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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 that Ernest Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull.

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TIL that Ernest Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull. submitted by naxhi24

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YSK: Taking malaria pills gives you the absolute worst nightmares ever! Anybody else want to share their experience?

YSK: Taking malaria pills gives you the absolute worst nightmares ever! Anybody else want to share their experience? I just got back from Panama last week, and I had to take six doses of malaria medicine, one tablet per week

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TIL before antibiotics, patients with syphilis were sometimes purposefully infected with malaria. This was because the bacteria that causes syphilis doesn’t fare well at higher temperatures (a blistering fever is a side effect of malaria).

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TIL before antibiotics, patients with syphilis were sometimes purposefully infected with malaria. This was because the bacteria that causes syphilis doesn’t fare well at higher temperatures (a blistering fever is a side effect of malaria). submitted by papa00king [link] [504

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TIL a dеvicе has bееn dеvеlopеd that can kill 100 mosquitoеs pеr/sеc at up to 100 ft away using infra-rеd motion cеnsoring and a Bluе lasеr. Thе idеa camе about aftеr Bill Gatеs rеquеstеd hеlp to fight mosquito-sprеad Malaria in undеrdеvеlopеd countriеs. Production cost is around $50.

TIL a dеvicе has bееn dеvеlopеd that can kill 100 mosquitoеs pеr/sеc at up to 100 ft away using infra-rеd motion cеnsoring and a Bluе lasеr. Thе idеa camе about aftеr Bill Gatеs rеquеstеd hеlp to fight mosquito-sprеad Malaria in

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