Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive
Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone ...
Bizarre parasite from the Jurassic
Around 165 million years ago, a spectacular parasite was at home in the freshwater lakes of present-day Inner Mongolia (China): A fly larva with a thorax formed entirely like a sucking plate. With it, the ...
Computational biologist solves 200-year-old oceanic mystery
(Phys.org)—The origin of Cerataspis monstrosa has been a mystery as deep as the ocean waters it hails from for more than 180 years. For nearly two centuries, researchers have tried to track down the la ...
Insect larvae turn pan-ready with home appliance Farm 432
Honey bees fight back against Varroa
The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major contributor to the recent mysterious death of honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biolog ...
GM silkworms bred to spin fluorescent
Dance of water molecules turns fire-colored beetles into antifreeze artists
Certain plants and animals protect themselves against temperatures below freezing with antifreeze proteins. How the larva of the beetle Dendroides canadensis manages to withstand temperatures down to -30 ...
Nanosuits help small creatures survive a vacuum
Oceans' rising acidity a threat to shellfish and humans
Peering into the microscope, Alan Barton thought the baby oysters looked normal, except for one thing: They were dead.
Pesticides have knock-on effect for bees, study finds
Chronic exposure to pesticides has a bigger knock-on effect on bees than conventional probes suggest, according to a new study on Sunday touching on the mysterious collapse of bee colonies.
Fruit flies medicate their larvae with alcohol
Researchers ID queens, mysterious disease syndrome as key factors in bee colony deaths
(Phys.org) —A new long-term study of honey bee health has found that a little-understood disease study authors are calling "idiopathic brood disease syndrome" (IBDS), which kills off bee larvae, is the ...
Waste guzzling fly factory wins African innovation prize
A fly factory that transforms blood, guts, manure and discarded food into animal feed has walked away with a $100,000 UN-backed innovation prize.
Insecticide causes changes in honeybee genes, research finds
(Phys.org) —New research by academics at The University of Nottingham has shown that exposure to a neonicotinoid insecticide causes changes to the genes of the honeybee.