The invasive pink bollworm has inflicted tens of millions of dollars in damage annually. Biotech cotton and sterile moths helped eradicate it in the US.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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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
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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
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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
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Researchers used silicone dog tags as passive environmental samplers to collect information about everyday chemical exposures.
June 2, 2020 • ~5 min
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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
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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
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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
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