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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a

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TIL popcorn became popular during the Great Depression because it was fairly inexpensive.

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TIL popcorn became popular during the Great Depression because it was fairly inexpensive. submitted by DarkSkyKnight [link] [155 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL a Nepalese doctor has restored the sight of over 100,000 often poverty-stricken people in the last thirty years across Asia and Africa using a 5 minute procedure and an inexpensive artificial lens

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TIL a Nepalese doctor has restored the sight of over 100,000 often poverty-stricken people in the last thirty years across Asia and Africa using a 5 minute procedure and an inexpensive artificial lens submitted by TheCannon [link] [618 comments] Source:

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TIL that after scientists discovered that deep-sea dragonfish had chlorophyll in their eyes, the US Pentagon began funding research for inexpensive night-vision eye drops.

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TIL that after scientists discovered that deep-sea dragonfish had chlorophyll in their eyes, the US Pentagon began funding research for inexpensive night-vision eye drops. submitted by JAtway [link] [249 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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[LPT REQUEST] How can i remove soot from the walls, carpets and furniture with inexpensive everyday items?

[LPT REQUEST] How can i remove soot from the walls, carpets and furniture with inexpensive everyday items? submitted by Coolguy9951 [link] [11 comments] Source: top scoring links : LifeProTips

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LPT: make a light, inexpensive, adaptable minimalist wallet for cash and cards using a keyring and clear plastic luggage tags.

LPT: make a light, inexpensive, adaptable minimalist wallet for cash and cards using a keyring and clear plastic luggage tags. described and illustrated at http://joereddington.com/2694/2014/03/19/minimalist-wallets/ (crosspost from r/productivity) submitted by joereddington [link] [3 comments] Source: Life Pro Tips

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YSK that you can learn most foreign languages online at one of these 3 free or inexpensive websites.

YSK that you can learn most foreign languages online at one of these 3 free or inexpensive websites. http://www.mysliderule.com/blog/2014/online-language-learning/learn-a-foreign-language-with-these-3-online-resources/ submitted by gautambay [link] [comment] Source: You Should Know

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