Everybody knows that mosquitoes are bastards. The other day, we learned this has been true for 46 million years. And with next month’s release of Sucker, the story of a suicidal man transformed into a vengeful mosquito, it's time we confronted these creatures. Here are the most horrible mutated mosquitoes of all time.
Me, after watching this video: Hello, fire-store? I'd like to place an order for some of your very best hot, glowing, ignited gas. All of it, please. Yes, your entire stock. I need it for killing.
Even though malaria deaths are down a very encouraging 25%, it remains one of the most devastating diseases in the world. Now we might have an unexpected new tool to fight against the spread of malaria: our natural smelliness.
A female mosquito will mate just once in her entire lifetime. After doing the deed, her drive to mate is turned off, and her drive to lay fertilized eggs is turned on. Now, scientists from Imperial College London have tricked female mosquitoes into wasting their one go at fertility by swapping out normal males with…
Put this one in the "We'd feel bad about it if they were mammals" files. With dengue fever infections on the rise and two fifths of the world's population at risk, scientists devise a scent trap that kills pregnant mosquitos.
As one of the primary carriers of malaria, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito is one of the most dangerous animals in the world. Now efforts to wipe out malaria must succeed quickly, because it's rapidly evolving into two separate species.
Sure, we have iPhones and running water and imitation crab meat, but when it comes to bugs, most of us still swat them with a flat surface attached to a stick. Find out how it should be done.
Malaria kills over a million people a year, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa where the infected mosquito population is out of control. Now, epidemiologists are developing a radical new mechanism for vaccinating at-risk populations: through mosquito bites.
A company called Provector is going to seed the wilds with fake flowers that cure mosquito disease. Each flower is packed with technology that delivers pathogen-killing drugs to the unwary insects, who will be lured to them and then cleansed of diseases like dengue fever and malaria. Hooray for artificial nature. […
This dead mosquito's saliva glands are being harvested by researchers using two tiny syringes. They hope to use the insect's tainted spit to manufacture malaria vaccine more efficiently in the future. This delicate operation took place last month at Sanaria, Inc. in Maryland. Image by Tim Sloan for Getty.