Monsanto unveils a neonicotinoid-pesticide-resistant transgenic bee

The American agribusiness giant Monsanto has just unveiled the first transgenic bee able to withstand massive spraying of neonicotinoid pesticides. El artículo traducido al Español está disponible aquí  Neonicotinoid insecticides are toxic substances mainly used in agriculture to protect plants (plant protection products). Their low biodegradability, persistent toxic effect and …

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The Connect 4 world champion beaten by a Quebec computer

The Canadian Scott Tremblay, the Connect 4 reigning world champion, was beaten this week by the Quebec TERA100 computer developed by scientists at the Quebec Computer Institute. This primacy of machine over man has propelled the technological advance of Quebec professionals to the forefront of the scientific scene in terms …

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Killer oyster: a U.S. citizen among the first victims

A 38-year-old U.S. citizen living in the coastal town of Portland in the State of Maine has probably been the victim of a killer oyster. While opening oysters ahead of the traditional New Year’s Eve meal, the man is thought to have eaten one of the shellfish. The characteristic symptoms …

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