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Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues...

source: RedOrbit

We've all eaten something that doesn't agree with us, but probably not on the scale that moose do. They eat a grass that is so toxic, it can make animals' hooves fall off. Yet the moose are resolutely hoofed, suggesting they have a way to counteract the toxin.

source: New Scientist

Brazil's government approved the use of pesticides with the active ingredient cyantraniliprole to fight the coffee borer beetle, a note published in the country's Official Gazette said. Coffee cooperatives had been lobbying for the approval after the government said it would...

source: Reuters

A new study of methods used to track Antarctic sea ice trends has raised important questions about whether recent increases in ice there are, to a significant extent, an illusion created by flawed analysis of data collected by a series...

source: The New York Times

The Penticton area wineries is just one of many suggestions. Sip and savor your way through the central Thompson Okanagan wine region, where vineyards carpet the sunny benchlands above Okanagan Lake. Between tastings, try some of the region's...

source: HelloBC

During the past few decades, coral reefs — the rainforests of the sea — have been declining at an alarming rate around the world. The threats faced by these extremely diverse and fragile ecosystems are numerous and difficult...

source: IEAM Blog

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