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Joan Conrow | Cornell Alliance for Science

Though much of the controversy around genetically modified crops is driven by the …

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2019-10-11T04:47:00.0000000Z
Stick insect relatives: different in appearance but of the same origin. Surprisingly, New World (above) and Old World stick insects (below) form their own evolutionary lines within this insect group, as a new genomic study shows. From top left to bottom right: pair of Mexican stick insects Pseudosermyle phalangiphora, female of Metriophasma diocles from Panama, pair of Black Velvet stick insects Peruphasma schultei from Peru, female of Australian Giant Prickly stick insect Extatosoma tiaratum, female of Indian stick insect Carausius morosus, a pair of "tree lobster" stick insects Eurycantha calcarata from New Guinea Credit: Christoph Seiler

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2019-10-early-insect-evolution-triggered-birds.html

by University of Göttingen

Stick and leaf insects are a diverse and strikingly bizarre group of insects with a world-wide distribution, which are more common …

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2019-10-11T03:12:00.0000000Z

University of Western Australia http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019100811652/agriculture/integrated-management-approaches-combat-plant-virus-diseases

Investigations by The University of Western Australia‚Äôs (UWA) Institute of Agriculture and …

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2019-10-11T02:56:00.0000000Z

Tufts University https://www.newswise.com/articles/secrets-to-climate-change-adaptation-uncovered-in-the-european-corn-borer-moth

Scientists find genetic variation that allows the moth to change its biological clock and adjust to shorter winters

    The …

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    Sydney NSW, Australia
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    2019-10-11T01:49:00.0000000Z

    Can anyone tell me what is going on here (see attached photos)?  Yesterday morning I noticed tiny orange spots covering the lower (abaxial) surface of the leaves of a plumeria (frangipani) tree in my yard.  At first I thought they …

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    Cairo, Egypt
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    2019-10-10T19:22:00.0000000Z
    Cockroaches

    Dear Sir,

    This species of cockroaches was found under a bird watering site in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Please help identify the type

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    2019-10-04T22:42:00.0000000Z

    Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2019-10-large-potential-range-invasive-lanternfly.html

    by Entomological Society of America

    As the invasive spotted lanternfly wreaks havoc in the mid-Atlantic United States, scientists and a range of tree and fruit …

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    2019-10-04T22:36:00.0000000Z

    ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191003135713.htm

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    Cornell University
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    New research shows that plants can communicate with each other when they come under attack from pests.

    New research from Cornell University …

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    2019-10-04T22:29:00.0000000Z

    FreshPlaza https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2019/10/03/remarkable-breakthrough-chinese-breeders-release-tr4-resistant-banana-variety/

    Chinese experts have recently released what they claim to be a new Cavendish-type variety of banana resistant to …

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