Africa

Impact of dengue virus on Ethiopia

June 1, 2018 ecodaily 0

  Dengue, a mosquito-borne RNA virus, is one of the most serious and rapidly spreading arboviral diseases in the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have provided the first baseline data on the prevalence […]

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Yes, bats really do eat a lot of mosquitoes

May 30, 2018 ecodaily 0

  Bats make good neighbors, largely due to their outsized appetites for insects that bug us. American corn farmers save about $1 billion every year, for example, thanks to the free, nontoxic pest control provided by […]

Environment

Female bonobos act as midwives for each other

May 23, 2018 ecodaily 0

  Bonobos, not chimpanzees, are our closest living animal relatives, and researchers from the University of Pisa and CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon have just discovered that they’re even more like us than ever realized before. […]

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Why we snore (and how to solve it)

May 22, 2018 ecodaily 0

  Snoring is not an illness, but it can be a symptom of something more problematic. When you fall into a deep sleep, the muscles in your body relax, including the muscles in your mouth. […]