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Carlos Finlay: Mosquitoes, Yellow Fever, and a Big Case of “I Told You So”

Pop Quiz – What animal is responsible for the most human deaths every year? If you said “shark” or “alligator” or “snake”, you would be wrong. Sure, these animals are dangerous, but they actually result in very few human deaths each year. The animal that poses the biggest threat to humans is the mosquito. Mosquitoes …

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From Slave to Botanist, Professor, and Inventor: George Washington Carver

Born into slavery in 1864, George Washington Carver used his natural scientific curiosity and the power of education to become one of the leading agricultural scientists of his day. He advocated that southern farmers rotate their crops between cotton, which quickly depletes the soil, and peanuts, which added nitrogen to the soil. His concept of …

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Here are 5 Newly Discovered Creatures You Need to See to Believe

Although we’ve been on this planet for quite some time, there are still new creatures being discovered on a regular basis. In fact, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry has recently composed a list of about 18,000 newly discovered species discovered over the past year. In honor of their discoveries, the researchers typically release a “Top 10” list …

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