Blood, suckers: 6 types of mosquito that make mankind's life miserable (+1 that's not too bad)

With the recent explosion of stories about the Zika virus, the world’s attention has once again returned to mosquitos. Sometimes called ‘the most dangerous animal on Earth’, mosquitos have been part of ecosystems around the globe since at least the Cretaceous period, and have been a pest to humans throughout recorded history. While it’s easy … Continued

Giant virus found frozen in the Siberian permafrost

Climate change and human development may awake prehistoric viruses of a whole new breed, complexity and size. When one decides to trek into the Arctic circle, there are plenty of hazards to consider. Polar bears, freezing temperatures, and hardcore snowstorms are all normal worries to consider, but the human thirst for natural resources, coupled with a … Continued