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Mosquitoes

Pick Your Poison

Clare Richardson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Clare Richardson

Combating malaria is a tricky tradeoff in Mozambique. The mosquito-born illness is the leading killer of children, and the CDC-supported ministry of health is aiming to change that with a door-to-door campaign to spray the insides of homes with repellant.

This 12-Year-Old Invented A Robot That Could Help End Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

David Cohen understands that mosquitoes aren't just pesky annoyances -- they're global killers, too. That's why the 12-year-old from Dallas invent...

Mysterious Ring Discovered at Deceased Woman's Estate Division

Aimee Heckel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

What was Geraldine Deal doing with that hippie ring? It wasn't her style.

Lynne Peeples

Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green

Luisa Maria Vasquez Cruz received an unusual prescription last year from her pediatrician: Spend more time playing outside. Dr. Robert Zarr, her pe...

I'm Irresistible... to Mosquitoes

Roz Warren | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Instead, over time, I've learned some coping skills. When I'm outdoors, I keep moving. It's harder for The Enemy to attack a moving target. Stop and smell the roses? No can do. If I pause, even for a moment, I'm brunch.

An Easy, Free Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Bruce Lubin | Posted 10.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

Nothing can ruin a backyard get-together faster than a swarm of mosquitoes. So, each summer, we prepare to do battle: body sprays, yard sprays, citronella candles...yet even with all these expensive weapons we still end up covered in bug bites!

11 Reasons You Should Hate Mosquitoes Even More Than You Already Do

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer & Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

Now that summer is in full swing, our worst outdoor enemy is back with a vengeance. That’s right, mosquitoes. They swarm your barbecues and evening ...

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...

Myths About Bug Spray... Debunked!

The Active Times | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A few weeks ago we discussed the best bug sprays for protecting your skin this summer. After chatting with three different dermatologists the conclusi...

Beat the Bite: The Best Bug Sprays

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who h...

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

Abigail Wise

You're Putting On Your Bug Spray All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season for picnics, bonfires and camping, but along with the sunshine and fresh air come insects. Not only are they annoying and their bites ...

PHOTOS: Ever Seen A Mosquito Emerge From Its Pupa?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

As it turns out, a bloodsucking, disease-spreading creature can also be also surprisingly majestic. Entomologist and photographer Alex Wild capture...

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

Bill Gates Wants To Launch His Own Version Of Shark Week With The Actual Deadliest Creatures

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

No, not lions, tigers or bears -- the deadliest creatures on earth are mosquitoes. Bill Gates has been getting the message out on the minuscule ser...

Another Threat to America's Health Security

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC is America's health protection agency. Along with our partners, our public health experts put their boots on the ground 24/7 to find, stop, and prevent new disease threats. Yet in the past four years, CDC's budget authority has been cut by nearly $1 billion.

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

Power of One: Meet Lorna

Rossanna Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rossanna Wang

At the clinic, Lorna was tested and treated for malaria and later discharged with advice from doctors to take the full course of treatment. They also advised her and her family to sleep under their mosquito nets every night for protection.

Jungle Beat: We Got Critters

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

Do the Hawaiian authorities not want to inconvenience arriving tourists, for fear of losing the precious dollars they add to the State's economy? Or do they just not care? Is the "aloha spirit" too loosey-goosey?

Some Like it Hot!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to people with warm blood, so I must be very hot-blooded, because mosquitoes LOVE me.

Have The Mosquitoes Been AWFUL This Year, Or Is It Just Us?

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny mosquito all too often has man on the run. And this summer, it seems even worse than usual. "You can't get...

Zap the Fear

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.20.2013 | Home
Kevin Richberg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMalaria is the modern traveler's bogeyman, the creature lurking outside your room, waiting for you to fall asleep, intent on "getting you!" There are very few fears I hear more from tentative travelers than: "but what about malaria?"

Innovating For The Next 3 Billion: Don't Get Hooked On The High-Tech Fix

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 08.18.2013 | Home
Bhaskar Chakravorti

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe need to motivate our brightest minds and investors towards the far less elegant - but equally creative -- work of painstakingly grinding out new business models, new forms of miserly thinking and mastering the process of frustration, chaos and iterative experimentation.

Drones That Combat Malaria

Dr. Bart Knols | Posted 08.17.2013 | Home
Dr. Bart Knols

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgCan we benefit from the high-tech war industry or even the infamous U.S. Star Wars program? Intellectual Ventures' CEO and Founder Nathan Myhrvold believes we can, by shooting mosquitoes from the sky with laser beams.

The Less 'Glamorous' Side of Invention

Stuart Rennie | Posted 08.16.2013 | Home
Stuart Rennie

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhere are you going to set these lasers up first? Can they only be operated by experts? What happens when they break down? Will locals 'buy in' to the idea of lasers being set up in their communities?