Honey bees in the most polluted parts of an Indian city were more likely to die sooner and showed clear signs of poor health.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: insects bees air-pollution india pollinators pollination honey-bees bangalore
Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
Tags: biodiversity insects science extinction ecology research biodiversity-loss publication-bias scholarship
New evidence suggests that the way brains work across the animal kingdom goes back to a common source, researchers report.
Tags: evolution mammals insects genes brains science-and-technology neurodevelopment
Bloodthirsty tsetse flies nurse their young, one live birth at a time – understanding this unusual strategy could help fight the disease they spread
This insect's unique reproductive biology could lead to new ways to control the species in the environment – and prevent the deadly sleeping sickness it spreads to people.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: reproduction insects molecular-biology entomology tsetse-fly tsetse-flies milk larvae sleeping-sickness trypanosomiasis lactation african-sleeping-sickness viviparous symbiont
Some fundamental farming strategies can limit damage from western corn rootworms, research finds.
Tags: insects agriculture genetic-engineering science-and-technology
"We have created a low-power, low-weight, wireless camera system that can capture a first-person view of what's happening from an actual live insect..."
Tags: insects robots vision cameras featured science-and-technology wearable-devices
Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they're managed properly.
July 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: insects bees bumblebees pollination urban-wildlife honeybees urban-biodiversity
An argument for gene drive technology to genetically control populations of insects like mosquitoes and locusts
Gene drive guarantees that a trait will be passed to the next generation. But should society use this tool to control insect populations?
July 14, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: health environment insects agriculture ecology malaria zika entomology bugs pest-control mosquitoes dengue gene-drive
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