The coronavirus isn’t the only plague making headlines this year — locusts are devastating crops in several parts of the world, and now scientists are discovering why the pest forms destructive swarms.
On its own, a locust is fairly harmless. But so-called solitary locusts can undergo a metamorphosis, changing colour and joining together with millions of others in catastrophic clouds that strip fields.
So what prompts locusts to transform from solitary to “gregarious”?
A study published Wedn…
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There’s no doubt that modern science owes the 17th century English polymath Sir Isaac Newton some gratitude. You don’t get a whole unit of force named after you…
There’s no doubt that modern science owes the 17th century English polymath Sir Isaac Newton some gratitude. You don’t get a whole unit of force named after you for nothing.
But if you’re feeling guilty that your time in isolation hasn’t been as productive as his was reported to have been, go easy on yourself; his Annus Mirabilis wasn’t as mirabilis as you might think.
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Victoria has recorded just 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day and seven more deaths.
“It is a combination of indoors which is 20 times more dangerous than outdoors. And the length of time you spend.
“There are brief encounters indoors, as you get your takeaway coffee, it is much less of a risk. But if you are indoors for a protracted period of time that is exactly when transmission occurs. People need to be aware of that.”
Since Monday, Victorians living alone have been allowed to visit a ‘bubble buddy’. Regional Victorians can now host up to five visitors from one nominated h…
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From popular mechanicsThe new paper has solar flare activity Contribute to sinking of giant. Sun Emits a huge solar storm It can even cut off power on
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- The new paper has solar flare activity Contribute to sinkingof giant.
- Sun Emits a huge solar storm It can even cut off power on Earth.
- The correct (wrong) type of solar flare may have hindered your navigation. and Radio, affecting giantTrajectory and structure correspondence.
When you think you know everything we need to know giantIt comes with exciting new research that raises big questions about what really happened on the fateful night…
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