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UA Ag Center using drones to survey farmers' fields | Yuma Sun

For two and a half years, the University of Arizona Agricultural Center in Yuma has been hovering on the cutting edge of technology, exploring the uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in farmers’ fields.
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Taming the 'Genomical Beast' with Big Data Resources | Scientific Computing

The iPlant Collaborative, headquartered at the University of Arizona, is a National Science Foundation-funded cyberinfrastructure project providing computational support to life science researchers in the form of secure data storage, services for data analysis, and the underlying infrastructure to share datasets among collaborators anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
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Arizona Researchers Find Shopping Habits Play A Large Role In Food Waste | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Researchers at the University of Arizona wanted to find out why we throw away so much food at home.

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Yuma Ag Center, Visitors Bureau Win Tourism Award | KAWC (Radio-Yuma)

A recent change to Yuma’s Lettuce Days exposes thousands of visitors to ongoing research at a university farm and has now been recognized with a statewide
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How buying in bulk actually wastes food | Grist

How buying in bulk actually wastes food | Grist | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, you writhe in guilt-ridden anguish each time you forget to bring your canvas tote to the grocery store. But in the rare times we do remember our reusable bags, Americans tend not to think much about what we actually put inside them, according to a new survey. The takeaway: We waste a lot of extra food (and money) simply because we don’t shop often enough.
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Danforth Center receives $8M for big data research program for bioenergy crop | Phys.org

Danforth Center receives $8M for big data research program for bioenergy crop | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E TERRA program. Funds will be used for research to accelerate breeding and the commercial release of economically viable bioenergy sorghum hybrids. Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center is the principal investigator of this multi-institutional project.
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6 things to know about tarantula hawk wasps with 'traumatically painful' sting in San Antonio | My San Antonio (TX)

6 things to know about tarantula hawk wasps with 'traumatically painful' sting in San Antonio | My San Antonio (TX) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There's La Lechusa and the Cucuy, but now San Antonio-area parents are warning their kids of an insect with a name scarier than the two - the tarantula hawk.
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President’s Financial Capability Council Completes Work, Issues Final Report | US Department of the Treasury

The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (Council) today published its final report to the President and Secretary of the Treasury on ways to build the financial knowledge and skills of the nation’s young people. The report includes recommendations for government, individual commitments to action, and best practices for improving financial capability.
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There’s an Easy Way to Waste Less Food: Shop More Often | Slate Magazine

There’s an Easy Way to Waste Less Food: Shop More Often | Slate Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, you writhe in guilt-ridden anguish each time you forget to bring your canvas tote to the grocery store. But in the rare times we do remember our reusable bags, Americans tend not to think much about what we actually put inside them, according to a new...
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What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times

What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Certain species of millipedes do, first to warn off predators and then, if necessary, to dispense with them.
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Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world | Western Farm Press

Accelerated greenhouse growth to help feed the world | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 more people will sit down to dinner compared to the previous day. There could be 11 billion mouths to feed by the end of this century.
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Recent rains mean more bees in Phoenix, Tucson | Arizona Republic

Recent rains mean more bees in Phoenix, Tucson | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Honeybees are busy as, well, bees this summer. Spring rains provided more food this year, so bees won't take their normal June and July holiday from frenzied activity. They'll stick around until October.
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Arizona Asthma Research Focuses On Dust In Amish Community | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Researchers in Tucson are taking part in the first study of its kind -- they are studying dust in Amish communities that could hold the key to preventing asthma

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Why bargain-shopping wastes food – and money | Yahoo! News Canada

Why bargain-shopping wastes food – and money | Yahoo! News Canada | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It doesn't pay to shop around looking for bargains. Here's how to cut down on food waste.
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Arizona Has an Official State Butterfly | About Travel (Phoenix)

Arizona Has an Official State Butterfly | About Travel (Phoenix) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
See a photo of Arizona's State Butterfly, the Two-Tailed Swallowtail. This is one of the official state symbols for the State of Arizona.
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Yuma Agricultural Center, Visitors Bureau Win Tourism Award | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

A recent change to Yuma’s Lettuce Days exposes thousands of visitors to ongoing research at a university farm and has now been recognized with a statewide tourism award.
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'Soil, Not Dirt' a Digital Journey | UANews

To Rebecca Lybrand, calling soil "dirt" is simplistic and diminishes its importance to plants, animals and humans.

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“I Like to Exist as a Person”: What It Means to Live Beyond Gender | PBS

“I Like to Exist as a Person”: What It Means to Live Beyond Gender | PBS | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For some, gender is more than just male or female.
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Danforth center receives $8m for bioenergy program | Feed Stuffs Newspaper

Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations in bioenergy sorghum will enhance efforts to bring products to market.
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John Berlau Reviews “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” | Before It's News

The Washington Post cites CEI`s John Berlau on Consumer Credit and American Economy: John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute reviews “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” today at the Law and Liberty blog: “The Surprising Economics...

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President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans releases final report | Accounting Today

President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans releases final report | Accounting Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The President s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (Council) published its final report to the President and Secretary of the Treasury today on the ways to build the financial knowledge and skills of the nation s younger people. The report includes recommendations for government, individual commitments to action, and best practices for improving financial capability.
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Danforth Plant Science Center receives $8 million for big data research | Ag Professional

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA–E TERRA program. Funds will be used for research to accelerate breeding and the commercial release of economically viable bioenergy sorghum hybrids. Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center is the principal investigator of this multi-institutional project.
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How Does Drought Affect The Economy? | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

California's four-year drought has raised a number of questions about water scarcity and the capacity for agriculture in the Southwest. But many people are also concerned about what role the drought will play economically. 

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Insects, not people, will taste UA corn | Arizona Daily Star

Insects, not people, will taste UA corn | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Part of the UA Campus Agricultural Center looks a little like Iowa.
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For Father's Day, Here Are 5 Ways Dads Matter | UANews

For Father's Day, Here Are 5 Ways Dads Matter | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The bond between mother and child has long been recognized as critical to children's development, but what about Dad? Increasingly, scientists have turned their attention to the role of fathers in the family. It's a timely topic, as an estimated one-third of U.S. children grow up in homes without their biological dads, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.    
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