Archive: 29/09/2008

Common insecticide can decimate tadpole populations

The latest findings of a University of Pittsburgh-based project to determine the environmental impact of routine pesticide use suggests that malathion—the most popular insecticide in the United States—can decimate tadpole ...

dateSep 29, 2008 in Environment
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Captain Birdseye's robotic nose

The Captain can’t freeze smelly fish that’s past its best – and Icelandic scientists can now help him out by detecting the levels of stench-making bacteria faster than ever before.

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Deadly rugby virus spreads in sumo wrestlers

Rugby players may get more than just the ball out of a scrum – herpes virus can cause a skin disease called "scrumpox" and it spreads through physical contact. Researchers have studied the spread of the disease among sumo ...

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