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    Hordes of Mosquitoes Left in Harvey's Wake

    Hordes of Mosquitoes Left in Harvey's Wake

    Hurricane Harvey continues to leave its mark on Texas. Besides the giant cleanup, hordes of mosquitoes are now descending in many areas.

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    Negative Impact of Light Pollution to Pollination

    Negative Impact of Light Pollution to Pollination

    Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of night time pollination cannot be compensated by diurnal pollinators. The negative impact of artificial light at night on nocturnal pollinators might even propagate further to the diurnal community, as ecologists of the University of Bern were able to show.

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    New Explanations for Wasp Mimicry

    New Explanations for Wasp Mimicry

    A yellow-black insect at the coffee table--"Help, a wasp!" But, often, it is just an innocent hover fly, unable to sting. It is hard for us to separate these very similar looking insects.

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    Viruses and Aphids Could Help Corn Grow? Speculative research says it may be possible

    Viruses and Aphids Could Help Corn Grow? Speculative research says it may be possible

    Farmers often go to great lengths to keep viruses and aphids out of their fields, but Iowa State University scientists are imagining a future in which these harmful agents could be engineered to help crops.

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