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Should We Worry About an Epidemic?

Should We Worry About an Epidemic?

Epidemics, which are often transmitted by common pests like rats and mosquitoes, pose a much bigger threat than most people realize. Genetic mutations are happening all the time, in almost every species. They’re happening in large animals like us, and they’re...
Malaria 101

Malaria 101

In a recent post, we talked about how one of Bill Gates’ major goals was to help solve the massive malaria problem that continues to plague third-world countries—he’s donated billions of dollars to the cause. Here’s some general information about malaria: Even though...
Why Bill Gates is the Man

Why Bill Gates is the Man

Bill Gates is the man. Let’s turn the clocks back to the year 2000. Y2K has just passed, and the people who predicted the end of civilization feel stupid. Bill Gates is the richest man on Earth, and the CEO of the most powerful corporation in the world at the...
Worst Agricultural Pests

Worst Agricultural Pests

It’s been estimated that plant pests result in a 40% loss in global food production each year, and it’s thought that they pose the single biggest threat to global food security. The BBC interviewed a leading agricultural researcher and asked him what the worst...