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Citizen science: Amateur experts | Nature

Citizen science: Amateur experts | Nature | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Involving members of the public can help science projects — but researchers should consider what they want to achieve.
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University of Arizona researchers seek safer vegetables | Western Farm Press

University of Arizona researchers seek safer vegetables | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Thirty-three people from five states were infected and nearly half of those were hospitalized in late 2012 after consuming spinach and bagged spring mix salads contaminated with E. coli.

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Don’t let the ick make you sick | Tampa (FL) Tribune

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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5 ways to clean up your computer and get it like new again | Times Colonist (Victoria, BC)

5 ways to clean up your computer and get it like new again | Times Colonist (Victoria, BC) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

At a loss for a New Year's resolution? How about pledging to give a little TLC to the machine you spend so much time using on a daily basis? It doesn't take long for a computer to start showing signs of age — both in ways that are visible and invisible — but you can revive it to nearly good as new with just a few steps.

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UA Receives $3M Grant for Sustainable Biorubber Production | UANews

UA Receives $3M Grant for Sustainable Biorubber Production | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA's Dennis Ray will lead the effort of breeding guayule, a rubber-producing plant suited for arid environments, to achieve higher yields and reduced harvest cycle time.
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University of Arizona professor, pathology center giants of shrimp disease diagnosis | Arizona Daily Star

Despite its desert landscape and lack of an ocean, Tucson is home to one of the world's leading experts in shrimp pathology - University of Arizona professor Donald Lightner of
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Yulex Corporation and the University of Arizona Partner to Improve Guayule for Biorubber Production | Rock Hill (SC) Herald

/PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation, an agricultural-based biomaterials company, will provide the University of Arizona a $3 million, five-year grant focused on breeding and agronomic development of Guayule for the production biorubber of medical,...
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Had a stressful day? Don't bother trying to be nice at home | Yahoo! News

Doing helpful things for your other half when you've had a bad day may be damaging your relationship a study suggests.

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Solving the Mysteries of the Human Condition Using Genetic Tools | Scientific American

Solving the Mysteries of the Human Condition Using Genetic Tools | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona Genetics Core (UAGC), located in the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building on the UA campus, is home to rows of rectangular machines ...
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Universidad Autónoma de San Luís Potosí y Universidad de Arizona, EUA intercambian experiencias en producción en invernaderos | Hortalizas

Universidad Autónoma de San Luís Potosí y Universidad de Arizona, EUA intercambian experiencias en producción en invernaderos | Hortalizas | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Colaboración iniciada hace más de un año promete mayor intercambio de conocimiento entre investigadores de ambos países
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Producción sustentable en invernaderos | Hortalizas

Producción sustentable en invernaderos | Hortalizas | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Murat Kacira y Merle Jensen del Centro de Agricultura en Ambiente Controlado (CEAC) de la Universidad de Arizona, EUA y Tim Robie de la empresa WISErg, explican nuevo proyecto por la Universidad de Arizona enfocado en la producción sustentable de hortalizas en invernaderos. El proyecto tiene como enfoque la producción de hortalizas con fertilizante orgánico creado con desperdicios alimenticios. Además, Jensen explica cómo el fertilizante es filtrado por la arena utilizada como medio de crecimiento.

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FAO brinda mayor información sobre agente causante de la muerte masiva de camarones en Asia | Aquahoy (Peru)

En un descubrimiento de enorme trascendencia, investigadores de la Universidad de Arizona (EEUU) han identificado el agente causante de una misteriosa enfermedad que ha diezmado las explotaciones de camarón en Asia.
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Culprit behind massive shrimp die-offs in Asia unmasked | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)

Culprit behind massive shrimp die-offs in Asia unmasked | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In a major breakthrough, researchers at the University of Arizona have identified the causative agent behind a mysterious disease that has been decimating shrimp farms in Asia.

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Carnivorous Plant Throws Out ‘Junk’ DNA | UANews

Carnivorous Plant Throws Out ‘Junk’ DNA | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Genes – the bits of DNA that code for proteins – make up about 2 percent of the human genome. The rest consists of a genetic material known as noncoding DNA, and scientists have spent years puzzling over why this material exists in such voluminous quantities.

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Don't Make Small Sacrifices When You're Stressed, Says Study | Female Network

Don't Make Small Sacrifices When You're Stressed, Says Study | Female Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A team led by University of Arizona research scientist Casey Totenhagen surveyed a selection of 164 married and unmarried couples who have been together for anywhere from six months to 44 years about the sacrifices they made in their respective relationships as well as how they felt about them

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Rain Bird enhances Root Watering Series | Lawn and Landscape

Rain Bird is trying to make it easier for landscape and irrigation professionals to improve tree survival rates by offering newly-enhanced 18” and 36” models of its Root Watering Series (RWS).

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Is It Safe To Use Compost Made From Treated Human Waste? | KUHF (Radio-Houston, TX)

Treated human waste has been used on farmland for decades, but the ick factor has not entirely faded. Some environmentalists think the treatment process may not get rid of all the harmful contaminants that could be in the waste.
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Culprit behind massive shrimp die-offs in Asia unmasked | Baird Maritime (Australia)

Culprit behind massive shrimp die-offs in Asia unmasked | Baird Maritime (Australia) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Bacterium responsible for Early Mortality Syndrome of shrimp – crucial first step in finding effective ways to combat the disease In what has been deemed a major breakthrough, researchers at the
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Modified Formula Aims to Prevent Death in Premature Infants | UANews

UA plant scientists are studying a novel approach at halting the leading cause of death in premature infants, adding a particular protein to soybeans that can be used in formula as a preventative measure.
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Sun-Fueled Technology Brightens Agriculture | Farm Journal

Sun-Fueled Technology Brightens Agriculture | Farm Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
No crop can grow without good old-fashioned sunshine. But increasingly, solar energy doesn’t benefit just crops – increasingly, it also is powering and fueling the industry itself.
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GMO Pesticide Resistence | Terra Forming Terra

Let us make it simple. GMO pesticide protocols are failing however it is jigged and in jig time. We have seen this play out now with pesticide strategies for close on seventy years and it is not getting better. The only real escape is into the organic protocol and that is coming anyway.

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Tree Rings Reveal Fire History | Arizona Illustrated (TV)

Tree Rings Reveal Fire History | Arizona Illustrated (TV) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Technology used to trace Arizona's climate and wildfire past
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Cheerios and heat stress | Farm Journal

With heat stress season right around the corner, I was fortunate to be included in discussions recently with Robert Collier of the University of Arizona.

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How to Keep Your Reusable Bags Bacteria-Free | San Rafael (CA) Patch

Regular washing and diligence are key to keeping your bags — and you — healthy from fecal bacteria contamination.
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Had a stressful day? Don't bother trying to be nice at home | Handbag.com

Had a stressful day? Don't bother trying to be nice at home | Handbag.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Doing helpful things for your other half when you've had a bad day may be damaging your relationship a study suggests.

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