With science reaching the lofty heights it has, creating more mosquitoes was the only thing left to do. That's what researchers at John Hopkins Malaria Research Institute did: genetically engineered the Anopheles mosquito's own immune system to block the transmission of the malaria-causing parasite into humans.
In an effort to create new tools to control the population of disease-carrying pests (or just pests in general), researchers in the U.K. have modified certain mosquitoes with a lethal gene that kills offspring before they mature and bite people. This isn't just something happening in a lab, either — they've already been released.
OK, not to be overly skeptical here, but I seriously doubt this Japanese "Mosquito Buster" smartphone app actually keeps mosquitos away.
Bug season is upon us, but this time we're going to make a special effort to be ready for those bloodsucking varmints. Short of blasting them with lasers, maybe this Heated Itch Soother can help. The theory behind it: If...