Archive: 08/5/2008

Spiders Who Eat Together, Stay Together

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to work together and capture larger prey has allowed social spiders to stretch the laws of nature and reach enormous colony sizes, UBC zoologists have found.

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Multi-tasking maggots in superbug showdown

Scientists at Swansea University (Wales, UK) have discovered a new type of antibiotic in maggot secretions that can tackle up to 12 different strains of MRSA, as well as E. coli and C. difficile. The research ...

Aug 05, 2008 4.8 / 5 (13) 6

Entomologists play matchmakers for cerambycid beetles

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cerambycid beetles, also known as long-horned beetles, can cause severe damage to standing trees, logs and lumber. How then might they be promptly detected and their numbers swiftly controlled? ...

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