New Study: Mosquitoes May Help Convict Criminals

New Study: Mosquitoes May Help Convict Criminals

While most of us would be hard pressed to find anything positive about mosquito bites, researchers from Nagoya University have found that mosquitoes could actually play a positive role in future forensic investigations. Scientists were curious about how long human...

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Was Washington, D.C. Built on a Swamp? 

Was Washington, D.C. Built on a Swamp? 

Summers in Washington are often described as swamp-like, and politicians frequently promise to drain the swamp. Plus, with the way mosquitoes swarm the city, it certainly feels like a swamp. These common topics of discussion are all based on the long-held belief that...

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How to Avoid Barbecue Blunders

How to Avoid Barbecue Blunders

The spring and summer months are full of celebration-worthy events, from Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to graduations and the 4th of July barbecues. With the warm weather and sunshine this time of year, these events are best hosted outside! However, outdoor...

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Blood Types Mosquitoes Love

Blood Types Mosquitoes Love

It turns out that not all humans are created equal when it comes to mosquito attraction. Certain blood types mosquitoes love more, so you may be a bigger target than the average joe. You’ve probably noticed this if you’re the person who gets covered in red itchy bites...

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How to Build Your Own Backyard Theater

How to Build Your Own Backyard Theater

With the start of summer, it seems like every town and county in the area hosts outdoor movie nights! There’s nothing like kicking back and enjoying a flick under the stars, but straining to see the screen through the crowd can be a pain in the neck—literally. Host...

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Can Dogs Get Tick Fever (Ehrlichiosis)?

Can Dogs Get Tick Fever (Ehrlichiosis)?

When it comes to discussing tick-borne illnesses, Lyme disease is the one that most people think of first. However, there’s another, very common and dangerous disease that should be on your radar…for both you and your pets. What is Ehrlichiosis in dogs? Tick fever, or...

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