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Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews

Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every year about the middle of April, depending on the temperature in southern Arizona, eggs begin to hatch on mesquite trees and small, strange, blue bugs appear in large numbers. People don't notice these tiny insects until sometime in May, when they appear as inch-long, red- and white-banded insects with antennae that have an enlarged segment toward the tip. These odd-looking beasts are giant mesquite bug nymphs, Thasus neocalifornicus.
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In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis | New York (NY) Times

In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

People tend to come to Tucson to figure something out,” Demion Clinco remarked one cool desert evening, beneath a sky so boundless it made all things seem possible

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U of A professor killed in crash while biking | KQTH (Radio-Tucson)

A University of Arizona associate research scientist was killed on Thursday while riding his bicycle on State Route 77 near Oracle Junction.
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Students Can Earn CALS Nutrition Minor Online

Students Can Earn CALS Nutrition Minor Online | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is now offering online courses for its nutrition minor during each summer and winter session. Over the course of more than one summer, a student can complete the required 18 units, the equivalent of six classes, from a list of 10 approved courses in the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences.
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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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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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El Niño could delay monsoon start | Arizona Daily Sun

El Niño could delay monsoon start | Arizona Daily Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The fate of northern Arizona’s monsoon hangs on a few possible effects of the El Niño warming pattern brewing in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

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Longhorned Beetles: Timing And Scent Are Everything When Looking For A Mate | Headlines & Global News

Researchers found different beetle species search for mates at different time of day and in different seasons because they give off the same pheremones.
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How Longhorned Beetles Find Mr. Right | UANews

How Longhorned Beetles Find Mr. Right | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A longhorned beetle’s sexy scent might make a female perk up her antennae. But when the males of several species all smell the same, a female cannot choose by cologne alone. For these beetles to find a mate of the right species, timing is everything, according to research from a University of Arizona-led team.
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U of A professor killed in crash while biking | Scripps Media

A University of Arizona associate research scientist was killed on Thursday while riding his bicycle on State Route 77 near Oracle Junction.
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Asst. UA research scientist killed in Oracle Rd crash | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

An associate research scientist with the University of Arizona died Thursday when the bicycle he was riding was hit from behind by a pickup truck. The crash happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Orac...
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UA/Biosphere 2 Researcher Killed by Drunk Driver | Tucson Weekly

UA/Biosphere 2 Researcher Killed by Drunk Driver | Tucson Weekly | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Raphael Sagarin, a UA associate research scientist, was killed on Thursday, May 28 around 6:37 p.m. while riding his bicycle on State Route 77, Milepost...
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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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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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Tools created to help familieis experience Arizona art and culture | Arizona Daily Sun

Expect More Arizona and a group of arts and culture organizations from around the state have launched a project to highlight the many learning opportunities available in Arizona. The goal
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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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Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors | UANews

Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two University of Arizona professors have received the highest honor bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system. The appointment of Bruce Tabashnik and Julia Clancy-Smith as Regents’ Professors, approved recently by the Arizona Board of Regents, brings to 99 the UA’s number of Regents' Professors since the designation was created in 1987. The honor is reserved for faculty scholars who have achieved national and international distinction for their work.
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Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma? | Arizona Public Media

Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma? | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucson researchers are seeking clues from rural Indiana communities.
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Pick-Up-Lines: Even for Beetles They're all About Timing | Nature World News

Pick-Up-Lines: Even for Beetles They're all About Timing | Nature World News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The longhorned beetle was long thought to be the cologne connoisseur of the insect world, selecting mates based on smell alone. However, like a frat house drowning in Axe body spray, sometimes all the males in a region smell the same. So how do lady longhorns know who's 'Mr. Right?' According to a new study, timing is everything.
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Longhorned beetles use timing to find mates | redOrbit

Longhorned beetles use timing to find mates | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For us humans, meeting that special someone often comes down to timing, and it turns out – the same goes for longhorned beetle.
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Yuma added to University of Arizona's veterinarian school clinical rotation | Yuma Sun

University of Arizona’s new veterinary medical and surgical program is anticipated to have a direct impact on Yuma County as it has the potential to not only draw more vets to the area, but also strengthen the work of existing veterinary practices.
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UA/Biosphere 2 researcher killed by drunk driver | Tucson Local Media

Dr. Raphael Sagarin, a University of Arizona associate research scientist was killed on Thursday, May 28 around 6:37 p.m. while riding his bicycle on State Route 77, Milepost 99.3 near Oracle. He was 43 years old.
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University mourns professor killed on bicycle | KVOA (TV-Channel 4 Tucson)

University mourns professor killed on bicycle | KVOA (TV-Channel 4 Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON – Staff and students at the University of Arizona are mourning the loss of one of their professors.Thursday evening, Rafe Sagarin was riding his bike up State Route 77 near Oracle. A pickup ...
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