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The fairly depressing picture of pesticide pollution in British rivers

Lots of pesticides – such as the organochlorine insecticide, DDT – that were widely used in the fairly recent past are now banned after having serious effects on the health of humans and other species. Yet old and new pollution … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Impenetrable American Bedbug

Most of us are quite content to share our beds with a partner or a kitty, but are less inclined to extend the same warm welcome to the common bedbug, Cimex lectularius. These parasitic insects, which feed exclusively on blood, … Continue reading

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