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Bumblebee. Image credit: Andres Arce

Pesticides affect bee brains in the wild

Social bees are important insect pollinators of wildflowers and agricultural crops. But their continuous declines is a global concern. A major factor implicated in...
A Telangana farmer spraying pesticide in a field. [Picture: InStem]

Indian scientists develop gel to protect farmers from pesticide toxicity

Indian farmers usually do not wear any protective gear while spraying chemicals in fields. This exposes them to harmful toxics contained in pesticides, causing...
'Lab-on-a-glove'- a Flexible Glove-Based Biosensor to Detect Nerve-Agents in Pesticides

‘Lab-on-a-glove’- a Flexible Glove-Based Biosensor to Detect Nerve-Agents in Pesticides

You might have seen the farmers that they wear gloves while applying pesticides on crops. Yes, because it is necessary for them to wear...

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