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Keeping elephants at bay with chili powder and condoms

The ultimate elephant repellent has been found to be chili powder inside condoms, with the condoms placed at key locations. There's a reason for this, and it's to do with protecting elephants from poachers.

Bedbug bites for five years pays off for B.C. woman

Vancouver - The blood sacrifice was all for science. Regine Gries of Vancouver, British Columbia allowed herself to be bitten every week for five long years by 1,000 bedbugs. That amounts to 180,000 bites, and she welcomed every one of them.

How to make people 'invisible' to mosquitoes

Scientists think that it is possible to make an "invisibility cloak"’ to protect people against the blood-sucking insects. The basis of the cloak is the drug used in illegal "party pills."

Some mosquitoes ignore DEET repellent

New observations of mosquitoes suggest that the widely used insect repellent DEET appears to be losing its effectiveness.

New fishing hook technology helps reduce accidental shark catches

Oak Ridge - Researchers have developed a new type of fishing hook combining shark repellent technologies designed for helping reduce the number of sharks caught in commercial fishing operations, thereby increasing target catches.

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