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Insects Wings Found to Have Natural Antibiotics

Scientists have discovered that cicadas, a locust-like insect, have wings that naturally kill some bacteria on contact. This could potentially be used to keep public surfaces, like handrails, clean. The clanger cicada keeps bacteria away because of the small spikes that kill bacteria by ripping... more
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Termites Eat $43,000 in Safe

The China Post/Asia News NetworkWednesday, Jun 27, 2012TAIWAN - A woman has recently turned to the Investigation Bureau to help her exchange bundles of damaged bills originally worth a total of NT$1 million (S$42,750) for new ones after she found the files of cash she stored in her safe had been... more
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New Method to Control Disease-Carrying Insects

Purdue researchers are discovering the next generation of insecticides directed at disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies, which could help professionals in the human health and veterinary sectors. Catherine A. Hill, associate professor of entomology in the College of... more
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Billings Farm & Museum's January Sleigh Ride Weekend

WOODSTOCK, VERMONT... Horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding with jack jumper sleds, and programs and activities for all ages will be featured at the Billings Farm & Museum's Sleigh Ride Weekend on January 14, 15, and 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Climb aboard the horse-drawn sleigh and enjoy a... more
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First Night in Worcester, MA | Ants, Termites, Bees, Bed Bugs

First Night of 2012 in Worcester December 31st This is the place to catch a rising star, wish upon a star, or be a star! Be it music, dance, puppetry, comedy, vaudeville, storytelling, theater, juggling, visual installations, improvisation, ventriloquism, mime, or magic, just imagine what you... more
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Gingerbread Castle Competition in Worcester on December 17th

Gingerbread Castle Competition and Holiday Celebration Join this sweet competition as local bakers, culinary students, and restaurateurs compete. Museum guests may vote for their favorite gingerbread castle. Classical guitarist Carl Kamp will perform holiday favorites while the Master Singers of... more
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Holiday Events in our Massachusetts Cities

Here are a Few Holiday Events that will be happening in the next week in some cities in Massachusetts: Holden, MA THE HOLDEN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL HOLIDAY GATHERING Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6 – 10 PM Wachusett Country Club, 187 Prospect Street , West Boylston,... more
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Boston struggles with growing bed bug infestations

Boston struggles with growing bed bug infestations: Updated: Thursday, 17 Nov 2011, 6:18 AM EST Published : Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011, 6:57 PM EST Mike Beaudet www.twitter.com/channel_mike BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A growing epidemic of bed bug infestations has left the city of Boston... more
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Cockroach Facts

They say a Cockroach could survive a Nuclear Explosion, that we will discuss another day, today let’s just look at some Cockroach Facts. The Cockroach Facts are: Cockroaches have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. As a matter of fact, these insects are incredibly hardy. They generally... more
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Genetically Mutated Mosquitoes Fighting Dengue Fever

By Reg Gale Scientists, attempting to halt Dengue fever, for the first time released mosquitoes into the wild that had been genetically modified to pass on deadly DNA that kills their offspring. About 19,000 lab-altered insects were released into 25 acres on Grand Cayman Island in 2009, according... more
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