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UC Davis Lecture by Science Journalist Richard Harris: Why You Shouldn't Miss This

"Biomedical science was not always the hypercompetitive rat race that is has become in recent years. Consider the story of Charles Darwin, as he developed his theory of evolution through natural selection. That discovery became the organizing principle...

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Monarch Sightings in the UC Davis Arboretum: Cause for Celebration

A monarch on milkweed in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a delight to see. We strolled through milkweed patches in the UC Davis Arboretum Thursday noon and saw them. Monarchs! The monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are returning from their coastal California overwintering sites. And we're getting...

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 6:28 PM

Christine Merlin and Monarchs: How They Use Their Circadian Clocks for Seasonal Migration

Christine Merlin, shown here examining a monarch butterfly, will speak on

Did you know that monarch butterflies use a circadian clock to navigate to their overwintering sites during their seasonal long-distance migration? Yes, they do, says a Texas A&M researcher. Christine Merlin, an assistant professor in Texas...

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:59 PM

She'll Speak on The World's Most Dangerous Animal

This is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegptyi, which transmits dengue, Zika and other diseases. (CDC Photo)

The world's most dangerous animal isn't the shark, wolf, lion, elephant, hippo, crocodile, tsetse fly, tapeworm, assassin bug (kissing bug), freshwater snail, dog, snake or human. No, it's the mosquito. Infected mosquitoes transmit diseases that ...

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 4:37 PM

The 'Best of the Best' Entomology Departments

Visitors handling a black velvet walking stick with red wings at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs rule! Congratulations to the world's top 10   entomology departments, as listed today (April 3) in the long-awaited Times Higher  Education's Center for World University Rankings.  The rankings show the University of...

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