Friday, August 09, 2013
You'd figure that mosquitoes, having been on our planet for the last 79 million years, would be really, really good at sucking blood. That's how they feed their young. Surprise! They're kind of bad at it. Today's feature: videos of mosquitoes missing veins and capillaries.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
West Nile Virus is on the upswing elsewhere in the country, but in this region — where the disease was first discovered in North America — it remains relatively mild.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Robert Sullivan, author of The Thoreau You Don't Know: What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant, says the warm winter may make for a bumper crop of mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Laura D. Kramer, professor of public health at SUNY Albany and director of the arbovirus laboratories at the New York State Health Department's Wadsworth Center, talks about a city pest - the Asian Tiger mosquito - that is proving aggressive and hard to control.