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Interest Spiking in the May 26th UC Davis Zika Public Awareness Symposiun

Planning the symposium are (front, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Zika virus is "scarier than we initially thought." So screamed a recent USA Today headline in a quote attributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Public health officials used their strongest language to date in warning...

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Did You Hear the Buzz?

Fisheye view of the honey bee display at Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. In front is Cammie Garton, fair employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the 141st annual Dixon May Fair, held May 5-8, and saw the honey bee display in Madden Hall, you probably heard the buzz. In keeping with the theme, "Buzzing with Excitement," bees buzzed in the bee observation hives as fairgoers...

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:11 PM

What You Should Know About the Zika Virus

Zika Flyer

The (Zika) virus is here, and so is the mosquito. The question is whether there will be enough of both to set off an epidemic. That's what UC San Francisco medical student Joshua Lang wrote in his piece, With Summer Coming, Can the Zika Virus Be...

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6:56 PM

What Color Is Your Pollen?

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, packing red pollen as it heads for an Echium (Pride of Madeira) in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The next time you see a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) packing pollen, check out the color. Last Saturday on an outing in Vallejo overlooking the Carquinez Straits, we noticed a yellow-faced bumble bee on an Echium candicans (Pride...

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Lasering in on the UC Davis LASER Event on April 14

UC Berkeley biologist Ciera Martinez studies fruit flies but she will be speaking on

She researches fruit flies but she'll be discussing "The Concealed Beauty of Plant Architecture." But of course, if you're curious about the work she does on fruit flies, you can interact with her on that as well as plant architecture! Ciera...

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 5:49 PM

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