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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 a Korean airlines accidentally strayed into Soviet Airspace, leading to the plane being shot down. To prevent such a tragedy, US President Ronald Reagan declassified a critical military tech and that is how we got GPS for civilian use.

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TIL that a Korean airlines accidentally strayed into Soviet Airspace, leading to the plane being shot down. To prevent such a tragedy, US President Ronald Reagan declassified a critical military tech and that is how we got GPS for civilian

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YSK to take Zinc – NOT Vitamin C – to prevent the Common Cold

YSK to take Zinc – NOT Vitamin C – to prevent the Common Cold C does nothing for colds. Zinc helps. See here: http://www.businessinsider.com/vitamins-supplements-that-help-with-colds-and-flu-2016-1 submitted by Jasonberg [link] [comment] Source: You Should Know

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YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst.

YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst. A good homeowners tip that can save you from an expensive repair. Edit: To

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YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst.

YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst. A good homeowners tip that can save you from an expensive repair. Edit: To

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YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst.

YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst. A good homeowners tip that can save you from an expensive repair. Edit: To

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YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst.

YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst. A good homeowners tip that can save you from an expensive repair. Edit: To

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YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst.

YSK: if the heat is out at your home you can leave the faucet on a slow drip. It will help to prevent a pipe burst. A good homeowners tip that can save you from an expensive repair. Edit: To

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TIL in 2005, Sony illegally installed rootkits on 22 million computers to prevent the users from ripping copyrighted music, and could not be uninstalled. It also reported user’s listening habits back to Sony. Ironically, the code itself contained open source software, and so infringed copyright.

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TIL in 2005, Sony illegally installed rootkits on 22 million computers to prevent the users from ripping copyrighted music, and could not be uninstalled. It also reported user’s listening habits back to Sony. Ironically, the code itself contained open source

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YSK about Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, how to prevent it, and how to treat it, especially if you sit at a desk all day

YSK about Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, how to prevent it, and how to treat it, especially if you sit at a desk all day Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that involves pressure or stretching of the ulnar nerve (also known

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