Using traps to lure parasites away may be a good alternative to pesticides for aquatic farms. But what attracts them?
Mosquitos are more common in poorly kept-up neighborhoods Researchers find that poorly maintained neighborhoods in cities tend to have more of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the carrier of the yellow fever virus. This is a vector-borne disease risk for these communities that needs further investigation.
The team concluded, based on their data, that socioeconomic status is related to Aedes aegypti abundance within Puerto Rico’s urban landscape. The presence of Aedes aegypti was most closely linked to the presence of litter and median household income for the neighborhood. There were more mosquitos in the poorest…
Fireflies are bioluminescent, which means they glow. But were they always that way? Why do they glow? Scientists used genetics tools to find out!
Could stem cells help us grow new rhinos? See how scientists at San Diego Zoo Global and Scripps Research are making new strides in conservation research! #rhinoceros #conservation #stemcells
Rattus rattus, commonly known as the black rat or house rat has been recognized as “one of the most invasive species worldwide”. These pesky rats have set their sights on the delicate system of lava tube caves in Hawaii.
The brain of one of popular culture’s most infamous dinosaurs helps to clarify its diet and hearing range.
When did simple life become more complex, such as the modern animals we see today? A recent study may have uncovered evidence for one of these turning points. At Nilpena National Heritage Site, South Australia, scientists discovered new fossils that have never been seen before.
A study suggests that small mammals like rodents have adapted to thrive on human-influenced land. They also happen to carry a lot of human pathogens. This increases the risk of infectious disease outbreaks, such as pandemics.
Did you know that the modern US biomedical industry is built around the baby blue blood of horseshoe crabs? Come find out what scientists are doing to help protect the lives that are saving ours. #horseshoecrabs #conservation #marinebiology #aquaculture
Did you know fish prefer certain colors? When they don’t like the color of their tank, the fish may get stressed or aggressive! #aquaculture