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The ur-Iris likely had purple flowers, pollinated by insects for nectar

Selected Iris species. (A) I. atropurpurea; (B) I. bismarckiana; (C) I. fulva; (D) I. historio; (E) I. loretti; (F) I. lutescens; (G) I. mesopotamica;(H) I. petrana; (I) I. pumila; (J)…

Long-legged ‘stilt mice’ wade into streams to hunt aquatic insects using their whiskers — ScienceDaily

Ninety-three years ago, a scientist trapped a mouse in a stream in Ethiopia. Of all the mice, rats, and gerbils in Africa, it stood out as the one most adapted…

Researchers use flying insects to drop sensors from air, land them safely on the ground — ScienceDaily

There are many places in this world that are hard for researchers to study, mainly because it’s too dangerous for people to get there. Now University of Washington researchers have…

Findings show even small doses of insecticides reduce capacity of insects to survive — ScienceDaily

New research has identified a mechanism by which low levels of insecticides such as, the neonicotinoid Imidacloprid, could harm the nervous, metabolic and immune system of insects, including those that…