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A new article reveals that adjuvants, chemicals commonly added to pesticides, amplify toxicity affecting mortality rates, flight intensity, colony intensity, and pupae development in...

Preventing people from abandoning exotic pets that threatened biodiversity

Abandoning exotic pets is an ethical problem that can lead to biological invasions that threaten conservation of biodiversity in the environment. An article published...

Light pollution may be increasing West Nile virus spillover from wild birds

House sparrows infected with West Nile virus (WNV) that live in light polluted conditions remain infectious for two days longer than those who do...

Lionfish ear-bones reveal a more mobile invasion

Researchers have little information about how grown lionfish might invade or move to new waters because tracking small marine organisms poses difficulties. One way...

Lionfish ear-bones reveal a more mobile invasion

Researchers have little information about how grown lionfish might invade or move to new waters because tracking small marine organisms poses difficulties. One way...

New species of flying squirrel from Southwest China added to the rarest and ‘most...

Described in 1981, the genus Biswamoyopterus is regarded as the most mysterious and rarest amongst all flying squirrels. It comprises two species, each known...

New frog species discovered

An international team of researchers have identified and described two new frog species.

‘Intensive’ beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases

More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests.

Avian malaria behind drastic decline of London’s iconic sparrow?

London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame.

Smells like love…to sea lampreys

Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. Spermine, an...

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