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Science Café: Ask a Scientist a Question, Such as 'Are There Upper Limits to Human Lifespan?'

Many senior citizens who develop new hobbies (such as rearing monarch butterflies) believe this keeps their brain active and leads to greater enthusiasm for life. Supercentarian Jeanne Calment of France lived to be 122. One of her interests was playing the piano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've ever wanted to ask a scientist a question, here's your opportunity. Ask away at the Science Café. This is an informative scientific presentation held the second Wednesday of each month in the G St. Wunderbar, 228 G St., Davis. The...

Many senior citizens who develop new hobbies (such as rearing monarch butterflies) believe this keeps their brain active and leads to greater enthusiasm for life. Supercentarian Jeanne Calment of France lived to be 122. One of her interests was playing the piano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Many senior citizens who develop new hobbies (such as rearing monarch butterflies) believe this keeps their brain active and leads to greater enthusiasm for life. Supercentarian Jeanne Calment of France lived to be 122. One of her interests was playing the piano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Many senior citizens who develop new hobbies (such as rearing monarch butterflies) believe this keeps their brain active and leads to greater enthusiasm for life. Supercentarian Jeanne Calment of France lived to be 122. One of her interests was playing the piano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Health Innovation

The Medfly 'Through the Decades': Tune in to Hear Professor Carey on July 3

Distinguished Professor James R. Carey is known for his outstanding research, outreach and advocacy program involving invasion biology, specifically the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (medfly) and the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember when scientists first detected the Mediterranean fruit fly in California? It was the early 1980s. The invasive insect, better known as the medfly (Ceratitis capitata), threatened the state's multi-billion-dollar fruit and vegetable industry,...

Distinguished Professor James R. Carey is known for his outstanding research, outreach and advocacy program involving invasion biology, specifically the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (medfly) and the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Distinguished Professor James R. Carey is known for his outstanding research, outreach and advocacy program involving invasion biology, specifically the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (medfly) and the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Distinguished Professor James R. Carey is known for his outstanding research, outreach and advocacy program involving invasion biology, specifically the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (medfly) and the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Commencement Speaker: Upholding the Standard of a Healthy Flatworm

Student speaker Hannah Trumbull is flanked by Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter.

“Nematodes” and “commencement” don't usually appear together in the same sentence. But they did when UC Davis student Hannah Trumbull, a human development major and political science minor from Albany, Calif., delivered her...

Student speaker Hannah Trumbull is flanked by Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter.
Student speaker Hannah Trumbull is flanked by Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter.

Student speaker Hannah Trumbull is flanked by Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter.

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Butterfly Ballet: No Boundaries, No Borders

Gulf Fritillaries in a

If you're nurturing a passionflower vine (Passiflora), you've probably seen "The Butterfly Ballet."' The Gulf Fritillaries (Agraulis vanillae), orangish-reddish butterflies with silver-spangled wings, stay close to Passiflora, their host...

Gulf Fritillaries in a
Gulf Fritillaries in a "Butterfly Ballet." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries in a "Butterfly Ballet." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A trio of Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A trio of Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A trio of Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary casts a shadow over a tendril. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillary casts a shadow over a tendril. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary casts a shadow over a tendril. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Unique Connection and a Living Legacy

Chemical ecologist Yuko Ishida in his lab in Toyama.

The work of the late chemical ecologist/UC Davis professor Sean Duffey (1943-1997) lives on. Chemical ecologist Yuko Ishida of Toyama, Japan, a former UC Davis post-doctoral researcher who shared the same lab--and the same bench--in Briggs Hall that...

Chemical ecologist Yuko Ishida in his lab in Toyama.
Chemical ecologist Yuko Ishida in his lab in Toyama.

Chemical ecologist Yuko Ishida in his lab in Toyama.

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11:10 AM

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