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Scientists create an ‘invisibility cloak’ to fend off mosquito bites

Scientists create an ‘invisibility cloak’ to fend off mosquito bites

Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how DEET, the most common active ingredient in insect repellents, actually affects mosquitos. Past studies have analyzed …Continue reading

How do aerosols affect our climate?

For many, the word “aerosol” might conjure thoughts of hairspray or spray paint. More accurately, though, aerosols are simply particles found in the atmosphere. They can be human-made, like from car exhaust or biomass burning, or naturally occurring, from sources such as …Continue reading

How to predict terror activity before it happens

Data scientists have developed an early-warning model that can successfully predict how lethal a terror organization will become in the future based on only its first 10 attacks. The predictive model, developed by researchers at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, will …Continue reading

Mars once had salt lakes similar to Earth

Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods, according to an international team of scientists. Their work was recently published in an issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. The team …Continue reading

New research could change how concussions are treated

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. And they can have fatal or lasting effects. The results of a severe concussion—problems with thinking, memory, movement, emotions—are clear. The causes, or underlying pathological …Continue reading

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