The rice-eating fall armyworm has spread across Asia in a year and is now found in half the provinces of China.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
For several billion people mosquitoes are more than a nuisance -- they transmit deadly diseases. Now genetic modification may prove the most effective defense against the mosquito, preventing disease.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.