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Five Reasons Why All This Rain Is Bad for Almond Pollination Season
Posted 2/20/2017 - It's not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it's definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that are ravaging California are wreaking havoc on the state's almond pollination season, says honey...

KUIC Meets the Entomologists and Coco McFluffin
Posted 2/17/2017 - It was a buggy, sweet kind of day when KUIC Radio 95.3  hosted a coffee break for the Bohart Museum of Entomology and its parent organization, the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. "Live, from the Bohart Museum! It's Wednesday...

UC Davis Researcher: What Repellents and Doses Are Best to Prevent Zika Virus
Posted 2/16/2017 - If you're traveling to—or living in--a Zika virus-infested area, it's far better to use DEET rather than Picaridin and to use higher, rather than lower, doses of DEET because lower doses do not work well with older mosquitoes, newly published...

UC Davis Puts the 'Bio' in Biodiversity Museum Day
Posted 2/15/2017 - "Bio" means "life" or "living things," and that's just what you'll see on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. You'll see plenty of life and previous life, from bugs to bones--that is, from walking sticks to dinosaur...

Valentine's Day: Looking for a Suitor?
Posted 2/14/2017 - On Valentine's Day, it's inaccurate to say that "everything is coming up roses." Not everything. Think jumping spiders on flowers. They come up, too. Take that jumping spider (family Salticidae) perched on a red trumpetlike vine at the Benicia Marina,...

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