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Category Archives: News
Zika virus update
Written by Joe Ballenger An important paper came out in the journal Science, which I think is a great update of the Zika virus situation in Brazil. Here are the highlights: Microcephaly and Zika The correlation between Zika cases and … Continue reading
Posted in Evolution, News Tagged Epidemiology, Microcephaly, Zika 1 Comment
Our next few posts will be about GMO mosquitoes.
We’ve gotten a handful of questions about GMO mosquitoes via Twitter, and through an interview Joe did for a radio station (details of which are forthcoming). So, we decided to switch the post midstream. We’re still planning on doing a … Continue reading
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So what’s the deal with Zika virus? What’s going on in Brazil?
In the recent few weeks, the news has been filling up with stories about a new epidemic called Zika virus. Since it’s a hot topic, and potentially very important, I wanted to write something explaining what this virus is from … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Education, News, Pest Management, Physiology Tagged Education, Insects, Mosquitoes, Parasites, Physiology, Viruses, Zika 10 Comments
We’re On An Adventure! ESA 2015
Written by Nancy Miorelli Hello from Minneapolis! Joe and I have been really busy at the Entomology Society of America conference, doing what we like most: listening to other people talking about cool science and talking to people about cool … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, News Tagged Adventure, Conference, Entomology, EntSoc, ESA 1 Comment
Stink bugs: Telling the good ones from the bad ones.
At about this time of year I expect to start getting a lot of questions about the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, or the BMSB as I like to call it. It’s an introduced stink bug from Asia, which has quickly … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Ecology, Education, News, Pest Management Tagged Agriculture, Beneficial Insects, Bug, Bugs 9 Comments
What’s going on with the bugs at Burning Man?
@SciBugs @BugQuestions burning question for you!! Please help us identify this massive swarm in the Nevada desert. pic.twitter.com/rxkEIga0Ij — Suzanna (@emerald150) August 18, 2015 A couple days ago, we got a tweet about some bugs which were swarming in Nevada. … Continue reading
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Adventure Time! In The Rain Forest!
Written by Nancy Miorelli Posting for the next week or so may be more sporadic than usual. We try very hard to post twice a week usually around Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday. We totally appreciate you and your patience as Joe … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology, Education, News Tagged Education, Entomology, Rain forest, SciComm, Volunteer 1 Comment
Edit: June 9 2:15 AM We’ve got it all up and running. There’s been a slight hiccup with code compatibility but I made a work around. Check out our new Rules Page, About Us Page, and our new Contact Us … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged Administrative, Maintenance, New Things 1 Comment
#KidQuestions: Why is this month’s theme so important?
For the month of May, Nancy and I decided to focus on questions which were submitted by parents and teachers on behalf of kids. We’ve had a lot of opportunities to talk to kids, whether it’s through skype classroom visits … Continue reading
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