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Researchers team up with viruses to evolve a better insecticide

Researchers team up with viruses to evolve a better insecticide Under selective pressure, like an insect being exposed to pesticides, life does what it does best: figure out how to persist through adversity.The Bt endotoxin does its work by binding to cell surface proteins in the insect’s gut, which opens pores that ultimately kill the cells.

Not everyone's thrilled Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to save the bees

Not everyone's thrilled Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to save the bees As pollinators, bees play a vital role in sustaining our ecosystems and helping plants and food crops thrive and reproduce.Seven of Hawaii's yellow-faced bee species are officially listed as endangered.