Scientists Observe How The Insect Tomato Defends Itself

Wild tomato is able to create its own insecticide. Researchers at Michigan State University have identified an evolutionary function in these plants that could help develop pest resistant crops. The study tracked the evolution of a specific gene that produces a sticky compound at the tips of the trichomes or hairs, at the Solanum pennellii plant that is found in the …

Researchers Expose The Harm We Are Exposing Fish To

In addition to antidepressants, fish accumulate antibiotics and sunscreen components that are causing serious effects on their plasma, brain and liver, as researchers from the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) have detected. Given the growing presence of drug residues and personal care products in aquatic ecosystems, great efforts are being made to identify …

Why Are Chimpanzees Stronger Than Humans?

Previous research in this field suggested that the strength of Chimpanzees was related to mechanical aspects of the muscles, but thanks to the work done in 2017 by a team from the University of Arizona Medical College (Phoenix) a completely new path was opened. Directed by Dr. Matthew C. O’Neill, he focused on investigating the …

Why Do Cats Purr?

A study by the University of Keele has allowed us to identify what cats want to convey when they purr and have concluded that there are different types according to their needs, the activity they are doing and the relationship they have with other cats. This is stated by Jan Hoole, leader of this research: “The analysis of …

Can A Mosquito Help Hunt Humans?

The detective Gil Grissom of CSI Las Vegas was obsessed with insects and bugs. As an expert entomologist, he always provided in each chapter of this American series a valid reason for how these species could help him and his team solve a murder case. And it is in front of the inert body of …

Can Mosquitoes Smell Human Sweat?

How do mosquitoes know that they are biting a human or an animal? Is it sweat that we give off a way to identify? A group of researchers from the Miami Tropical Genetics Laboratory has discovered an olfactory receptor in their antennae that could help them know if we are human enough to “bite.” To understand it, …