As both a disease vector and general nuisance, the mosquito is a scourge all over the world. Its resistance to the effects of sprays and pesticides is widely known but now scientists have revealed just how tough the blood-sucking insect can be.
AP (May 15, 2014) The outcome of a German soccer match was predicted by an orangutan at a zoo in Dortmund, Germany on Thursday. "Walter" picked his hometown team of Dortmund by ripping the team's scarf out of a ball, ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 24, 2015) Venomous, invasive lionfish which are wreaking havoc on Caribbean reef ecosystems, may have met their match in the Florida Keys through a program aimed at stamping the creatures out. Rough Cut (No ... watch video
AFP (June 15, 2015) A Maasai cricket team played a match in a wildlife conservancy in central Kenya to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos following a massive upsurge in poaching in recent years.
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Sep. 11, 2014 Many pathogens are transmitted by insect bites. The abundance of vectors (as the transmitting insects are called) depends on seasonal and other environmental fluctuations. A new article demonstrates ... read more
Sep. 9, 2013 In an advance toward providing mosquito-plagued people, pets and livestock with an invisibility cloak against these blood-sucking insects, scientists today described discovery of substances that ... read more
June 4, 2012 Even rain can't deter mosquitoes. The blood-sucking insect can fly in a downpour because of its strong exoskeletons and low mass render it impervious to falling drops. Researchers determined ... read more