Asian tiger mosquito poses low risk for Zika virus outbreaks

The Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics, according to a new study.

Bumblebees lacking high-quality habitat have higher pathogen loads

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Plants can be larks or night owls just like us

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Researchers use artificial intelligence to ID mosquitoes

Rapid and accurate identification of mosquitoes that transmit human pathogens such as malaria is an essential part of mosquito-borne disease surveillance. Now, researchers have...

More West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in lower-income areas of Baltimore

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When dinosaurs disappeared, forests thrived

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Urban land and aerosols amplify hazardous weather, steer storms toward cities

Urban landscapes and human-made aerosols have the potential to not only make gusts stronger and hail larger; they can also start storms sooner and...

Evapotranspiration in an arid environment

Evapotranspiration is an important process in the water cycle because it is responsible for 15% of the atmosphere's water vapor. Without that input of...

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