As both a disease vector and general nuisance, the mosquito is a scourge all over the world. Its resistance to the effects of sprays and pesticides is widely known but now scientists have revealed just how tough the blood-sucking insect can be.
AP (May 15, 2014) The outcome of a German soccer match was predicted by an orangutan at a zoo in Dortmund, Germany on Thursday. "Walter" picked his hometown team of Dortmund by ripping the team's scarf out of a ball, ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 24, 2015) Venomous, invasive lionfish which are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reef ecosystems, may have met their match in the Florida Keys through a program aimed at stamping the creatures out. Rough Cut (No ... watch video
AFP (June 15, 2015) A Maasai cricket team played a match in a wildlife conservancy in central Kenya to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos following a massive upsurge in poaching in recent years.
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Aug. 4, 2015 While it is already possible to obtain in vitro pluripotent cells (i.e., cells capable of generating all tissues of an embryo) from any cell type, researchers have pushed the limits of science even ... read more
Aug. 4, 2015 A novel fatigue syndrome affecting feedlot cattle has been discovered by researchers. The syndrome is similar to one affecting the swine industry. The study concludes it would be imperative for the ... read more
Aug. 4, 2015 New research is helping to solve the puzzle of how bacteria are able to live in nutrient-starved environments. It is well-established that the majority of bacteria in soil ecosystems live in dormant ... read more
Aug. 4, 2015 New biosensors have been developed that could improve control and complexity of metabolically engineered microbes, bringing us one step closer to a future in which genetically engineered bacteria can ... read more
Aug. 4, 2015 Scientists first had to re-think death before they could develop a way of testing the potential harm to the environment caused by thousands of chemicals humankind uses each ... read more
Aug. 4, 2015 African fish called mormyrids communicate by means of electric signals. Fish in one group can glean detailed information from a signal's waveform, but fish in another group ... read more
Sep. 11, 2014 Many pathogens are transmitted by insect bites. The abundance of vectors (as the transmitting insects are called) depends on seasonal and other environmental fluctuations. A new article demonstrates ... read more
Sep. 9, 2013 In an advance toward providing mosquito-plagued people, pets and livestock with an invisibility cloak against these blood-sucking insects, scientists today described discovery of substances that ... read more
June 4, 2012 Even rain can't deter mosquitoes. The blood-sucking insect can fly in a downpour because of its strong exoskeletons and low mass render it impervious to falling drops. Researchers determined ... read more