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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Study Finds Glyphosate, Acetamiprid to Have Relatively Low Toxicity for Honey Bees

Oct. 13, 2015 — The herbicide glyphosate and the neonicotinoid acetamiprid to have low toxicity levels for honey bees under actual field conditions, researchers have discovered. They also found sulfoxaflor to be ... read more

Farmers' Responses to Crises Key to Informing Effective Food Security Policy

Oct. 13, 2015 — A better understanding of how farmers in developing countries cope in times of stress is needed if funding to support food security is to be used effectively, according to an English ... read more

Research Points to Bright Future for Biomass

Oct. 12, 2015 — A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — For all our love of the simple slice of bread, we don't have a solid understanding of much of the science behind squishy dough, like the interplay between a dough's microstructure and its ... read more

Establishment of Systems Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Develop Microbial Strains

Oct. 12, 2015 — Ten general strategies of systems metabolic engineering have been proposed by experts to successfully develop industrial microbial ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — In what they say was a lucky and unexpected finding, researchers say they've discovered that male fruit flies lay down an odorant, or pheromone, that not only attracts females to lay eggs ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers have imaged in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structure of supercoiled DNA, revealing that its shape is much more dynamic than the well-known double ... read more

Field Widens for Environments, Microbes That Produce Toxic Form of Mercury

Oct. 9, 2015 — Thawing permafrost and contaminated sediment in marine coastal areas pose some of the greatest risks for the production of highly toxic ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Genomicists have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone. The researchers show that a new nanopore sequencer can ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — A new study has uncovered the secrets of 'pollen thief' bees -- which take pollen from flowers but fail to act as effective pollinators -- and the threat they pose to certain plant ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Rhesus monkeys were completely protected from the deadly Ebola virus when treated three days after infection with a compound that blocks the virus's ability to replicate. These encouraging ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a novel mathematical method inspired by Darwinian evolution to use current antibiotics to eliminate or reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant ... read more

Tripped Up by a Bug: Infection May Cause Falls, Especially in Older People, Study Suggests

Oct. 9, 2015 — People who end up in the emergency room because of a fall often are tripped up by an infection, rather than a loose throw rug or poor eyesight, suggests a new ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Many tourists today are drawn to the idea of vacationing in far-flung places around the globe where their dollars can make a positive impact on local people and local wildlife. But researchers ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers describe the ecological peculiarities of Drosophyllum lusitanicum, a plant which feeds on insects it has attracted by producing a sweet ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Inside cells, communication between the nucleus, which harbors our precious genetic material, and the cytoplasm is mediated by the constant exchange of thousands of signaling molecules and proteins. ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — A new global review that set out to investigate the hazards of marine plastic pollution has warned that all seven species of marine turtles can ingest or become entangled in the discarded debris that ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Soft steps and large feet can allow animals and robots to maintain high speeds on very loose soil and sand. These findings offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Striga, also known as witchweed, is a parasitic plant that affects 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers have made a discovery that could lead to more effective ways to protect ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — A mammalian photoreceptive protein melanopsin spontaneously releases the chromophore retinal, say researchers. The property would be important to regulate non-visual photoreception in ... read more

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