mosquitoes

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The mosquito has killed billions and changed our DNA—and it’s going to get worse

There is very little of our history the insect has not touched and a warming planet means it will expand its territory
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How to survive the worst bugs ever

We went to the centre of Canada. No human had ever made the trip, but countless bugs were right at home.
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Could Canadian mosquitoes transmit the Zika virus?

The common wisdom is that Canadian mosquitoes cannot transmit the Zika virus. The truth is that scientists don’t really know.
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Why the Zika virus inspired a stunning travel advisory

The Zika virus wasn’t seen as much of a threat. But it’s exploded in Brazil, and new research suggests it may be causing birth defects in infants
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Spermless mosquitoes could reduce malaria outbreaks

Mosquito-borne diseases kills nearly 800,000 each year
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Mosquitoes are eating us alive

They’re causing uncommon havoc this summer. Parkhill, Ont. is the epicentre of itch.
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I fought the lawn, and the lawn won

FESCHUK: Every year I dream of a verdant backyard, and I wind up a raving weed whacker
Building a better mosquito

Building a better mosquito

We’ve used insecticide to fight diseases like malaria. Now there’s a new way: genetically modified mosquitoes.