Suryaa Islami

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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

We all know about the drought in California, but farmers there have more to worry about than a lack of water.<p>There's also the looming threat of Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an invasive pest that flies from tree to tree, feeding on tender leaves. By itself, the psyllid is not particularly harmful, …

Fruit flies could be difficult pests to control

Of thousands of known species of Drosophila fruit flies, just one is known as a crop pest, depositing eggs inside ripening fruit so its maggots can …

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Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Arrives In Americas

The virus can cause debilitating joint pain that can last for weeks, and sometimes years.<p>A potentially debilitating African virus has now officially made its way to the Americas, and is being spread between people by mosquitoes in the Caribbean. From early December to mid-January, the chikungunya …

Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan And Miles Teller Reveal The Craziest Places They've Had Sex

The cast of "That Awkward Moment" has been getting asked some pretty intimate questions while promoting their comedy about three friends who struggle to stay single in solidarity for their pal's recent breakup. Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller sat down with E! recently to talk about …

How Did Insects Evolve To Feast On Your Blood?

For the past several weeks, I’ve been wrapping up revisions on my bed bug book, which is due to my publisher at the end of this month. Going through the manuscript got me thinking not only about the origin of the bed bug, but of bloodsucking insects in general. When did that happen? And how exactly …

An Infection Turns Swarming Locusts Into Solitary Grasshoppers, Study Finds

It's as if eating an undercooked hamburger could transform a human hardcore partier into a hermit.<p>The difference between a locust and a grasshopper is at once great and maybe much, much less than you'd think. I'll let this <i>Aeon</i> magazine article explain:<p>At the front of the room, a bug-obsessed …