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Crazy Person Sticks Her Arm Inside a Box Filled with Mosquitoes to Get Bit More Than 30 Times

Sticking your arm inside a box of mosquitoes to get bit is very probably the most fearless thing a person on this planet can do. It’s also very probably the dumbest thing in the world to do because you’ll end up with over 30 itchy mosquito bites that’ll make you want to rip the skin off your arm.

How Building a New Mosquito Could End Malaria

Malaria is a horrifying disease. It explodes your cells and wears their skins as camouflage so it can more effectively burst more cells. The disease kills over a million people every year—but as Kurzgesagt explains, our best bet to eradicate malaria is by building a new mosquito.

Florida's Bummer Summer Continues as Zika Believed To Have Spread to Miami Beach [Update: It Did] Florida's Bummer Summer Continues as Zika Believed To Have Spread to Miami Beach [Update: It Did]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already issued one Zika-related travel advisory in the United States, but that soon may expand to one of our country’s largest summer party cities.

Watch How Mosquitos Use Six Gross Needles to Suck Our Blood

Mosquitos are little bastards that do more killing, spread more disease, and cause more annoyance than any other creature on Earth. That’s because they have a really sophisticated needle-like system for biting us to suck our blood. But exactly how they bite might surprise you.

US Senate Reaches Compromise on Emergency Zika Funding US Senate Reaches Compromise on Emergency Zika Funding

In February, the White House formally asked Congress for $1.8 billion dollars to help combat the Zika virus this summer. Now, the Senate has worked out a bipartisan deal will allocate $1.1 billion in emergency funding.

Brazilian Billboard Secretes Fake Sweat to Trap Mosquitos  Brazilian Billboard Secretes Fake Sweat to Trap Mosquitos 

It looks like a regular ad hoarding, but get close to this billboard and you might notice something strange. The panel is actually designed to release a synthetic version of human sweat, which it uses to lure and trap mosquitos.

CDC Confirms Zika Causes Microcephaly CDC Confirms Zika Causes Microcephaly

A study out today from the Center for Disease Control confirms what many researchers already believed to be true: the Zika virus does indeed cause microcephaly as well as a wide range of additional and severe fetal brain defects.

The Many Ways We're Using Mutant Mosquitos to Eradicate Disease The Many Ways We're Using Mutant Mosquitos to Eradicate Disease

Mosquitos suck. It's not just because of those itchy red bites we all get in the summer, either. Mosquitos suck because they're the deadliest animals on the planet, and none of our classic strategies from combatting the threat seem to be working. That's why we're turning the mosquitos against themselves.

A Scientific Guide To Surviving Summer A Scientific Guide To Surviving Summer

The first day of summer is fast approaching – will you be prepared for suntanning, swimming, and swarms of bugs? Here's our handy guide to surviving the sultriest of seasons, with SCIENCE.

This bastard kills more humans than all the deadliest animals combined This bastard kills more humans than all the deadliest animals combined

This little bastard is the deadliest animal in the world, with an estimated 750,000 human deaths every year. According to this great visualization posted by Bill Gates, mosquitoes kill 163,780 more humans than all the other "dangerous" animals combined, including sharks, snakes, and humans—the second deadliest animal.

First Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Makes Jurassic Park Feel More Real First Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Makes Jurassic Park Feel More Real

A team of scientists just made an exciting and very pop culture-friendly discovery in Montana: The first ever fossilized mosquito with a belly full of blood. This little guy's been hanging out underground for 46 million years, and it's a small miracle that it hung in there so long.

More evidence that mosquitoes have been assholes for millions of years More evidence that mosquitoes have been assholes for millions of years

Contrary to what’s been portrayed in Hollywood films, scientists have never actually been able to recover traces of blood from a preserved insect. This incredible fossil of a 46 million-year-old engorged mosquito has now changed that. But don’t get your hopes up about resurrecting extinct species.

Scientists Have Created a Malaria Vaccine That's 100% Effective Scientists Have Created a Malaria Vaccine That's 100% Effective

For the first time in history, scientists have completed successful human trials of a malaria vaccine that provides 100% protection against the often fatal disease.

The Entire Premise of Jurassic Park Is Wrong Because of Mosquitoes The Entire Premise of Jurassic Park Is Wrong Because of Mosquitoes

You're probably going to want to sit down for this one. And hold your loved ones near if you've got them, because it's time to wake up from our slumber of lies—apparently Jurassic Park is, in fact, not scientifically accurate. All because of one little, mistyped mosquito.

Sonic Bug Repellants Don't Freaking Work So Stop Buying Them Sonic Bug Repellants Don't Freaking Work So Stop Buying Them

Summer usually means sticky sweaty skin and mosquitos who love to bite that sticky sweaty skin. How do you prevent mosquitos from biting you? Certainly not with sonic bug repellants and definitely not with sonic bug repellant smartphone apps. They don't work. They never did. They never will.

Hate Itchy Mosquito Bites? Building Up an Immunity Only Requires About 15,000 Bites Per Year Hate Itchy Mosquito Bites? Building Up an Immunity Only Requires About 15,000 Bites Per Year

Meet Steve Schutz. Some might say he's very dedicated to his work. But others would call him downright crazy. You see Steve works in an insectarium, a place where mosquitos are born and raised. And to ensure its residents are well-fed and propagate, he serves up his bare arm once a week for dinner.

In 1913, a Utah newspaper reported that a giant mosquito robot would conquer Antarctica In 1913, a Utah newspaper reported that a giant mosquito robot would conquer Antarctica

On March 9, 1913, the still-around Salt Lake Tribune published a one Dr. Gustav Luchy's simple plan to traverse the wastes of Antarctica and extract the continent's vast mineral riches.

7 Tools to Help You Survive a Summer Night in Central Park 7 Tools to Help You Survive a Summer Night in Central Park

It's summertime and you want something adventurous to do. Maybe you're visiting NYC and want to see more than the Statue of Liberty, or maybe you're stuck in NYC for the summer and tired of the usual. Why not try a night under the stars in Central Park? Sure, it's not really legal, and it's littered with crackheads,…

Mosquitos may already have the means to defeat malaria hidden inside them Mosquitos may already have the means to defeat malaria hidden inside them

Malaria is still one of the world's deadliest diseases, and the effort to stop it involves everything from lasers to nanotech. New discoveries reveal that the trick to stopping malaria may involve spreading a disease that already lives within mosquitoes.

Why are these trees completely wrapped in spider webs? Why are these trees completely wrapped in spider webs?

Spiders have been a plague on the earth ever since they marched their eight feet out of hell. In some areas, spiders have been known to cocoon entire trees. And it turns out there's a benefit to their efforts.

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