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Ladybugs Diet Influences Effectiveness as Biocontrol Agent

By examining what lady bugs eat, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are learning more about the movement of these beneficial insects in farm fields — and whether they’ll actively feed on crop pests. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologist Jonathan Lundgren at the agency’s North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in …

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Bugs Reveal the Richness of Species On Earth

An international team of researchers has carried out a survey of the biological diversity in a tropical rainforest. Their efforts have helped them find the key to one of the existential questions to which people have long sought an answer: how many species exist on Earth? “After nearly ten years …

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Two New Species of Orchid Found in Cuba

Researchers from the University of Vigo, in collaboration with the Environmental Services Unit at the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park (Cuba), have discovered two new species of Caribbean orchid. The Caribbean islands have been natural laboratories and a source of inspiration for biologists for over two centuries now. Suffice to …

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Do Palm Trees Hold the Key to Immortality?

For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality. Biologists, doctors, spiritual gurus, and even explorers have pursued these quests — one of the most well-known examples being the legendary search by Ponce de León …

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