A new crystal form of deltamethrin—a common insecticide used to control malaria—is up to 12 times more effective against mosquitoes than the existing form.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: pesticides malaria science-and-technology health-and-medicine mosquitoes
Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.
July 1, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: aircraft pollution agriculture pesticides math 3d-printing science-and-technology earth-and-environment liquids
A new spray made with a type of volcanic glass shows promise in killing mosquitoes. That could help stop the spread of malaria.
June 8, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: insects pesticides malaria glass science-and-technology health-and-medicine mosquitoes coatings
Researchers used silicone dog tags as passive environmental samplers to collect information about everyday chemical exposures.
June 2, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: pollution dogs pets pesticides earth-and-environment health-and-medicine phthalates flame-retardants
In a new study, young people newly diagnosed with celiac disease had higher levels of chemicals from pesticides, nonstick cookware, and flame retardants in their blood.
May 12, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: pollution food pesticides gluten earth-and-environment health-and-medicine digestive-system
New pesticides that give plants their own defenses against insects are headed to market. A new method is the first to detect them in dirt.
May 11, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: soil rna pesticides plants earth-and-environment
The research on insecticides could lead to better strategies for how to plant milkweed on agricultural land to expand monarch butterfly populations.
April 9, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: conservation insects agriculture pesticides butterflies earth-and-environment
Thanks to genetically modified Bt cotton, "farmers in India are spending more on seeds, more on fertilizer, and more on insecticides."
March 25, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: insects pesticides genetic-engineering india money crops farmers earth-and-environment
Roundup, one of the world's most popular weed killers, can make ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change.
March 2, 2020 • ~4 min
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