Researchers identify that mosquitoes can sense toxins through their legs

Researchers at LSTM have identified a completely new mechanism by which mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to insecticide. After studying both Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii, two major malaria vectors in West Africa, they found that a particular family of binding proteins situated in the insect’s legs were highly expressed in resistant populations.…

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Pentagon Warns Military Personnel Against At-Home DNA Tests

In an internal memo, Pentagon leadership has urged military personnel not to take mail-in DNA tests, warning that they create security risks, are unreliable and could negatively affect service members’ careers. The letter, which was reported by Yahoo News, was sent on Friday. It does not name any particular DNA testing companies, but counsels broadly…

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Farm to Table? More Like Ghost Kitchen to Sofa

New York City is the country’s largest market for food delivery, and demand is only growing. So while you may look at the city and see skyscrapers and randomly dispersed piles of trash, venture capitalists see a realm of monetary potential, where efficient systems like those created by food delivery apps could be shuffled: more…

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Smashing the Finance Patriarchy With Memes

Finance memes are still niche on Instagram; @MrsDowJones has yet to break 100,000 followers, but along with accounts like @Litquidity and @finance_god, it’s helping define the “finfluencer” (that’s financial influencer) category. Most of those accounts are anonymous, and according to Institutional Investor magazine, many of them are run by people who work in the business.…

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Wendy Whelan Is Inspired By Stravinsky and Chanel No. 19

Five years after taking her last curtsy with New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan has relinquished the most rigorous aspects of a star dancer’s life. “All I want to do is spread,” she said, laughing. “The vertical ballerina is now happily getting horizontal.” But her post-retirement career — in February, she rejoined the company as…

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In Japanese New Year Dishes, a Family Connects With Its Past

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — In Corinne Nakagawa Gooden’s kitchen, with a view of Mount Rainier and bald eagles fishing in Puget Sound, 16 relatives danced around one another as they prepared a Japanese-American New Year’s feast. Ms. Gooden’s daughters, both in their 40s, worked in tandem: Amy carried a pot of rice to Sydne, who…

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How I Found My Voice

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I was dizzy; my heart, pounding. It was September 2013 and I was seated in a basement classroom at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I had taken a year off to study filmmaking…

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Greek Wines Get Back to Their Roots

AMYNDEON, Greece — The landscape of the Macedonian region in northern Greece is tapestried with vineyards. They supply wineries that are producing some of the best red wines Greece has to offer. The Alpha Estate here in the northwestern corner of Macedonia is a fine example. In a tasting of Greek reds by the wine…

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Medical News Today: For rats, empathy may be a survival strategy

New research suggests that a rat’s experiences may act as an early warning system to its fellow rodents. Share on PinterestNew research sheds light on the mechanism of empathy in rats. Empathy is the ability to understand someone else’s emotional experiences. Typically, we think of empathy as a noble quality that we relate to compassion.…

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