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International News Archive - December 20, 2012

Avian Flu Found In Chinese Pigs

Researchers in southern China have found pigs that carry strains of the avian flu. The infection of pigs is a concern as it can affect the general population’s health and poses the seriousness of a possible pandemic.

Small Wasps Control A Big Pest

With the purpose of developing new biological methods to control one of the major pests affecting the southwest Europe pine stands, a joint collaboration initiated a research to detect the parasitoid guild of the Pine Wood Nematode (PWN) vector, Monochamus galloprovincialis (Olivier).

Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.