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Zika Virus Raises Concerns Over Olympic Games

February 29th, 2016

Zika Virus Raises Concerns Over Olympic Games The Olympic Games are a time to stand behind your country and marvel at the incredible athleticism and talent of participating athletes. But the 2016 Olympic Games, which are to be held in Brazil, are raising major concerns due to the Zika virus. That’s because Brazil is a…

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Ants Feast on Man’s Savings

February 26th, 2016

Ants Feast on Man’s Savings It seems searching for buried treasure isn’t limited to pirates. It seems ants also like finding …. and destroying … what they come across underground. A 60-year-old farmer in Sichuan, China found this out the hard way. Qi Shengli decided to bury 20,000 yuan, which is equivalent to about $3,000…

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Zika Vaccine Could be on the Horizon

February 25th, 2016

Zika Vaccine Could be on the Horizon With all the startling reports coming out of the media, the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, one question is weighing on the minds of many: how close are we to a Zika virus vaccine? According to Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., we are getting fairly close.…

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Bed Bugs Enjoy Five-Star Stays Just as Much as the Rest of Us

February 24th, 2016

Bed Bugs Enjoy Five-Star Stays Just as Much as the Rest of Us There is a notion that bed bugs only exist in dingy, budget hotels. But don’t be deceived—these bed bugs enjoy one-star hotels just as much as the five-stars. In fact, bed bugs have been reported in some of New York City’s finest…

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Earn up to $500 with TAP® Pest Control Insulation

February 23rd, 2016

Earn up to $500 with TAP® Pest Control Insulation Adding adequate insulation such as TAP® Pest Control Insulation is one of the most cost-effective home improvements that you can do. And now through December 31, 2016, you can cash in on the savings with a tax credit of 10% of the cost up to $500. The…

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How do Insects Survive Harsh Winters?

February 23rd, 2016

How do Insects Survive Harsh Winters? Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Warm weather and sunshine make summer the favorite season of many, but one downside is that with warm, balmy weather comes the presence of more insects. So, you may ask, why is this? Where do bugs go in the winter? There are several…

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Zika Concerns Not Limited to Pregnant Women

February 22nd, 2016

Zika Concerns Not Limited to Pregnant Women By this point, we have all heard the news that scientists believe that the Zika virus, when found in pregnant women, has a correlation to babies born with the neurological disorder microcephaly. This has caused worldwide concern, particularly in Latin American countries, which have the most reported cases…

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The Female Olympian’s Dilemma

February 19th, 2016

The Female Olympian’s Dilemma With the 2016 Summer Olympics, which are being held in Zika infested Brazil, coming up mighty soon, female athletes are showing concern about traveling there to perform in the Olympics while this serious Zika outbreak is in full force there. The Zika virus is most dangerous to pregnant women, and the…

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Government Three Point Plan to Stop the Zika Virus

February 18th, 2016

Government Three Point Plan to Stop the Zika Virus Senator Chuck Schumer has proposed a three-point plan to stop and contain the Zika virus. He approached the federal government with his plan, urging them to make a greater push to stop and contain the Zika virus, and keep it from spreading to the U.S. So…

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Zika Vaccine Not Coming Anytime Soon

February 17th, 2016

Zika Vaccine Not Coming Anytime Soon Teams of scientists around the country have been working hard to develop a Zika vaccine in record time, but it looks like even record time is going to take a while. On Friday the World Health Organization stated that possible Zika vaccines won’t be available for large-scale clinical trials…

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