Most of us surely don’t think of mosquitoes as being especially adept at learning. But that may not be the case. In a paper published on January 25 in Current Biology, University of Washington researchers report that mosquitoes can, in fact, learn to…
Could it be? Could the choice between mosquito bites and toxic DEET-filled insect repellents finally be over. (Sorry, but we know the natural brands and recipes don’t cut it).
One of the latest scares when it comes to diseases is the Zika virus. The disease began with many speculations that have thankfully been ironed out. The fact that it is a new disease to many does not mean that…
Mosquitoes can be quite bothersome, especially during summer when they breed at a hectic pace.
Microsoft researchers and academic partners across multiple disciplines are working together to develop a system using drones that would collect mosquitoes and analyse them, looking for early signs of a potentially harmful disease spreading.
Are genetically modified mosquitoes a good idea or not? This question has been going on for a long time. The British-based company Oxitec is waiting for FDA approval to be able to release them in the U.S.
Even with the popularity of shark week, statistically speaking, sharks only kill about 10 humans per year. That is nothing compared to the fresh water snail that kills 10,000 humans a year, which is 10x how many humans an elephant kills.