Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program

Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.

Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.

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How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
Yao-Hua Law | Jun 1, 2018
Some beetle species may have evolved to tunnel into the ground to escape the pathogens that abound on dead and rotting animals.
Image of the Day: Water Flea
Image of the Day: Water Flea
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018
A species of water flea in northern Belgium that helps keep algae in check is growing smaller and less abundant in urbanized areas. 
Diseases From Ticks and Mosquitoes Have Tripled
Diseases From Ticks and Mosquitoes Have Tripled
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2018
Warmer weather is thought to be behind the rise in vector-borne illnesses in recent years.
Image of the Day: Glowing Tick
Image of the Day: Glowing Tick
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 27, 2018
This lone star tick’s bite can cause an allergy to red meat.
Bt Corn Associated with Higher Yields, Less Insecticide Use in Neighboring Fields
Bt Corn Associated with Higher Yields, Less Insecticide Use in Neighboring Fields
Shawna Williams | Mar 13, 2018
An analysis of 40 years of data also finds declines in pest populations after the introduction of the GM crop.
Image of the Day: Feather Mites
Image of the Day: Feather Mites
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 19, 2018
Researchers used scanning electron microscopy to peer at bugs on several hummingbird species.
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 9, 2018
Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world. 
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Selected images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Image of the Day: Ectopic Wings
Image of the Day: Ectopic Wings
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 24, 2018
Insect wings may have evolved from multiple origins, say researchers.