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July 30, 2014
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Fumes Keep Moths from Finding Flowers, Study Discovers

New research by the University of Washington and the UA shows that background odors can interfere with pollinators’ ability to find flowers. Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators. In new … Continue reading

May 4, 2012
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Science Fair Winner Publishes New Study on Butterfly Foraging Behavior

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida lepidopterist Andrei Sourakov has spent his life’s work studying moths and butterflies. But it was his teenage daughter, Alexandra, who led research on how color impacts butterflies’ feeding patterns. The research shows different species … Continue reading

January 16, 2012
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Predators Hunt for A Balanced Diet

Predators select their prey in order to eat a nutritionally balanced diet and give themselves the best chance of producing healthy offspring. A University of Exeter and Oxford-led study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows for the … Continue reading

January 8, 2012
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The Wondrous World of Insects

*UA Insect Discovery program facilitators have spent years teaching Tucson area youth about the lives of insects while also encouraging them to pursue higher education and studies in science. The program is getting even more financial backing and other support.* … Continue reading