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mosquitoes

Scientists figured out why mosquitos love your blood so much

October 30th, 2020

Scientists set out to figure out why mosquitoes love the taste of blood so much, and how they can detect blood in the first place. Using different mixtures and concoctions, the team determined that it’s actually the needle-like stylet that the insects suck with that does the “tasting.” It’s packed with neurons that detect specific …

Coronavirus Symptoms

This simple test might predict how serious your coronavirus case will be

September 27th, 2020

Doctors in Boston think they found another potential predictor that is associated with a higher risk of severe cases or even death from COVID-19 complications. Researchers have observed that COVID-19 patients who have higher RDW counts are at increased risk of death compared with patients who do not show elevated values. RDW is a standard …

robot blood

This robot fish has robot blood

June 20th, 2019

If decades of science fiction movies have taught us anything, it’s that when the eventual robot uprising happens, the bots that purge mankind from Earth are going to bleed. Sure, they might spew robo-body-fluid in hues of green or blue, but the dangerous AI-powered robots of the future always seem to have some kind of …

Facebook Blood Donations

Facebook wants your actual blood

June 12th, 2019

Facebook isn’t happy just hoarding your data for its own good, so now it wants your actual blood. But it’s all for a good cause, as the site’s new Blood Donation notifications feature could help lives. Soon, Facebook users in several US cities will get prompts inside the app to donate blood whenever it’s needed. …