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Ants sacrifice their colony mates as parts of a deadly disinfection

Ants sacrifice their colony mates as parts of a deadly disinfection

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New research from the IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of Würzburg, has found that Lasius neglectus ants sacrifice ill ants to protect their colony from infection.
Date:
Tuesday 9th January 2018
New breakthrough could help gardeners achieve seed sowing success

New breakthrough could help gardeners achieve seed sowing success

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Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of Osnabrück in Germany have found that common fungi could hold the key to help so-called hard seeds germinate.
Date:
Friday 1st December 2017
Bee scientists welcome pesticide ban support

Bee scientists welcome pesticide ban support

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Bee scientists welcome the environment secretary's decision that the UK will support an extended ban against the use of common neonicotinoid pesticides following influential research that has highlighted their harmful effects on bees
Date:
Friday 17th November 2017
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