Tag: "fake" at biology news
Fake pesticides threaten food safety
... wiped out in France, Italy and Spain because of a fake
herbicide. And a 2002 study of supermarket produce in the UK found traces of eight illegal and potentially dangerous compounds. 'Generally, speaking, it would be wrong to blame farmers [for buying the products] as in many cases they firmly believe...
The bioweapon is in the post
...rly vicious pathogen. Well, it's not. Armed with a fake
email address, a would-be bioterrorist could probably order the building blocks of a deadly biological weapon online, and receive them by post within weeks. That's the sobering reality uncovered by a New Scientist investigation into the bioterror ri...
Software 'agents' could help unmask reality of disease clusters
...ctions, and prevent 'Trojan horse'-like attacks by fake
or rogue agents. "These mechanisms could include the creation of virtual institutions to insulate host organisations from agents and minimise leakage by limiting access to only the necessary data." ...
Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says
...y of Greenwich in the United Kingdom placed 60,000 fake
cows made of cloth and steeped in insecticide on cattle ranches. Instances of infections dropped from 10,000 to 50 per year. These findings were reported in the journal Science in 2001. Not only do insects interact with people, some insect species s...