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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.

2010-04-07 09:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is here and allergy flare-ups are often attributed to the allergens outside your front door.

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2009-12-10 08:55:00

Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies.

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2009-11-03 07:27:25

The control of spider mites, which damage tree leaves, reduce fruit quality and cost growers millions of dollars in the use of pesticide and oil spraying, is being biologically controlled in Pennsylvania apple orchards with two tiny insects known to be natural predators.

2009-08-24 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Just in time for back-to-school season, Procter & Gamble's (NYSE: PG) Swiffer brand has partnered with Dr.

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2009-06-30 14:16:13

Scientists have warned that the Harlequin ladybird is putting over 1,000 species in the UK in peril.

2009-04-30 11:57:47

Tiny mites living on the surface of Madagascar hissing cockroaches help decrease the presence of a variety of molds on the cockroaches’ bodies, potentially reducing allergic responses among humans who handle the popular insects, according to new research.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.