Meet Aedes aegypti. It's an ideal spreader of disease — from its attraction to trash to its habit of sipping blood from lots of folks in one feeding spree.
Ken Baker with a clear glass message bottles, though he favors green glass to send his notes. Inside, he writes about himself, mentions the bottle project and how far past bottles have gone and includes contact information.
A few years ago, glass bottles with handwritten messages inside started washing up along the New England coast. They're the work of Ken Baker. One recently found its way to Ireland.
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One day after Ferguson City Council voted to change a police and court reform plan, negotiated with DOJ, the feds filed a lawsuit against the city.
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Beyoncé, in a scene from the video for "Formation."
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Researchers are rumored to have seen ripples in space-time from the collision of two black holes (artist's depiction).
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally on Tuesday in Hooksett, N.H.
Thanks to the way Democrats pick their nominees — and despite her whopping 20-plus-point loss to Bernie Sanders — Clinton looks like she could wind up with the most delegates out of New Hampshire.
Unlike other late night shows, Full Frontal doesn't have guests, and it doesn't put host Samantha Bee behind a desk.
"But it's not a show about women stuff," Jo Miller says. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee covers refugees, mental health, prison and climate change, among other things.
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A neighborhood where many people have left their homes because of a massive natural-gas leak is seen in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles in December.
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A massive methane leak may soon end, but its environmental impact is still being weighed. A scientist says it won't have a big effect globally, but it's a setback in efforts to curb greenhouse gases.
Chris Christie makes a midday stop at T-Bones Great American Eatery in Derry, N.H., as he canvasses for votes on Tuesday.
The New Jersey governor may simply have missed his window by declining to run in 2012. Christie threw everything at getting traction in Iowa and New Hampshire but fell short in both.
Corn is delivered to the Green Plains ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
At the outset of Pax, a young fox who has never lived in the wild, is left alone in the woods.
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To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says.
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Shelter dog Rohan takes a break from his scent detection trials to play outside. Rohan is one of several dogs training to detect homemade bombs at the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University.
Humans rely on dogs to search for bombs. But the increasingly common Improvised Explosive Devices can be made with ordinary ingredients — and it is posing a new challenge for bomb-sniffing dogs.
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Ethel Waters and Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson in the 1943 film version of Cabin in the Sky, directed by Vincente Minnelli.
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Best remembered as a 1943 film starring Ethel Waters, the musical is being resurrected as a concert series, which aims to both honor the story and reckon with its racist roots.
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Sophina DeJesus, a gymnast for UCLA, performs a floor routine.
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The viral video of DeJesus' routine doesn't show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She's an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.
Workers "sling" the last remaining shark cast from the original Jaws mold and lift it, by crane, to a nearby crate. After spending more than 25 years at a Los Angeles junkyard, "Bruce" is headed for a museum.
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From terrifying man-eater to fish-out-of-water, a sole surviving full-scale model of the 1975 Jaws shark is on its way to a museum.
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Women report more bad side effects from medicines than men do. Researchers say the discrepancy may stem in part from how biomedical research is conducted at its earliest stages in animals.
Students take part in a protest at the University of Hong Kong on Jan. 20. They protested after a pro-Beijing official was appointed to a senior role, amid growing worry over increasing political interference in academia.
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Students at the University of Hong Kong protested last month, saying university governance is subject to political interference from Beijing.
The new story, Harry Potter ad the Cursed Child, will be the eight book in the Harry Potter canon.
The book, called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II picks up the story of Harry and co. where the series epilogue left off. It will comprise the script of a play of the same name.
Virtual reality and other innovations are helping international students and colleges tell if they're a good fit.
Jay and Mark Duplass are the co-creators of the HBO series Togetherness, which begins its second season later this month.
The brothers' latest project, Togetherness, is about four people in their late 30s who live in Los Angeles. Mark Duplass describes it as a "deeply personal television show."
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