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Mosquitoes sniff out hosts infected with certain viruses, researchers find

Mosquitoes sniff out hosts infected with certain viruses, researchers find

Smell can be a powerful motivator. The fragrance of freshly baked cookies may compel a person to come to the kitchen, while a musky perfume might entice a date. In the mosquito universe, an irresistible scent is one produced by two dangerous viruses after hijacking a human body, a new study found. The viruses that …

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This Stretchy Device Wraps Around Nerves to Relieve Pain Without Drugs

This Stretchy Device Wraps Around Nerves to Relieve Pain Without Drugs

What’s happening A new type of pain relief involves wrapping a tiny strip of material around nerves to prevent them from sending pain signals to the brain. Why it matters If this prototype passes all necessary safety and experimental trials, it could one day replace toxic opioids for patients who live with chronic pain. On …

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A Logarithmic Map of the Entire Observable Universe

A Logarithmic Map of the Entire Observable Universe

The Elemental Composition of a Human Body This was originally posted on Elements. Sign up to the free mailing list to get beautiful visualizations on natural resource megatrends in your email every week. The human body is a miraculous, well-oiled, and exceptionally complex machine. It requires a multitude of functioning parts to come together for …

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