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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Scientists Reveal All

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December 27, 2013
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A new study into motion imaging could explain the evolutionary significance of a zebra's stripes, to confuse predators and disease carrying insects by using optical illusions, according to a scientist in the UK. Joel Flynn reports.


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Saving Lives at the Hospital: Bacterial Resistant Gowns

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Ivanhoe (Oct. 31, 2014) — New hospital garments that repel even the deadliest forms of bacteria and how they’re stopping the spread of hospital acquired illness. Baptist Health is the first hospital system in the world to set the bar for eliminating hospital acquired infections. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Invading US

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Buzz60 (June 26, 2013) — Get ready for the Asian tiger mosquitoes, which are invading much of the eastern United States. The tiger mosquitoes get their name from the stripes on their bodies, but also because they bite all day long, and are extremely blood thirsty.
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Threatened With Extinction, Can the Grevy's Zebra Survive?

Threatened With Extinction, Can the Grevy's Zebra Survive?

AFP (June 21, 2012) — The Grevy's zebra maybe bigger than their common cousins, but their numbers are far smaller. Only a couple thousand now survive, and conservation groups are confident they can only be saved, if more is done to protect their habitat.
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