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  1. 'Giant Peach' grows at GatewayRead the original story

    29 min ago | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A young boy finds adventure among a giant earthworm, spider, ladybug and other huge insects in "James and the Giant Peach," the latest production of the Gateway Center for the Arts. The children's play will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday March 6 and Saturday March 7, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday March 8 at the Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S 17-92, DeBary.

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  2. Gregory Pest Solutions Announces Challenge to Eat a Bug for Charity this WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | PRWeb

    Gregory Pest Solutions announced today that it will be making cash donations to the South Carolina Make-A-Wish Foundation for every person who is brave enough to eat a bug at their booth during the Southern Home and Garden Show this weekend March 6-8 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina Gregory Pest Solutions announced today that it will be making cash donations to the South Carolina Make-A-Wish Foundation for every person who is brave enough to eat a bug at their booth during the Southern Home and Garden Show this weekend March 6-8 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. "The Southern Home and Garden Show is such a great event for our community that we wanted to do something different this year.

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  3. In a spin: acrobatic feats of praying mantises revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... the University of Bristol, came to study praying mantises by accident. After buying a few mantises at an amateur entomology show, the researchers brought them back to the lab, the insects started breeding and the researchers became intrigued by the ...

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  4. Improving cat welfare may reduce environmental impactRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Scoop

    A team of researchers, led by Dr Wayne Linklater from the Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology at Victoria University of Wellington, recently surveyed veterinarians and cat owners to understand their attitudes and beliefs about cat welfare and behaviour. The survey found that most veterinarians believe keeping cats inside at night would positively impact cat welfare and also benefit wildlife-because cats that are inside from before dusk to after dawn have reduced opportunities to hunt for native insects, reptiles and birds.

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  5. The Duke of Burgundy Is a Delicious Evocation of '70s EroticaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Phoenix New Times

    ... - their libidinous butterfly wings go into hiding. They spend a great deal of time in the lecture hall of a local entomology institute, where Cynthia herself gives a talk - she knows more about insects than you can shake a stick bug at. But even ...

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  6. Remote-controlled search-and-rescue roaches are comingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | UPI

    Cockroaches may soon carry out reconnaissance work in the wake of disasters, exploring collapsed buildings and nuclear meltdowns before humans are sent into harm's way. As researchers at Texas A&M recently showed, the durable insects can quickly be turned into remote-controlled cyborgs.

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  7. Most Wanted: Drywood TermitesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Pest Control

    Drywood termites have committed offenses through insidiously cryptic infestations. Attacks cause significant cellulose consumption, which causes structural and wood product damage.

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  8. Glasgow art studentsa recycling creates a Brilliant SolutionsaRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Artwork made from coffee stirrers and plastic spoons hangs on the wall at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Glasgow Middle student Desiree Berrett nails plasctic insects to the wall.

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  9. Ag Canada developing plan for judicious neonic useRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Western Producer

    Department experts met with industry representatives this winter to discuss seed treatments and how farmers can choose an insecticide that's appropriate for the type of flea beetle in their canola fields. Producers can now use only insecticidal seed treatments from the neonicotinoid family, sold under names such as Prosper and Helix, or a neonic seed treatment in combination with DuPont's Lumiderm, a Group 28 chemistry classified as an anthranilic diamide.

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  10. Discovering the hidden animal world of Launceston's Cataract GorgeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ABC News

    Every year thousands of people visit the Cataract Gorge in Launceston but other than the South Esk River, the swimming pool and the chairlift, there is something that they are not seeing. Professor Nigel Forteath is leading a group of people through the gorge, stopping them and pointing out the seemingly smallest animals and plant life that thrives in the area.

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  11. Obituary: Leonard Claire JohnstonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Verde Independent

    Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, Leonard Johnston became an Entomologist and moved to Los Angeles where he initiated a successful program to eradicate fruit flies and was subsequently appointed the Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture. After retiring from the County, Leonard and his wife Betty relocated to the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona in the 1970s, where he became an active community member and served as the President of the Oak Creek Men's Club, associated with the Oak Creek Country Club.

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  12. Cyborg roaches could be used to help rescue disaster survivorsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Mashable

    Fleets of cyborg cockroaches could someday roam into damaged nuclear power plants or collapsed mines to carry out reconnaissance or locate survivors. A team of researchers implanted live cockroaches with electrodes that stimulate the nerves in the insects' antennae, enabling the scientists to steer the creatures around like remote-controlled toys.

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  13. New Australian Moth a 'Living Dinosaur'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Criminal Report Daily

    ... hered wing tips represents an entirely new family of primitive moths, notes a new paper in the journal Systematic Entomology. In the paper, researchers from Australia's Commonwealth

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  14. Baby praying mantises jump and land but do not spinRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Most infant insects, adult insects, and many mammals including some humans cannot jump from a platform to another platform and control the spin or rotation of their bodies. Video evidence has been produced that proves baby praying mantises are one of the few insects that can control the rotation of their bodies when they jump from place to place.

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  15. Frugal family fun in Tulsa for March 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    March brings in hopefully warmer weather, St.Patrick's Day, Spring Break, and more and here's where to find some frugal family fun around Tulsa for March.: Irish dancing -The Irish American Club of Tulsa hosts free Irish Ceili dancing every Monday night where everyone is welcome/no dance experience needed 7-8:30p.m.at the Central Center in Centennial Park. Please see their website for more information.

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  16. How mantis control their leaps.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Earth Times

    Ready, Steady, Go! The mantis nymph curls up its abdomen and then jumps so precisely that a target is never missed. At least during an experiment, the praying mantis has shone as a prime vaulter, enabling it to catch prey when its main armament, those powerful front legs are shorter than in the ferocious adult.

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  17. Drayton river dredging project in 2015 GRCA budget, subject to provincial approvalRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Wellington Advertiser

    The Grand River Conservation Authority is holding the line on spending in 2015 with a budget that's slightly less than last year's. The GRCA will spend about $29.5 million this year on programs that protect water quality, reduce flood damages, protect natural areas, support responsible development and provide outdoor recreation and environmental education.

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  18. Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists findRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Science Daily

    An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now. Ecologists reports that nutrient pollution causes a significant loss of forest-derived carbon from stream ecosystems, reducing the ability of streams to support aquatic life.

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  19. Praying Mantises are Expert Acrobats in Mid-AirRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Discover

    Praying mantises, with their twiggy limbs and long bodies, lack the look of agility, but we all know looks are often deceiving. These lanky insects, as wingless juveniles, leap from twig to twig faster than the blink of a human eye, and they stick their landing with the precision and grace of Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci .

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  20. UCD improving farming, food production with fewer pesticidesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Davis Enterprise

    Christian Nansen, UC Davis' new agricultural entomologist, is using his international expertise to zero in on more sustainable farming systems, better food production and fewer pesticides. "The agricultural sector in California is so exciting, because of its diversity and economic importance," said Nansen, whose agricultural entomology expertise encompasses seven countries including his native Denmark.

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