Friday 26 December, 2014

Ants left-favouring, but no ideology here!


Ants favour turning to the left rather than the other way round — but the propensity is more anatomical than ideological, Continue reading “Ants left-favouring, but no ideology here!” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Coffee beans: sex haven for tiny beetles

According to researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, tiny beetles, which are native to Africa, indulge in Continue reading “Coffee beans: sex haven for tiny beetles” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014

How spider toxin can protect crops from insects

In a discovery that offers new ways to protect crops from insects, researchers have found that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees Continue reading More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, March 30th, 2014

A pest management toolbox to reduce pesticide use

Integrated pest management gains momentum due to European regulations on pesticides reduction. Continue reading “A pest management toolbox to reduce pesticide use” »  More...

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By IANS On Sunday, April 14th, 2013

German insects can sense earthquakes a day in advance

A new study has suggested ants are able to sense earthquakes before the Earth even lightly shudders. Continue reading “German insects can sense earthquakes a day in advance” »  More...

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By IANS On Monday, October 1st, 2012

Lethal new breed of mosquitoes discovered

Entomologists have discovered an unknown but potentially dangerous malaria-transmitting mosquito in western Kenya Continue reading “Lethal new breed of mosquitoes discovered” »  More...