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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

Two mosquitos on human skin at sunset.

Could genetically modified mosquitoes mean the end of malaria?

Managing mosquito populations is a key component to reducing malaria rates, but as anyone who has spent a summer evening outdoors knows, these pesky insects can be tough to work against. However, a landmark study has found that genetically modified mosquitoes can be introduced to keep insect Read More...

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Affordable housing design uses plastic waste to build sustainable homes

There are hundreds of millions of tons of plastic waste in the environment all over the globe, threatening both human health and natural ecosystems. What if we could take this problem and use it to solve another one? That’s the line of thinking behind a new ambitious project aiming to build Read More...