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Happy Feet Leaves New Zealand For Home

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The emperor penguin affectionately known as “Happy Feet”, has been released into the Southern Ocean some 700 kilometers south of New Zealand to begin the long swim home to Antarctica. The penguin’s 2,000 kilometer trip began Sunday as he slid down a specially designed ramp from a research ship. He has been fitted with a […]

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Foul Foot Odor Used to Catch Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Researchers in Africa have found that the odor of dirty socks can lure mosquitoes into traps and help slow the spread of malaria. Dr. Fredros Okumu of the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania says that in a recent experiment, the foul odor attracted four times as many mosquitoes into the traps than did humans sleeping […]

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