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Archive for September, 2016

Florida Locals Oppose Plan To Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

September 13th, 2016

Residents of The Florida Keys are protesting an experiment that they think makes them into guinea pigs. The residents are afraid that the special mosquitoes will harm indigenous wildlife. Another worry is that the released mosquitoes may become too big of a problem for the residents, and bug sprays may not be enough to stop…

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Fifty Million Year Old Fossil Perfectly Illustrates The Ancient Food Chain

September 12th, 2016

Who does not enjoy searching for interesting fossils in a fossil bed? Fossils are undeniably fun, and it is amazing to catch a glimpse of ancient scenes involving various animals caught for an eternity in petrified wood. The Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt recovered a fossil that perfectly demonstrates the food chain fifty million years…

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Insect-Like “Robobee” Is Set to Take Over the World

September 9th, 2016

Scientists have finally done it! They’ve designed perfect replications of a living organism, the humble bumblebee. Researchers from MIT and Harvard came together and designed a perfect copy of an insect, replicating its ability to “perch”, a mighty feat when taking into consideration the need to conserve energy in such a small device. In tackling…

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Zika Legislation Continues To Stall

September 8th, 2016

Now that congress has completed their seven week vacation they are once again debating particular measures outlined in the bill to grant funding to Zika relief. The new bill calls for 1.1 billion dollars be used to study and contain the virus. This is the third time the bill to fight Zika has failed to…

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Disney is Joining in the Fight Against the Zika Virus

September 7th, 2016

It looks like even Disney is going to do its part to fight the Zika virus now that it has entered U.S. soil. They started giving away free bottles of Cutter insect spray last week. However, those tiny little bottles must have been breaking the bank since they now just changed from giving out those…

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Bugs Help Out With Hearing Aid Technology

September 6th, 2016

It is no secret to anybody that there exists some very noisy insects as loud bugs exist in all parts of the world. Cicadas, locusts and crickets are just a few annoyingly loud bugs. It turns out that these loud sounds are worth something to humans since researchers believe that new and improved hearing aids…

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Government Cannot Afford To Continue Fight Against Zika

September 2nd, 2016

The Director of the Center for Disease Control recently announced that the federal government no longer has any money to dedicate to the containment and prevention of the Zika virus. The director warned that if congress does not act to provide more emergency funds then even one single outbreak, similar to the most recent outbreak…

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Bug Busters USA Back to School Bed Bug Advice for College Students

September 1st, 2016

As college students prepare to return to campuses nationwide, many plan to bring secondhand furniture including mattresses, futons, dressers, couches and more. As bags are being packed, and students begin to move in, Bug Busters USA is urging students in the Southeast United States to inspect new lodgings, personal belongings, and secondhand items, for bed…

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September 2016