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Mosquito Sperm Follow Their “Noses” to an Egg

Proteins on mosquito sperm enable them to sniff their way to waiting eggs in female mosquitoes.

The Heat Is On: Which Animals Will Win or Lose in Climate Change?

As winters warm due to climate change, some animals are doing worse, while some are doing better.

Top 10 Headlines Today: Ice-Free Arctic, Rare Reptiles Stolen…

The top stories on National Geographic’s radar today: A study says the Arctic could be ice free by 2054, at least 23 rare animals have been stolen from a zoo in Australia, and…

Mosquito Virus Could Be a Weapon Against Malaria

Does hope for a strategy to control malaria lie in a virus that can kill or program the mosquitoes that transmit the disease? Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Malaria Research Institute have identified a previously unknown virus that is infectious to Anopheles gambiae–the mosquito primarily responsible for transmitting malaria. The…

The Day of the Mosquito

Pause for a moment on World Mosquito Day to reflect on the little bloodsucker that probably causes more human suffering than any other organism. Observed annually today, August 20, World Mosquito Day originated in 1897 by Dr. Ronald Ross of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, according to the American Mosquito Control Association, a nonprofit…