Paper Boys

Episode 35

Do mosquitoes hate Skrillex?

Dubstep could make a great bug repellant.

Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet (which we all know from Episode 10 of Paper Boys, of course!) so scientists are always looking for ways to stop their spread of diseases. Over the past several decades, these bugs are becoming resistant to insecticides, meaning we need to start getting creative. Enter Skrillex, the dubstep artist…find out why researchers are tying down hamsters and blasting EDM into a cage of mosquitoes when Charlie dives into this week’s bizarre paper!

Check out the conference paper here, a Smithsonian Magazine article here, and the Skrillex song here.

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