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Skrillex’s Music Can be Used as Mosquito Repellent, Study Finds

Researchers observed mosquitoes sucked less blood and had less sex when exposed to the song 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.'
Gavin Butler
4.2.19
Health

The US Just Approved ‘Killer’ Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Help Fight Disease

The Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to biotech startup MosquitoMate.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.17
outer limits

Bugs Are the Worst Part of Going Outside and Climate Change Is Making It Worse

Bug spray will soon be as ubiquitous as sunscreen. Long sleeves in hot weather will lose their dorky reputation.
Rosemary Westwood
10.24.17
Zika

‘Six Months Of Hell’: Zika Is Hitting Some Travellers Harder Than Expected

A new study finds that a group of Canadian travellers experienced severe complications more often than anticipated.
Kate Lunau
3.6.17
bite me

This Single Vaccine Could Protect Against Zika, Dengue, and Malaria

Rather than targeting the diseases, the vaccine targets the mosquitoes that spread them.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.23.17
Zika

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Show Resistance to Dengue

About half of the world’s population is at risk of infection from dengue fever.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.17.17
Florida

Florida Needs a New Place to Release Genetically-Modified Anti-Zika Mosquitoes

The local community voted against the experiment, but the government has decided to move forward somewhere else.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.21.16
News

Brazil and Colombia are deploying an army of mosquitos to defeat Zika

The solution for squashing Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases could in fact be mosquitoes themselves, this time infected with bacteria.
Kayla Ruble
10.28.16
Health

Zika-Fighting, Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Are Coming to Florida

An island in the Florida Keys makes the perfect testing ground for Oxitec's bugs.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.5.16
Health

There's another tropical disease that could make the Zika outbreak even worse

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil say previous exposure to dengue, another mosquito-borne virus, may exacerbate the potency of infection.
Reuters and VICE News
6.23.16
milk

How Canadian Scientists Plan to Fight Zika With Old Tires and Milk

A low cost, environmentally friendly trap will help curb the spread of mosquitoes.
Amanda Roth
4.7.16
virus

When Zika Hits the US, Poorest Areas Will be Hardest Hit

More than 300 officials gathered at CDC headquarters to prepare.
Kate Lunau
4.1.16
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