phoenix scheduled from Oct. 24 to Nov. 18. The More You Know, the Better
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Martian Food Tech Hits Earth in Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Martian Food Tech Hits Earth in Trillion Dollar Opportunity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Look to Techcrunch any day of the week and see how investment opportunities abound in Agtech. Then go see Matt Damon in The Martian to get a sense for the future of your food.

Combine trillion doll
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Arizona's initiative played part in latest Nobel Prize in medicine

Arizona's initiative played part in latest Nobel Prize in medicine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona rightly invested in life-saving research.
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Astronauts could eat sweet potatoes and strawberries on Mars

Astronauts could eat sweet potatoes and strawberries on Mars | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Growing vegetables in space is considered vital for providing fresh and nutritious meals for astronauts on future Nasa missions, including its planned manned mission to Mars.
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Every Monsoon Season, Bug Enthusiasts Take Arizona By Storm

Every Monsoon Season, Bug Enthusiasts Take Arizona By Storm | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two black lights and a white sheet set the stage for dozens of iridescent, multi-colored bodies flying and crashing into each other.
This isn’t a performance by ballet dancers, or a modern art installation. This is all happening on the micro level.
The scene is directed by Margarethe Brummermann, an entomologist and beetle collector who moved to Tucson from Germany some years ago. Now, she leads bug tours around the Southwest where she goes in depth on what kinds of bugs end up on the white shee
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帅呆啦!科学家在火星温室种地瓜、草莓,大丰收呢!

帅呆啦!科学家在火星温室种地瓜、草莓,大丰收呢! | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
火星表面寒冷,尽管证明有液态水,但那种环境下,怎样让地球上人人食用的植物在那里生长呢?别着急,NASA支持的CEAC项目,不仅长出来植物,还收获了地瓜(红薯)和草莓呢!
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Scientists Grow Sweet Potatoes in Martian Greenhouse

Scientists Grow Sweet Potatoes in Martian Greenhouse | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the new movie The Martian, botanist Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is stranded on Mars. The only way to survive is to figure out how to grow potatoes on the freeze-dried planet.
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Scientists Have Already Built a Prototype Greenhouse for Mars

Scientists Have Already Built a Prototype Greenhouse for Mars | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A NASA-backed project has created a way to feed future martian explorers.
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Scientists grow sweet potatoes in Martian greenhouse - Futurity

Scientists grow sweet potatoes in Martian greenhouse - Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the new film "The Martian," botanist Mark Watney grows potatoes on Mars. Scientists in a Martian greenhouse on Earth have done the same thing.
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