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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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Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine | UANews

Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

 | Anivax and the University of Arizona have announced an agreement to license several technologies developed in a broad-based collaborative effort between the UA and Arizona State University. The license is for a revolutionary Campylobacter food safety vaccine designed to be administered to poultry to reduce colonization by the bacteria and ultimately lower the incidence of human disease and associated conditions.

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Tucson’s rain-catching revolution | High Country News

Tucson’s rain-catching revolution | High Country News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the Sonoran Desert, rainwater harvesting is finally going mainstream.
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Arizona could see an intense wildfire season this year | Arizona Republic

Arizona could see an intense wildfire season this year | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A pattern of weak storm systems that bring cooler temperatures and moisture could just be postponing the start of wildfire season.
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Awards for Excellence to Honor Exceptional Employees | UA@Work

Awards for Excellence to Honor Exceptional Employees | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Several dedicated UA employees will be honored tomorrow at the 27th annual Awards for Excellence ceremony.
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Mosquitoes threaten Arizona with new diseases | Arizona Sonora News Service

Mosquitoes threaten Arizona with new diseases | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Mosquitoes could carry new troubles to Arizona. Dengue Fever and a second disease, Chikungunya, have started to crop up in areas surrounding Arizona, putting researchers on high alert about the looming threat the diseases could pose to the state.



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New training to reduce pesticides in schools | Arizona Sonora News Service

New training to reduce pesticides in schools | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Some are vacuumed. Some are swept. Others are crushed, baited or trapped. The rest are kept out with caulk, window screens, door sweeps or, as a last resort, sprayed with chemicals.



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Challenge for $100K winner: Tell the story of water | Arizona Republic

Challenge for $100K winner: Tell the story of water | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Winner of $100,000 New Arizona Prize wants us all to help tell the story of water
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Center for Retailing Interim Director Gears Up for Global Conference | UA@Work

Center for Retailing Interim Director Gears Up for Global Conference | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA's annual Global Retailing Conference will explore the future of retail in America and beyond.
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UA's moon tree struggles in dry climate | Arizona Daily Star

UA's moon tree struggles in dry climate | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sycamore grown from seeds that orbited moon is alive but struggling.
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Precision agriculture opens research doors in pecan, other crops | Western Farm Press

Precision agriculture opens research doors in pecan, other crops | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A land of tranquility and historical significance lies in the vast valley below Picacho Peak.

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Sticky cotton prevention requires total industry involvement | Farm Press Blog

The global agricultural industry has its list of challenges. Quality always remains a top priority across the farming sector, including the cotton industry.
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5 Life-Threatening Infections You Can Get from Using a Porta-Potty | Cosmopolitan

5 Life-Threatening Infections You Can Get from Using a Porta-Potty | Cosmopolitan | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Not saying you should hold it or anything, but...
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How a beetle packs a machine gun into its rear end | Business Standard

Scientists have discovered how the bombardier beetle packs a machine gun into its rear end to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at predators.
When threatened, bombardier beetles combine chemicals in an explosive chemical reaction
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Anivax Licenses UA-developed Poultry Vaccine | Tech Launch Arizona

Anivax Licenses UA-developed Poultry Vaccine | Tech Launch Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Anivax and the University of Arizona have announced an agreement to license several technologies developed in a broad-based collaborative effort between the UA and Arizona State University.

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Company finds intersection of research, commerce, environmental benefits

Company finds intersection of research, commerce, environmental benefits | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Raina Maier, a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona, is making biodegradable surfactants — as part of a lifelong distaste for trash.


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What about Earth’s Microbiome? | Scientific American

What about Earth’s Microbiome? | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The latest temperature readings from Antarctica are giving the world pause, along with the finding that 70 percent of the western Antarctic ice shelf has melted. ...
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How to Beat 6 Everyday Infection Spreaders | MSN Health & Fitness

How to Beat 6 Everyday Infection Spreaders | MSN Health & Fitness | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We have some high-priority pathogens we'd like you to meet—and, with our help, defeat.
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Los mosquitos amenazan a Arizona con nuevas enfermedades | Arizona Sonora News Service

Los mosquitos amenazan a Arizona con nuevas enfermedades | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Los mosquitos podrían portar nuevos problemas a Arizona. La fiebre del Dengue y otra enfermedad, Chikunguany, empezaron a surgir en áreas alrededor de Arizona poniendo a investigadores en máxima alerta sobre la inminente amenaza que la enfermedad podría traer al estado.



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Global Leader in Insect Management Earns Koffler Prize | Yuma News Now

Bruce Tabashnik, professor and head of entomology in the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity

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Global Leader in Insect Management Earns Koffler Prize | UANews

Global Leader in Insect Management Earns Koffler Prize | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Bruce Tabashnik, professor and head of entomology in the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity. The award was presented at the annual Awards of Distinction Ceremony luncheon recently at the Student Union Memorial Center on campus. Sponsored by the UA provost, the prize was established through the generosity of Henry and Phyllis Koffler in 2000 and consists of a one-time award
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Divorce tied to increased heart attack risk | Fox News

Divorce tied to increased heart attack risk | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Women who have been divorced once, or men who have been divorced at least twice, are more likely to have a heart attack than people who get and stay married, according to a new study.
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Non-traditional agriculture can extend water use in West | Western Farm Press

Non-traditional agriculture can extend water use in West | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As the planet’s population continues its growth towards 9 billion people in the next few decades, food production needs to shift into full-speed-ahead mode.

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Old World bollworm poised to breach American border | Farm World Online

Of possible major consequence to U.S. farming operations is the Old World bollworm, considered by crop producers in Brazil and by the USDA as a serious threat to agriculture that could disrupt commercial production of corn, cotton, small grains, soybeans, peppers and tomatoes.
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The Art and Science of the Environment | UANews

The Art and Science of the Environment | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Kejun Li asks a question: What does a credit card have in common with tree rings? The answer is in Li's art — spiraling, archival digital-art prints he created by smearing an expired credit card in the style of Chinese brush paintings. The prints directly mimic the cross section of a tree and its rings in a way that is so striking and precise that people have asked Li, a graduating University of Arizona Master of Fine Art student, whether his works are actually X-rays.
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