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Scientists discover how mosquito brains integrate diverse sensory cues to find a host

Added: 18.07.2019 19:18 | 14 views | 0 comments

A team has discovered how the female mosquito brain integrates visual and olfactory signals to identify, track and hone in on a potential host for her next blood meal. They discovered that, after the mosquito's olfactory system detects certain chemical cues, the mosquito uses her visual system to scan her surroundings for certain shapes and fly toward them, presumably associating those shapes with potential hosts.

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Chinese scientists’ new technique to wipe out mosquito populations may provide vital new weapon against ...

Added: 17.07.2019 23:17 | 15 views | 0 comments

Scientists have wiped out the entire population of mosquitoes on two islands in southern China using radical techniques to render the males infertile, according to a new study that could transform the fight against a range of deadly diseases.Over the course of less than two years, scientists released more than 200 million specially bred male Asian tiger mosquitoes on Shazai and Dadaosha islands in the delta to the south of Guangzhou city, the area that has the highest number of dengue fever… ......

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Parasite brings down mosquito numbers in parts of Guangzhou

Added: 17.07.2019 18:00 | 13 views | 0 comments

The number of biting Asian tiger mosquitoes, which spread dengue and Chikungunya, has been reduced by more than 80 per cent at two sites in Guangzhou, China

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Pacifists no more: Militant Buddhism is on the march in Sri Lanka

Added: 14.07.2019 12:17 | 20 views | 0 comments

The Buddhist abbot is sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when a petrol bomb explodes within earshot. But the abbot, the Venerable Ambalangoda Sumedhananda Thero, barely registers the blast. Waving away the mosquitoes swarming the night air in the southern Sri Lankan town of Gintota, he continues his tirade: Muslims are violent, he says, Muslims are rapacious. “The aim of Muslims is to take over all our land and everything we value,” he says. “Think of what used to be Buddhist lands: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Indonesia. They have all been destroyed by Islam.” Minutes later, a monastic aide rushes in and confirms that someone has...

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Baby born after Hurricane Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

Added: 18.10.2018 14:51 | 0 views | 0 comments


Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.
So Capps, his wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the...

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