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2 hrs ago | Pest Control

FMC Professional Solutions: EndZone Insecticide Sticker

The EndZone Insecticide Sticker provides control of house flies in less than one minute after contact, with up to seven months residual action indoors and four months outdoors , the company says.

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Related Topix: Science

5 hrs ago | Science Daily

Paving the way for cyborg moth 'biobots'

Researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Science

7 hrs ago | Live Science

Tiny Jurassic Mammals Were Picky Eaters

In the Jurassic Period, when dinosaurs ruled the land, tiny mammals probably had to keep a low profile and survive by gobbling any insects they could find, but new research suggests these early mammals may have been pickier eaters than scientists previously thought.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

8 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Deathwatch beetle leads to a journey back in time at historic 'Charlotte Bronte' home

A PROJECT to tackle a deathwatch beetle infestation at the historic house which inspired Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre has unearthed 1,000 years of history at the site.

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10 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Disgusted KFC diner finds dead FLY buried in his chicken wing

Hardip Singh, of East Ham, was munching his lunch in his local KFC outlet with a mate when he made the sickening find.

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Related Topix: Science, Weird

13 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Kale easy to grow, packs nutritional punch -- even helps bees

It's green, loaded with nutrients and is so reliably hardy, it grows just about everywhere, especially in cooler climates.

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Related Topix: Life, Recipes, Home Gardening, Home, Science

15 hrs ago | ABC News

Senior lecturer from the Univeristy of Western Sydney Dr Markus...

Senior lecturer from the Univeristy of Western Sydney Dr Markus Riegler says new research into the Queensland fruit fly, will hopefully be used to mass produce male flies.

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19 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Multinational scientists request help from the Pope to get destructive GMOs banned in Brazil

When independent scientists and farmers start protesting GMOs to their governments without success, to whom can they turn? Well, the GMO resisters in the predominately Catholic country Brazil have decided to go papal.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Biotech, Science, Agriculture, Des Moines, IA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Journalgazette.net

Fungus turns 'zombie ants' into booby traps

If you thought mind-controlling fungi were already scary, just wait - the shrooms are even more strategic than we thought.

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The Baltimore Sun

'Bug Man' explains wonders of insect world at the Conservancy

On the second Saturday of every month, Howard County Conservancy offers a free program.

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Stuff.co.nz

Beneficial insects under threat

AT RISK: An international task force of independent scientists completed a four-year analysis of 800 peer reviewed papers on systemic pesticides and found conclusive evidence that neonics are causing significant damage to bees, butterflies, earthworms and birds.

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Related Topix: Science, Apiculture, Agriculture, Life, Vegetables

Sunherald.com

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida...

In this Wednesday, July 31, 2014 photo, horticulture professor Fred Gmitter holds root stock of a citrus tree at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, in Lake Alfred, Fla.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL

Globe and Mail

In a world desperate for new antibiotics, science turns to insects

There is a lot scientists can do to explore the potential of better-known bacteria, such as Streptomyces, long a rich source of antibiotics.

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Related Topix: Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry

WIBW-TV Topeka

West Nile Strikes Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has announced the first reported case of West Nile virus for 2014.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Kansas, Science

Canada.com

Solar plants causing birds to catch on fire in mid-flight

This October 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a burned MacGillivray's Warbler that was found at the Ivanpah solar plant in the California Mojave Desert.

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Related Topix: Fire, BrightSource Energy, Startups, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science

National Public Radio

What Exactly Is That Birdlike Thing?

For years I was convinced that there exists among us a strange, unidentified species of animal - something between bug and bird - jetting around gardens and flowers and trees.

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Related Topix: Science, Rutgers University, Apiculture

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Viral disease spreads rapidly in Colorado, forcing ranch quarantines

Shiners Dun Juan is decked neck to tail in mesh to protect the champion reining horse from black flies buzzing around his stable.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Niwot, CO, Longmont, CO, Science, Boulder County, CO

Salisbury Journal

What an unusual insect

IS it a wasp? Is it a spider? Journal reader Chloe Duncan wasn't sure either when she discovered this unusual looking insect in her garden.

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The Drinks Business

Beetles to fight bush fly menace in Oz

A new species of beetle is being introduced into Western Australia's wine regions in an effort to eradicate swarms of bush flies wreaking havoc on the tourism industry.

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Related Topix: Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Wine, Drink, Western Australia, Australia Travel

Science Daily

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest

The small body size associated with the pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to an international team of researchers, but all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same genetic underpinning, suggesting a more recent adaptation than previously thought.

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Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Biology, Agriculture

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