In a late-night vote taking place during a Democratic sit-in urging action on gun control, the House of Representatives voted to approve a contentious $1.1 billion bill to help stop the spread of Zika that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) described as “a responsible compromise.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that while city dwellers aren’t currently at risk for contracting Zika virus, his administration is “very concerned” about mosquito season come April.
The mosquitos have won. They've ruined the outdoors. They've ruined lives. And now they're targeting Lindsay Lohan, not just through sickness, but with jail time.
Ever wondered why mosquitos seem to love biting some people, while completely ignoring others near them (I do, every damn day during the summer)? It's either the bacteria that builds up on your skin because your sweat has "incubated" for a day or two, or because genetics.
Fredros Okumu, a 29-year-old entomologist from Kenya, is in the process of developing a mosquito trap that uses rancid socks as bait. After his mentor discovered that mosquitos are drawn to human foot odor, Okumu began working on a way to make a cheap trap. He plans to have villagers wear cotton pads in their socks,…
'Tis the season. Malaria apparently sucks, and even itchy bites are a summer scourge. So, what actually keeps them away?