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13 min ago |

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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Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

3 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Science

7 hrs ago |

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.


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

8 hrs ago |

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.


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

8 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry

9 hrs ago | 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.


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

11 hrs ago |

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.


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

12 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Science, Rutgers University, Apiculture

15 hrs ago | 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.


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

16 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Science

16 hrs ago | 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.


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

16 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Biology, Agriculture

21 hrs ago |

Insects, diseases can still harm beans

Soybeans have responded quite well to recent rains and moderate temperatures. Another timely rain in the latter part of August, and a continuation of moderate temperatures, should provide for above-average yields in many soybean fields.


Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah beekeepers say fewer of the insects died last winter

If results of a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food survey are any indication, there's a lot of buzz going on in Utah's backyards.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Science, Agriculture, Apiculture

Science Blog

Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony

A parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit their infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to researchers at Penn State and colleagues at Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa.


Related Topix: Science

Live Science

Speed Limits Could Save Rarest Dragonfly

The Hine's emerald dragonfly is the only dragonfly on the federal endangered species list.


Related Topix: Science, Door County, WI, University of South Dakota

Pacific Daily News

Will sex robots mean end of humanity?

Last week, Wired reported that the National Security Agency is building a computer that might be able to autonomously launch cyber attacks on U.S. enemies, according to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.


Related Topix: Robots, The National, Entertainment, Television, Opinion

KLIQ-FM Hastings

Flies Not Viewed as Major Restaurant Annoyance

The poor cockroach still gets a bad rap while the fly gets a pass, according to a survey of 300 people by pest-control company Orkin.


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Ag Professional

LSU looks to molecular markers to speed wheat breeding

Many wheat varieties developed by seed companies aren't suited for Louisiana because the warm, humid Gulf South conditions encourage disease development.


Related Topix: State University, AR, Louisiana State University


Beetle faces crap job in SW

Holding a wine glass in one hand and swatting away flies with the other could be a thing of the past for West Australians visiting the South West region in spring.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science