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Ducklings All Ditches United

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favourite topics: baby ducklings! Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level...

Brazil To Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

IFLScience | Justine Alford | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

When you think about the deadliest animal in the world, what immediately springs to mind? Sharks? Hippos? Crocodiles? While these animals may look...

A Day in the Life of a Field Biologist: The Itch-and-Scratch Complex

Meg Lowman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

I love insects, which is probably why I became a scientist, focusing on these extraordinary critters and their relationships with plants in the forest canopy. But insects also love me -- and a recent research trip to Ethiopia proved no exception.

While He's Waiting

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Some people are great achievers. They have numerous interests and can always be found working on one stimulating project or another.

Mosquito Populations Are Booming This Year

Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: You're not imagining that high-pitched whine in your ear or the itch on your arm. Mosquito populations acr...

My Father Died From West Nile Virus in NYC

David Mager | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Mager

Last summer my father fell ill and fell down and hit his head, taking out much of one tiled wall in his bathroom. Although he was still conscious and ...

5 Mosquito Myths BUSTED

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Have plans to attend a Memorial Day BBQ this weekend? Along with the jean shorts and flip flops, you may have to break out mosquito repellant. Yes, al...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Bloodsucking 'Mosquito' Video

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

Who knew the Yeah Yeah Yeahs could be so literal? The video for the band's newest single, "Mosquito," has debuted, and it features, well, a mosquito. ...

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' New Album, Mosquito

Julie Kocsis | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Julie Kocsis

Though there are a few tracks that never seem to find themselves and become stand-outs, most of the tracks on Mosquito feel fully developed and diverse, yet cohesive as a whole.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Head 'Under The Earth'

Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back in a big way. The band, led by singer Karen O, is releasing its fourth studio album later this month, and with it, co...

The Promise of a Plant in the Fight Against Malaria

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Dora Joseph, 31, is raising four children in a tin-roofed, two-room house nestled in the remote green hills of northwestern Tanzania. Her eyes are tired and dampened with worry.

Does Your Favorite Mosquito Bite Remedy Really Work?

Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Earlier this week, we highlighted a number of natural ways to treat mosquito bites. You had so many suggestions for remedies we left off our list t...

14 Natural Ways To Treat Mosquito Bites

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Mosquitoes can carry life-threatening diseases, but for many people, torturous itchiness feels like more of a threat. While there are plenty of way...

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Help Fight Malaria

Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green

Researchers have created another model of a genetically modified mosquito that could help stop the insect from spreading malaria, according to a press...

WATCH: Mosquito's Amazing Trick

| Eric R. Olson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

Imagine for a moment that you have wings like an insect. One day, while you’re buzzing through the air you hear the distant crack of a thunderstorm ...

The City Where You're Most Likely To Get A Mosquito Bite Is...

Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living

This year's unseasonably warm winter means that bugs usually killed by the cold have hung around -- and they're hungry. As temps continue to rise, mos...

WATCH: Creepy Close View Of Mosquito Sucking Blood

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green

We're not quite sure why YouTube user "darkschihuahua" decided to film these blood-sucking insects instead of swatting them away, but we're intrigued ...

WATCH: Stinky Socks Are Next Medical Breakthrough, Docs

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odor of human feet can be used to...

Mosquito Prevention 101

Patch | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

Worldwide, mosquitoes can transmit a wide variety of diseases, including encephalitis, malaria and Yellow Fever, and more are on the radar of the Cent...

Keeping the Skeeters Off

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The fight against mosquito bites can take many forms, from the myriad sartorial options available (for the fashion-challenged) to the stuff you spray or smooth on to your skin. But which are the safest?

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Dramatically Reduce Spread Of Malaria

Posted 06.21.2011 | Home

Scientists working on malaria have found a way of genetically manipulating large populations of mosquitoes that could eventually dramatically reduce...

What is the Cause for Africa's $12 Billion Annual Loss?

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

I was recently asked the question of why Africa has one of the highest rates of malaria-related deaths. That is when I realized sometimes I take for granted the education I have received through my work in Uganda.

Don't Let Dengue Fever Take a Bite Out of Your Key West Vacation

Amber DeGrace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Amber DeGrace

Be wary of the mosquitoes but don't let them scare you off because you'll be missing out on a bounty full of beauty and many friendly island characters.

Small Predators Of Big Prey (PHOTOS)

ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Although we're used to seeing big predators attack smaller prey, nature features us animals that defy this convention. From extremely venomous crea...

The Scariest Bite (Hint: It's Not from a Vampire)

Scott Case | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Case

Malaria isn't trendy, it isn't sexy, and it isn't on the cover of every magazine this week. But, in comparison with even the most villainous vampire in the "Twilight Saga", malaria wins one contest: it's definitely scarier.