For those of you that are new around here, every weekend we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, you’ll find everything from Google’s satellite 700-trillion-pixel makeover to an ingenious new mosquito trap developed by the University of Florida that could finally helps us get rid of them once and for all. So get ready because this is Link25 (200) – We Hate You Mosquitoes Now Die Edition.
How This Bird Stays in Flight for What Feels Like Forever
Plenty of birds fly vast distances on their migratory trips around planet Earth. But the most amazing of all might be the frigate bird, which can stay aloft for two months straight without landing or resting. How the heck do they do that?
A team of biologists led by Henri Weimerskirch at the French National Center for Scientific Research just announced the results of a major new study on great frigates (Fregata minor), these fascinating seabirds native to the central Indian and Pacific Oceans. Using super-lightweight GPS trackers, the biologists followed four dozen birds from 2011 to 2015, some for up to (click on the title to read the full article)
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UF scientists develop backyard mosquito trap
GAINESVILLE (FOX 13) – Over the past four years, University Of Florida entomology graduate student Casey Parker has killed millions of mosquitos.
“I love killing mosquitos!” she laughed as she told FOX 13 News about her research.
Parker is part of a team of researchers who developed a promising new mosquito-killing trap. It’s a black and red plastic object about the size of a milk carton.
Why black and red?
“Mosquitos find those colors attractive,” explained Dr. Roberto Pereira, a UF research scientist who’s spent six years developing the trap.
When placed in a shady place, it attracts female mosquitoes to lay their eggs inside. The device then kills both adult mosquitoes and larvae. (Click on the title to read the full article).