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Maggots and Modern Medicine

03-30-2016

Maggots and Modern Medicine

Maggots and Modern Medicine Maggots are amongst some of the most despised critters for many, but they have actually been huge assets to medicinal purposes for centuries. Most have heard about maggot debridement therapy, or MDT, in which...

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Want To Buy Your Own Butterflies For Your Special Occasion? This Startup Can Make It Happen

08-05-2015

Want To Buy Your Own Butterflies For Your Special Occasion? This Startup Can Make It Happen

Want To Buy Your Own Butterflies For Your Special Occasion? This Startup Can Make It Happen As worldwide contests for picture-perfect parties are doing their rounds on Pinterest, a couple's butterfly-selling startup offers a unique and ethereal...

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Soybean Fields Fertile Ground for Bug Control

07-30-2015

Soybean Fields Fertile Ground for Bug Control

Soybean Fields Fertile Ground for Bug Control A widely used food staple, soybeans provide a nutritious food source to more than just humans.  A huge variety of bugs go after the plant, and as conditions change due to weather and bug resistance,...

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Fungus Taking a Bite out of Avocados

07-09-2015

Fungus Taking a Bite out of Avocados

Fungus Taking a Bite out of Avocados Avocados are Florida's second largest crop, second only to citrus as one of the main agricultural exports of this agricultural powerhouse.  And like citrus, they are being threatened by a difficult to treat...

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Centipede of the Deep Discovered by Cavers

07-07-2015

Centipede of the Deep Discovered by Cavers

Centipede of the Deep Discovered by Cavers Living deep below the earth's surface, it was only logical to name this new species "Hades."  Discovered by cavers in Croatia – a land of endless caverns – this newly discovered creature is an...

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Insect Study Enriches Climate Change Models

07-06-2015

Insect Study Enriches Climate Change Models

Insect Study Enriches Climate Change Models Four universities are splitting funding from the National Science Foundation to get at the mechanisms of insect life as creatures adapt to warming waterways. Aquatic insects will change territory as...

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The Fantastic Flying Machines of Nature

06-22-2015

The Fantastic Flying Machines of Nature

The Fantastic Flying Machines of Nature Scientists who want to understand both hovering and light track ability are looking to the moth for answers.  This member of the Lepidoptera order possess highly developed abilities to hover and track a...

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Mosquitoes May Carry Another Fever

06-15-2015

Mosquitoes May Carry Another Fever

Rickettsia felis is a bacteria that causes fever, muscle aches, rash and headache.  It lives in African countries where malaria is also common.  Until recently, it was believed to be transmitted by fleas and ticks, but new research shows there may...

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Keep the Bugs Away So You Can Play!

05-26-2015

Keep the Bugs Away So You Can Play!

Keep the Bugs Away So You Can Play Summer is here and the mosquitoes aren't far behind.  Some folks avoid these flying critters by staying indoors, others bug-proof their yards, pools and patios . . . but many of us choose reach for a bottle --...

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