Mary is under the weather, so Rebecca has foolishly allowed me to take over the quickies for today! I present: SC quickies, Invertebrate Style. Muahahahahahaha! *strokes pet mantis evilly*
Corn Rootworms, the leading pest of corn, are now resistant to genetically modified corn. I especially liked this explanation:
“’It’s an unfortunate consequence of the overuse of good technology,’ …. Gray related the overuse of the corn strain Cry3Bb1 to the overuse of antibiotics in medical practices. When an antibiotic is used too often, the infection will develop a resistance to it.”
Some happy news from the Sudan: Guinea worm may finally be eradicated.
Insect wings are thin and fragile-looking–but also incredibly strong. How do they do that?
Do you think these glow-in-the-dark roaches look more like Jawas or Eva from Wall-e? And how can we get all roaches to glow?
Sadly, this wonderful giant insect robot project is included in this list of “16 Kickstarter projects that will destroy civilization.” I would like to point out the giant insect robot will NOT be equipped with deadly lasers. At least, not initially.