Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicMosquito

Topic: mosquito

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.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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