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mosquitoes

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New method of mosquito birth control: sunshine

A cheap new contraption called the Solar Scare Mosquito busts breeding in the pesky little biters.

By May. 19, 2014

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Blood-filled mosquito fossil found -- still no 'Jurassic Park'

It's not old enough to have slurped dino blood, but a well-fed mosquito from 46 million years ago is the first such fossil to be discovered.

By Oct. 15, 2013

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Itch at first bite: Researchers capture unnerving video of mosquitoes feeding

A mosquito lands on your leg. It takes you a few minutes to notice, but in that time a lot has happened. Check out some amazing footage of mosquito probes breaking through skin and searching for blood vessels.

By Aug. 7, 2013

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Kite Patch makes you invisible to mosquitoes

This lightweight patch can keep blood-sucking bugs away and could prove key in the global battle against malaria.

By Jul. 19, 2013

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Scientists to fight malaria via spermless mosquitoes

Researchers inject 10,000 mosquito embryos with tiny fragments of RNA designed to turn off the gene "zpg" that is necessary for sperm development.

By Aug. 9, 2011

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Bzzzz...mosquito device estimates your age

From Japan, a device promises to guesstimate how old you are just by emitting a high-frequency sound similar to a mosquito's buzz.

By Feb. 25, 2010

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Watch a laser gun kill mosquitoes

Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures creates a laser, from parts bought on eBay, that kills mosquitoes.

By Feb. 12, 2010

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If a mosquito bites in Sub-Saharan Africa, grab your cell phone

The CellScope might revolutionize the speed and ease with which we diagnose and screen for malaria, tuberculosis, and more.

By Aug. 4, 2009

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This laser gun zaps mosquitoes

Instrument appears to take a Death Star leaf out of the "Star War" book, with the laser designed to detect the audio frequency of beating wings, zero in on the culprit, and burn it on the spot.

By Mar. 19, 2009

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Gates spreads malaria message with mosquitoes

Microsoft's co-founder releases the insects at the elite TED Conference to draw attention to the plight of those affected by the disease.

By Feb. 4, 2009