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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.'
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.
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.
‘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.
This Single Vaccine Could Protect Against Zika, Dengue, and Malaria
Rather than targeting the diseases, the vaccine targets the mosquitoes that spread them.
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Show Resistance to Dengue
About half of the world’s population is at risk of infection from dengue fever.
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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.
Zika-Fighting, Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Are Coming to Florida
An island in the Florida Keys makes the perfect testing ground for Oxitec's bugs.
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.
When Zika Hits the US, Poorest Areas Will be Hardest Hit
More than 300 officials gathered at CDC headquarters to prepare.
A Promising Dengue Vaccine Was 100% Effective in Early Trials
Though the trial used a small sample size, the results were encouraging and have spurred a wider, clinical trial.
What We Shouldn't Be Doing in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda
As a foreign correspondent, I have paid witness to many natural disasters and have seen first responders expect situations to unfold according to a set pattern. In the Philippines, a familiar pattern is playing out in the headlines, and these...
Jonathan M Katz, Photos: George Calvelo