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UA Leads National Effort to Track Seasonal Cycles of Earth's Species | UANews

UA Leads National Effort to Track Seasonal Cycles of Earth's Species | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA is leading a national movement to track the annual rhythms of plants and animals and the ecological connections between them.
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Heat stress: an underestimated issue for dairy cows | All About Fee

Heat stress: an underestimated issue for dairy cows | All About Fee | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Dairy cows are sensitive to heat stress, which can cost the dairy producer over 400€/cow. Around 80% of these losses are associated with a 10- 35% drop of productivity, and 20% with health issues e.g.
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Gross out: Bacteria crawling all over, but a clean routine can lessen the ick | Bradenton (FL) Herald

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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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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Point Inside Sponsors Global Retailing Conference | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK)

Point Inside is a sponsor of this year's Global Retailing Conference (GRC) put together by the University of Arizona's Terry K. Lundgren Center for Retailing. With the theme "Accelerate Your Brand - Get Ahead of Your Shopper," the emphasis will be on helping retailers use new technologies to more effectively engage customers. Now in its 17th year, the conference will be held April 11-12 in Tuscon, AZ. Speakers and attendees will focus on digital advances, new consumer behaviors and the opportunities they create.

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Some Delta onboard loos getting a little smaller | NBC News

We’ve heard of going to the little girls’ (or little boys’) room but this is ridiculous. In the near future, fliers who need to use the faci...
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Shrinking lavatory size, Delta Airlines fits in four more seats | WRCB (TV-Chattanooga, TN)

Shrinking lavatory size, Delta Airlines fits in four more seats | WRCB (TV-Chattanooga, TN) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Will passengers feel the squeeze in what already constitutes tight quarters for all but the smallest passengers?
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Attempts to prevent pests adapting to Bt crops may fail - study | GMWatch

1. Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, UA scientists warn
2. Potential shortfall of pyramided transgenic cotton for insect resistance management - study abstract

NOTE: Pest resistance to Bt toxin in single-trait Bt crops has led the GM industry to stack multiple types of Bt toxin in one crop, in an attempt to kill off the pests that have evolved resistance to one toxin. But new experiments suggest that the assumptions underlying this model are false and doomed to fail.

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Plastic wins UA student an innovator award | Equities.com

March 29--Jared Griebel, the University of Arizona's Student Innovator of the Year, has some "retro" advice for researchers interested in a business plan.
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HomeGrown | KYMA (TV-Yuma)

HOMEGROWN: Agricultural research and farming go hand in hand in the desert Southwest. Join News 11's Rebecca Buchanan with Dr. Kurt Nolte for a look at where it all began in this week's HomeGrown Report.

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Biotech crops are not silver bullets | Western Farm Press

Biotech crops are not silver bullets | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may fail in some cases unless better preventive actions are taken, suggests new research by University of Arizona entomologists published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Can You Guess Which Is Dirtier? | Huffington Post Canada

Can You Guess Which Is Dirtier? | Huffington Post Canada | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The prevailing thought is that the loo has to be one of the dirtiest places in the house, for obvious reasons. (No one's going into the bathroom to admire the artwork, if you catch our drift.)
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Chia seeds pack satisfying nutritional punch into tiny package | Oshkosh (WI) Northwestern

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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Puralytics’ water purifier technology first-ever to exceed EPA requirements without power or chemicals | Water/Waste Processing

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Puralytics, a developer of photochemical water purification products using light-activated nanotechnology, today announced that its SolarBag 3-liter water purifier is the first non-powered, non-chemical system to ever exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) requirements for water purification products.

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Doing battle with bacteria | Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia)

Doing battle with bacteria | Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Given how often they’re on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it comes as no surprise that a third of women’s purses crawl with E. coli. And given how many grubby hands and baby bottoms touch grocery store shopping carts, we shouldn’t flinch at the fact that, on average, they carry 115 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

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How clean are fast food play areas? | WDAM (TV-Moselle, MS)

How clean are fast food play areas? | WDAM (TV-Moselle, MS) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An Arizona mom tested samples from playgrounds at several restaurants. Experts found fecal contamination and disease-causing bacteria.
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Similarities In The Brains Of Man And Fly Enable Study Of Disease Mechanisms Underlying Mental Health Problems | Medical News Today

A new study by scientists at King's College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies and crabs) and vertebrates (such as fish, mice and humans). The findings shed new light on the evolution of the brain and behaviour and may aid understanding of disease mechanisms underlying mental health problems.

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American Phytopathological Society, June 17-19, Tucson | Western Farm Press

The American Phytopathological Society Joint Caribbean and Pacific Division annual meeting will be held June 17-19 in Tucson, Ariz. at the Westward Look Resort.

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Delta shrinking lavatories to add more seats | WXIA (TV-Atlanta, GA)

(NBC) -- We've heard of going to the little girls' (or little boys') room but this is ridiculous. In the near future, fliers who need to use the facilities may find themselves squeezing into spaces that make today's airline lavatories look downright large.

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Plastic wins UA student an innovator award | Bloomberg Businessweek

March 29--Jared Griebel, the University of Arizona's Student Innovator of the Year, has some "retro" advice for researchers interested in a business plan.

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Canada saw bureaucracy and inefficiency in UN convention on deserts | Toronto (Ontario) Star

Canada saw bureaucracy and inefficiency in UN convention on deserts | Toronto (Ontario) Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sluggish progress may be one reason why Canada abruptly pulled out of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) last week, making it the only country in the world not party to the agreement.
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Plastic wins UA student an innovator award | Arizona Daily Star

Plastic wins UA student an innovator award | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Jared Griebel, the University of Arizona's Student Innovator of the Year, has some "retro" advice for researchers interested in a business plan.
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The shocking bacteria count of daily items | Daily Telegraph (Australia)

GIVEN how often they're on the floor, it should come as no surprise that a third of purses crawl with E. coli.
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Germs: How many germs are on common items and how to clean | Chicago (IL) Tribune

Germs: How many germs are on common items and how to clean | Chicago (IL) Tribune | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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. And given how many grubby hands and baby...
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Chia seeds pack satisfying nutritional punch into tiny package | Appleton (WI) Post Crescent

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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