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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

Congratulations, Bruce Hammock! McGiff Memorial Award

Bruce Hammock (center) with colleagues Dipak Panigrahy (left) of Harvard Medical School and Guodong Zhang of the University of Massachusetts. This photo was taken at the  International Winder Eicosanoid (WEC) Conference in Baltimore, where Hammock received the first-ever John C. McGiff Award.

What an honor! And so deserving. He's an entomologist, trained to find ways to control insect pests, but now he aims to help humans with medical issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor...

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:38 PM

So You Want to Become a Master Beekeeper...

Extension apiculturist Elina Niño of UC Davis greets a beekeeping class before donning a veil and smoking the hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to become a Master Beekeeper. You don't want to just keep bees, you want to devote your life to learning more about them and understanding them. And you want to engage in public service. “Any universal and immutable scale with...

Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 4:29 PM

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