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Scientists prove you can avoid malaria by sleeping with a chicken

For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. Odours emitted by species such as chickens could provide protection for humans at risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, according to a study in Malaria Journal.Researchers found that Anopheles arabiensis, one of [...]

How did the chicken cross the sea?

It may sound like the makings of a bad joke but answering the question of how chickens crossed the sea may soon provide more than just a punchline. A study of the mysterious ancestry of the feral chicken population that has overrun the Hawaiian Island of Kauai may aid efforts to curtail the damage done by invasive [...]