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Why do some people attract mosquitoes more than others?

Been sitting outside with a group and wondered why some people are bitten more often than others by mosquitoes? The answer lies in the genes, resulting in some people being ‘super magnets’ for the buzzing nuisances.

Boko Haram retakes NE town from Nigerian army

Marte - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said.

Google Maps shows an Android peeing on an Apple logo in Pakistan

An image of an Android urinating on an Apple logo has been spotted on Google Maps. Clearly visible on the company's renowned mapping service, it is joined by a message nearby that pokes fun at Google's content review policies.

Chile's volcano continues to spread havoc, 'Red Alert' issued

Southern Chile is on "Red Alert" after two eruptions of the Calbuco volcano spewed 23.5 inches of ash in some places, according to Chile's Ministry of Interior and Public Safety. New advisories say the ash could reach an altitude of 12,000 feet.

NASA picks top team to hunt for aliens

NASA has just got serious about finding alien life. The space agency has picked a top team of scientists to hunt for extraterrestrials – and you may be able to participate.

Actor from 'Everybody Loves Raymond' commits suicide

'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of the twins on the popular sitcom, committed suicide on Thursday. He was 19 years old.

Think 'Jaws' meets a kangaroo and you've got a pocket shark

Cute as a small whale, with two pockets, sort of like a kangaroo, would be an apt description of what is called a pocket shark. Only two of these strange ocean creatures have ever been found.

Miami Dolphins Rumors: Todd Gurley top option in round one?

Miami - The Miami Dolphins football team is at a crossroads and this years NFL Draft could prove vital in the success of the franchise. This team has made several roster moves over the last twelve months, but it must now take the next step and start winning.

Drug suspect tricks investigators by putting GPS monitor on cat

Highland Springs - A Virginia man who was being held on a drug charge and was wearing a GPS tracking device may have fled the state, and possibly the country because he may have found a novel way to confound authorities.

Jamie Raven enjoys great stats with Britain's Got Talent audition

British magician Jamie Raven has many incredible statistics to celebrate thanks to his viral "Britain's Got Talent" audition.

Op-Ed: Tom Brady declines Obama's invite to attend White House event

Super Bowl XLIX may go down in history as the greatest championship game in NFL history. The New England Patriots won and the traditional invitation to the White House was issued. QB Tom Brady did not attend the celebratory event.

Some German theaters are boycotting Avengers: Age of Ultron

Theaters have pulled the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, before its release. It is said the boycott is to send a message to Disney regarding oppressive business practices.

Woolly Bully: Scientists can now de-extinct the woolly mammoth

The entire genome of the extinct woolly mammoth has now been sequenced and for the first time science has a blueprint, a step-by-step guide or manual, on how to assemble one. There are no plans to do so — yet.

Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept talks drones, war journalism Special

Toronto - Jeremy Scahill's work with the intercept and his reporting abroad made for fascinating conversation in a wide-ranging discussion with David Walmsley (Globe & Mail).

Shifting through sewage to get valuable metals

Sewage, one of the most unpleasant waste products, may contain valuable metals. While not exactly worth its weight in gold, scientists are looking at ways of extracting key elements from the sludge.

No accounting for funds of $1.3 billion sent to Afghanistan

Kabul - The Pentagon is unable to account for $1.3 billion in funds sent to commanders in Afghanistan through the years 2004 to 2014 for reconstruction projects.

Mexico opens probe after girl wrongly sent to U.S.

- Mexican prosecutors opened an investigation Friday into the case of a 14-year-old girl who was wrongly sent to the United States to be with a woman who thought she was her daughter.

Poland denies entry to pro-Putin bikers planning WWII victory ride

Varsovia - Poland on Friday said it had denied entry to a Russian biker gang backed by the Kremlin that plans to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's role in the World War II victory over Nazi Germany.

Mercy pleas for Indonesia death row inmates as families arrive

Cilacap - Families of foreign drug convicts set to be hauled before the firing squad in Indonesia issued desperate mercy pleas on Saturday, as France warned of "diplomatic consequences" if one of its nationals is executed.

Supreme Court looks set to rule raisin seizures unconstitutional

A long standing post-World War II program that has allowed the government to seize portions of raisin farmers' crops is being called into question in the Supreme Court. In hearings so far, several justices have been highly critical of the program.
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