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2018-07-14T13:09:00.0000000Z

FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/article/198279/Bananas-tested-for-resistance-against-Panama-Disease-TR4

Trials of 'mutated bananas' on a research farm in the Northern Territory are being watched closely by Australia's $600 million …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-13T08:00:00.0000000Z
The rove beetle Paederus fuscipes (left), when crushed, emits a chemical that causes dermatitis and blistering on human skin, and it is an early example of an insect used in human warfare. The “Skeeter” unmanned aerial vehicle prototype (right), meanwhile, is a modern example of insect-inspired military technology. (Photo credits: (left) Merle Shepard, Gerald R.Carner, and P.A.C Ooi, Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia, Bugwood.org; (right) Animal Dynamics)
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-13T08:00:00.0000000Z

EurekAlert https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/bc-asd071018.php

Army ant (Eciton) soldiers are bigger but do not have larger brains than other workers within the same colony that fulfil more complex tasks, according to a study published in the …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-12T08:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-07-carbon-dioxide-pose-previously-unrecognized.html

University of Michigan
A new study conducted at the University of Michigan reveals a previously unrecognized threat to monarch butterflies: Mounting levels of …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-12T04:00:00.0000000Z

Research earlier this year by scientists at Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown the harmful effects of a toxic weed on kangaroos, prompting calls for strategic investment …

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Sigatoka, Fiji
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2018-07-08T21:29:00.0000000Z

Dear Pestnetters 

Kindly attached is a picture of caterpillar found wondering on Chinese cabbage but is unlikely a Pest of cabbage but not sure. Apparently this caterpillar is a butterfly and seems to be the Blue moon butterfly (Hypolimnus bolina …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-08T18:00:00.0000000Z

DeutscheWella https://www.dw.com/en/why-are-there-so-few-insects-at-sea/a-44388348

Insects live in abundance in every part of world except the sea, which covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface. So why is it that this tenacious species …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-08T04:00:00.0000000Z
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-07-07T12:00:00.0000000Z

Ghana News Agency http://www.ghananewsagency.org/science/scientists-develop-pod-borer-resistant-cowpea-135136

By Emmanuel Gamson Nyankpala (NR), July 4, GNA – Researchers have come out with a Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea Project in Ghana to help cowpea …

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