New study provides a better understanding of how mosquitoes find a host
The potentially deadly yellow-fever-transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquito detects the specific chemical structure of a compound called octenol as one way to find a mammalian host for a blood meal, Agricultural Research Servic ...
'Extinct' Aussie frog rediscovered
An Australian frog which disappeared nearly 40 years ago and was feared extinct has been rediscovered in a remote creek, astounding experts.
Pesticide atrazine can turn male frogs into females
Atrazine, one of the world's most widely used pesticides, wreaks havoc with the sex lives of adult male frogs, emasculating three-quarters of them and turning one in 10 into females, according to a new study by University ...
Australia's cane toads face death by cat food
Australia's vile and poisonous plague of cane toads may finally have met its match -- and it comes in a tin of cat food.
Scientists transplant nose of mosquito, advance fight against malaria
Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have successfully transplanted most of the "nose" of the mosquito that spreads malaria into frog eggs and fruit flies and are employing these surrogates to combat ...