Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicMosquito

Topic: mosquito

Where do mosquitoes go in winter? The answer will help in disease outbreak

Unlike warm-blooded animals, mosquitoes can’t control their own body temperatures. So, the warmer it is, the more active they are; but there's more.

Male mosquitoes don’t want your blood, but they still want to hang out

We released mosquitoes into a large arena, the size of a suburban yard, and had willing subjects sit in a chair as bait.

First-ever image of new planetary system could hold clues to our own evolution

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Malaria still a big threat to Indians. Can’t afford to divert all resources to Covid

India’s progress in controlling malaria has been a result of pre-emptive anti-mosquito measures taken before onset of monsoon. Coronavirus pandemic can disrupt these.

China wipes out deadly mosquitoes & mother whales whisper to their calves

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

Killer GM fungus helps scientists destroy 99% of malaria mosquitoes in 45 days

The study, conducted by teams from University of Maryland, US, & Burkina Faso's IRSS, spells hope for medics battling malaria.

Having sucked enough blood, the female mosquito goes into a food coma and bites less

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It’s your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

Government says Zika not yet an ‘outbreak’, deploys 258 teams to contain the spread 

In India's third tryst with the disease, as many as 50 cases of Zika infection have been reported from Jaipur since September.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.