Results for: DDT

Aquatic Mercury in Food webs

A new paper came out in Science a while ago that I’ve been meaning to write about: Cristol, D.A. et al. 2008. The movement of aquatic mercury through terrestrial food webs. Vol. 320. no. 5874, […]

Caught in the Bug Net 6.20

I’m going to be off doing trail maintenance most of this weekend, so here’s some other buggy stuff to read: You can now view the Linnean Insect Collection online! Yes, it’s Mr. Genus-Species’ bug collection. […]

World Malaria Day

(Actually, World Malaria Day 2008 was yesterday; I just got involved in some stuff that kept me from posting this until today.) “World Malaria Day is an opportunity for malaria-free countries to learn about the […]

A different kind of “horny”

This sad story of a theft of rhinocerous horns from a museum has a twist: “Two 19th century rhino horns stolen from a South African museum could be deadly if sold as a popular aphrodisiac […]

Bug Girl’s Greatest Skeptical hits

I am swamped today, and trying to put the Skeptics’ Carnival together–so I thought since a bunch of new readers would be coming by tomorrow (in theory!), I’d put together a collection of posts that […]

Malaria in the news

Two papers came out in the last couple of weeks that concern malaria and mosquitoes. In the first paper, the role of bromeliads as a breeding site for vectors of malaria in South America was […]

Will the internet doom us all?

I read a very interesting book review today at the Academic Commons. “Andrew Keen insists he is neither anti-technology nor anti-progress. Yet this veteran of the dot com era begins his recent book, The Cult […]

Pesticides and Suicides

It’s long been known, although not much discussed by entomologists, that pesticides are used as a means for suicide. Pesticide self-poisoning accounts for an estimated 300,000 deaths yearly in Asia – over a third of […]

“The Scientist” covers Science Blogging

If you find yourself with extra time, and are at a loss for things to read online (HA!) you might check out this week’s The Scientist. They are asking people to name their favorite science […]