The brains of shrimps and insects are more alike than we thought

Shrimp swimming (stock image).Credit: © mary / Adobe Stock New research shows that crustaceans such as shrimps, lobsters and crabs have more in common with their insect relatives than previously thought — when it comes to the structure of their brains.advertisement Both insects and crustaceans possess mushroom-shaped brain structures known in insects to be required for […]

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Insect bites and warmer climate means double-trouble for plants

Caterpillars on leaf (stock image).Credit: © nataba / Adobe Stock Recent models are telling us that, as our climate warms up, herbivores and pests will cause increased damage to agricultural crops. One study predicted that crop yield lost to insects increases 10 to 25 percent for every 1 degree Celsius increase.advertisement Michigan State University scientists think […]

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