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Chicken Scent Deters Malaria Mosquitoes

The smell of a chicken wards off one species of malaria-spreading mosquito—meaning the scent compounds, or the birds themselves, might help deter disease. Christopher Intagliata reports...

July 20, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

What Ails the Human Race?

A global effort to develop the most comprehensive picture of the world's health started with the curiosity of a young boy in Niger

July 20, 2016 — W. Wayt Gibbs

Vaccinate Prairie Dogs to Save Ferrets

As was widely reported on social media, the U.S. is indeed going to use aerial drones to spread vaccine-laced pellets among prairie dogs to save endangered ferrets, although, contrary to some reports, no M&Ms will be involved...

July 19, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Why Don't Bats Get Ebola?

They're infected with the virus, but it causes them no harm—and the same goes for more than 60 other pathogens they transmit to humans, often with lethal effect

July 18, 2016 — Anna Fagre
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