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High Levels of Insecticide Found in Iowa Streams

Posted July 25, 2014 by Annalee Newitz

A study released today offers evidence that neonicotinoids, the same pesticides associated with honeybee deaths, are now flowing into our water supplies. Neonicotinoids are a kind of insecticide that some scientists say could be causing colony collaps…

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Biology

Even the Gorillas and Bears in Our Zoos Are Hooked on Prozac

Posted July 15, 2014 by Anonymous

When the gorilla Willie B. had to move to a tiny cage at the Atlanta Zoo for six months, the vet staff decided to put Thorazine in the Coca-Cola he drank in the morning. Willie responded to the drug as many institutionalized humans do: He shuffled back…

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