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  1. News - China - Animals

    'They're like my children': The woman who keeps 100,000 cockroaches in her home

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:09pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... in their power to keep cockroaches out of the house, one Chinese woman has welcomed the creepy critters – all 100,000 of them. Yuan Meixia, a 37-year-old pharmacy employee in Fujian province, uses her ... silk nets instead of doors and every crevice or hole is sealed shut with cement to keep the cockroaches in. In hot weather, Yuan cools down the house by sprinkling water on the walls. ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Cockroaches evolve in 5 years to avoid poison bait

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... fatal attraction in 5 years People have been getting rid of cockroaches for decades by laying bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in the test kitchen of a flat in Florida, something went very wrong. A killer product stopped working. Cockroach populations there kept rising. Mystified researchers tested and discarded theory after theory until they finally hit ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CRIME THRILLER

    Book review: Cockroaches, by Jo Nesbo

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 04:56pm by Guy Haydon

    ... Guy Haydon Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo Harvill Secker 4 stars Guy Haydon Finally. English-language fans of the 10 Norwegian thrillers featuring insubordinate detective Harry Hole can now read ... partway through a series that started in 1997 means that only now do we get the chance to read Cockroaches, the second book in the series, which first appeared in 1998. Norway's ambassador ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Asian cockroach able to survive cold colonises New York's High Line

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:31pm by AP

    ... into a New York tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and has been never seen before in the U.S. Rutgers University ... is very similar to cockroach species that already exist in the urban environment, they likely will compete with each other for space and for food," Evangelista said. That competition, Ware ...

  5. Roach's robots are all the rage

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow It's difficult to associate Chow Kam-wing, or Cockroach as he prefers to be called, with his first solo exhibition, Cockobot. In person, Cockroach seems quiet ... Cockroach, whose appearance bears no resemblance at all to his namesake. 'I'm sure young people, especially children, will love this show. They will have fun.' The idea evolved from ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Video: Mutant cockroaches develop mechanism to evade sugar traps

    Posted May 24th 2013, 04:54pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi In an evolutionary twist, some German cockroaches have developed a genetic mechanism that makes sugar taste bitter – allowing them evade sugary bait set out to kill them.  ... in the journal Science this week. “In this case, the mutation resulted in the gain of a new function – triggering bitter receptors when glucose is introduced. This gives the cockroach a new behaviour ...

  7. press play

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... of a cockroach-controlled robot at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mTb7LYj7KE. Garnet Hertz, a research fellow at the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, uses a live Madagascan hissing cockroach- held in place by Velcro- atop a computer trackball to control the movement of a robot. When the cockroach moves left, the robot moves left. It's one small step for a cockroach, one ...

  8. Cockroach killers face fine of $1.2m

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney They might be disgusting creepy-crawlies, but squashing a rare species of Australian cockroach will now attract a A$200,000 (HK$1.22 million) fine or a prison sentence. The wood-eating cockroach, which is found on just two tiny islands in the South Pacific, was listed yesterday as an endangered species. The move comes amid fears that the bug could face ...

  9. 'I am worried the cockroaches will not come out of my ears'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Chau Kan-chuen is growing increasingly paranoid about the cubicle- the size of a walk-in closet- where he cooks and sleeps every day. The unemployed chef has battled with dozens of cockroaches, rats and other insects on his bed during many sleepless nights this summer. 'I am worried that the cockroaches will not come out if they get into my ears,' ...

  10. Customer bugged by 'cockroach congee'

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Magdalen Chow and Polly Hui A man who claims to have developed 'a congee and noodle phobia' after finding a cockroach in his congee is suing the restaurant. Li Sheong-tek, who ... a customer for two years, says he found a cockroach and some 'other pollutants' in the bowl. He complained and staff disposed of it, the document says. The suit claims Mr Li demanded ...




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