Category - Science

An End to Malaria May Be Around the Corner


Malaria is a disease that the world should have already defeated completely. There is a cure, but cost and politics have prevented it from being distributed to 3rd-world countries in the quantities necessary to eradicate it altogether. The solution is to attack it at its source with a vaccine.

One may be right around the corner according to this infographic by AssayDepot.

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End of Malaria

Attack of the Africanized Killer Honeybees

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Bees. We’ve all heard horror stories about people who are allergic to them. There’s even a phobia based around them. Are there more reasons to feat them than we even know? At least in one case based upon a mistake that a replacement beekeeper made in Brazil, there are potential challenges ahead of us in North America.

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Africanized Honeybee Infographic

Does Solar Really Work in My State?

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There are certain conditions that must be met for a state to be able to fully take advantage of solar energy – clear skies, good land, logistical benefits, etc. Our friends at 1bog explore the question and bring us the some answers.

“One Block Off the Grid organizes group deals on solar energy. Since 2008, One Block Off the Grid has run hundreds of group deals in over 40 U.S. states and helped thousands of homeowners go solar. We’ve been featured in dozens of publications and programs including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, USA Today, Marketplace, Wired, and GOOD Magazine. In 2010, One Block Off the Grid sponsored the first-ever solar deal on and received a Heart of Green Award for “Best New Innovation.” Want to find out if there’s a group deal on solar in your area?”

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Solar in States

Pets on Pillows: Germs Galore

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Over half of US households have pets. Many of these pets live inside and roam around the house. Many of these roamers spend time to some degree on the very place where our faces and heads reside for 8 hours a day.

Is it safe?

Take a look at this infographic by SleepBetter. It may be pretty darn eye-opening, as our feline and canine friends may be bad for our health. The solution? Keep your bedroom door shut.

“It’s no secret that our four-legged friends are carrying around a number of “friends” of their own.  Have you thought about what they carry into your bed?  Check out the infographic below (click it to see a larger version) from our Big Germ on Campus series and see how many Americans are sleeping with their best friend – and a few enemies.”

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Pets on Pillows