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Image 1 - Prehistoric Mite Caught Hitching A Ride On A Spider
2011-11-09 05:34:27

Scientists have produced amazing three-dimensional images of a prehistoric mite as it hitched a ride on the back of a 50 million-year-old spider.

2011-08-24 18:41:05

Wheezy toddlers who have a sensitivity to house dust mites are more at risk of developing asthma by the age of 12.

2011-06-21 14:58:00

BRAINTREE, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live in mattresses and upholstery and the unprepared home or apartment can be the host to millions of them, causing red and itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, sneezing and congestion. Your first step in dust mite control is to keep your home cool and at a humidity level below 50%.

2011-04-08 15:35:25

With the Easter holiday season coming up soon, egg consumption is expected to rise temporarily.

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2011-03-01 09:58:42

In the mating game, some female mites are mightier than their mates, new research at the University of Michigan and the Russian Academy of Sciences suggests.

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2010-10-24 07:55:00

As Halloween approaches, tales of monsters and creepy crawlies abound, and among the most fearsome is the legendary beast known as the chupacabras.

2010-09-23 12:50:48

Wheat streak mosaic virus is the most prevalent disease in the southwestern wheat producing region of the U.S., according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.

2010-07-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The record-setting heat hitting the east coast provides the perfect breeding ground for dust mites, making it an extremely difficult week for those who suffer from asthma, eczema or indoor allergies.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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