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Irradiated mosquitoes to help zap Zika’s power

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IRRADIATE. Scientists use a radiation to render male mosquitos sterile as a possible technique to combat the Zika virus. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA
Scientists say that by zapping male mosquitoes’ private parts with a radioactive source, they can reduce the population of the Aedes aegypti

SEIBERSDORF, Austria (Feb. 20, 21016) — The atmosphere inside the laboratory on the outskirts of Vienna is literally buzzing with armies of male mosquitoes locked up inside net-covered boxes. Their sole mission in life: stop females from breeding.

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Why revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

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TO OPEN OR NOT? Reopening the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant remains a key issue in today’s nuclear power debate. All photos by Jansen Romero/Rappler
Pro-nuclear energy advocates say reviving the mothballed plant is a cheaper alternative

BATAAN, Philippines (Jan. 10, 2016) — Public decision could seal the fate of the old and dormant Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), but first, the state would have to lay the options down clearly.

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