A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing because humans.

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming Smithsonian researcher and entomologist Terry Erwin fogs trees with insecticide to collect insects from a lowland rainforest canopy in Peru. Photograph: Mark Moffett/Minden Pictures/Alamy Thirty-five years ago anRead moreRead more

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Toxoplasma 101

Toxoplasma parasite

ToxoplasmaKey factsSources and TransmissionSafeFood     Toxoplasma Key facts • Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii with a wide range of clinical syndromes in humans. • World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year there are over 1 million cases of toxoplasmosis in the European region caused by contaminated food.Read moreRead more