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potato beetles

Colorado Potato Beetle Genome Gives Insight into Major Agricultural Pest

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry — and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed...
drug therapy

Study: Garlic and Fluorine Combination Shows Promise as Drug Therapy

There’s a lot more to garlic than its distinctive odor and strong, pungent taste. For centuries, the allium root vegetable has been used as a...
Trench Foot

Trench Foot Discovery could Pave the Way for New Treatments

Trench Foot, or non-freezing cold injury, was first described during the First World War, when soldiers fighting in Europe were plagued by the painful...
tularemia

Molecular Map Shows How to Disable Dangerous Bioweapon

During World War II, the Soviet Red Army was forced to move their biological warfare operations out of the path of advancing Nazi troops....
landmines

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Researchers remotely detect buried landmines using fluorescent bacteria encased in polymeric beads illuminated by a laser-based scanning system
spinal cord injuries

An Old Drug with New Potential: WWII Chemical-weapon Antidote Shows Early...

A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a...
drone

New Drone to Ensure Safer Demining

Mines are usually made of magnetic steel, and the search for mines therefore often involves ‘magnetometers’—instruments capable of measuring minor magnetic deviations in the...
wind turbine

‘Wind Turbine Design Can Be 150 times Faster’

His PhD research may well provide an important link in the transition to renewable wind energy. Arne is an ardent advocate of wind power,...
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West Antarctic Glacier Began Its Slow Retreat in the 1940s

An international team, made up of scientists from the United States, the UK, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, analysed the sediment cores recovered beneath the...
grasses

New Grasses Neutralize Toxic Pollution from Bombs, Explosives and Munitions

On military live fire training ranges, troops practice firing artillery shells, drop bombs on old tanks or derelict buildings and test the capacity of...
enigma machine

The Enigma Machine Takes a Quantum Leap

Researchers at the University of Rochester have moved beyond the theoretical in demonstrating that an unbreakable encrypted message can be sent with a key...
ADHD

Unhealthy Diet During Pregnancy Could Be Linked to ADHD

Published today in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, this study is the first to indicate that epigenetic changes evident at birth may...
stress disorder

Have We Misunderstood Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

This understanding of the connection between PTSD and the context of those who suffer from it could change the way mental health experts analyse,...
Prenatal famine

Prenatal Famine Exposure Has Sex-Specific Effects on Brain Size

As part of the EU-funded BRAINAGE project, researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Jena University Hospital, Germany, studied prenatal exposure during the five-month...
coral

Scientists discover that coral can record history

A Canadian study has discovered that coral is able to effectively record events in human history due to its ability to absorb the toxic...
dazzle

Dynamic dazzle distorts speed

Dazzle camouflage, as used on World War I battleships to fool U-boat commanders, has been modernised for the twenty-first century with moving patterns. New research...