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05-24-2022
Pheromones could help control deadly palm weevils
Invasive, long-nosed beetles known as palm weevils are destroying palm trees across California. In San Diego County alone, palm weevils have killed more than 20,000 palm trees since they were first detected in 2016. Now, scientists at UC Riverside are testing the effectiveness of a pheromone to attract and kill weevils. By seducing the beetles with the chemicals, experts may be able to save palm trees without harming bees. According to study co-author Mark Hoddle, the weevils’ ability to produce very large populations is currently unchecked as...
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05-24-2022
Monkeypox is spreading, but unlikely to cause a pandemic
Since May 13, 2022, more than 100 cases of confirmed...
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05-24-2022
Believe it or not, scavengers are picky eaters
In a new study from the University of Georgia, researchers...
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05-24-2022
Family of termites has been adrift at sea for 50 million years
Termites are actually a type of cockroach that diverged from...
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05-24-2022
Animals are affected by the emotions in human voices
It may seem like common sense to many pet owners...
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05-24-2022
Jackdaws reach a consensus before taking flight
A new paper published in Current Biology details an astounding...
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05-23-2022
Moths may struggle to move in response to climate change
Moths are an important source of food for migrating birds...
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05-23-2022
Seafood trade takes fish away from malnourished populations
Fish are a major source of micronutrients and essential fatty...
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05-23-2022
Chemical found in soft corals could be used to treat cancer
For over 25 years, drug hunters have been searching for...
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05-23-2022
Some salamanders use skydiving postures to parachute out of trees
Wandering salamanders can parachute and glide from some of the...
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05-23-2022
Children with pet dogs have a lower risk of Crohn’s disease
Children who grow up in a large family, or with...
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05-23-2022
Multiple habitats must be protected to save bumblebees
A new study from the British Ecological Society has found...
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05-21-2022
Light pollution disorients monarch butterflies
A new study led by the University of Cincinnati has...
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