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Scientists Develop Artificial Surfaces Insects Cannot Climb

Beetles, cockroaches, and ants will have a harder time walking on facades or air conditioners in the future – thanks to the bio-inspired, anti-adhesive surfaces Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck, Dr. Bettina Prüm, and Dr. Holger Bohn are developing together with the Plant Biomechanics Group of the... more
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Cockroaches May Help Explain Asthma Outbreaks

A new study by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health that finds that higher exposure to cockroach dust may explain why some New York City children have asthma while others, who grow up just blocks away, do not. The researchers collected dust — containing cockroach, mouse and cat... more
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Predatory Insects Are Picky Eaters

University of Sydney Friday, January 13, 2012 University researchers have debunked the dogma that predators aren't picky eaters, with a new study finding predator animals that are given a choice of foods will select a diet that maximizes their chances of reproducing. The researchers, including... more
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