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(io9)   Scientists take a break from searching for a cure for cancer to develop a new chemical compound that could possibly make humans "invisible" to mosquitoes. Here comes the science   (io9.com) divider line 22
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2013-12-07 08:40:18 AM
The article sure sounds reasonable, and the scientists might be on to something.

But mosquitoes have been at this for 100 million years or so. If there was a betting line on this, I'd expect the mosquitoes to be about -300.
 
2013-12-07 08:57:16 AM
Unfortunately, it causes cancer
 
2013-12-07 01:00:13 PM
Without RTFA, stopping mosquito bites could stop the spread of deadly disease to millions of people a year. It is a worthy pursuit.
 
2013-12-07 01:08:09 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Without RTFA, stopping mosquito bites could stop the spread of deadly disease to millions of people a year. It is a worthy pursuit.


this. plus, i farking hate mosquitos.
 
2013-12-07 01:18:07 PM
If, on the road to curing cancer, someone can stop me from looking like someone The Pope would have pity on, this is a worthy diversion.
 
2013-12-07 01:18:31 PM
idbeholdi
 
2013-12-07 02:46:16 PM
Old Woodsman.

The molasses-like insect repellent that makes you "invisible" to insects and also to people, who will just quietly move upwind of you and refuse to acknowledge your existence unless you are a Native fishing and hunting guide who smells like a sick moose naturally.
 
2013-12-07 02:48:39 PM
It's almost as if Malaria kills more people than Cancer does.

Subby's sub got mixed up with another sub that had feces in it.
 
2013-12-07 02:55:36 PM
But there's already a pill on the market that's supposed to repel mosquitoes...

http://www.mozi-q.com/
 
2013-12-07 03:13:34 PM

some_beer_drinker: Three Crooked Squirrels: Without RTFA, stopping mosquito bites could stop the spread of deadly disease to millions of people a year. It is a worthy pursuit.

this. plus, i farking hate mosquitos.


I wake up whenever I hear a mosquito. Can't stand those little B@stards.

I take the wife camping. She ends up with all the bites.
 
2013-12-07 03:45:23 PM
I thought it was hot sauce
 
2013-12-07 03:48:55 PM
ecx.images-amazon.comKills em dead.
 
2013-12-07 04:35:17 PM
I'm someone that seems to react worse to mosquito bites and attract them more than others nearby.

Anecdotally it seems that when I swim in salt water and don't shower off the salt on my skin gives some protection (it inhibits skin smell?). Like any superstition, I now do this just because it might work.
 
2013-12-07 04:47:43 PM

mr_a: The article sure sounds reasonable, and the scientists might be on to something.

But mosquitoes have been at this for 100 million years or so. If there was a betting line on this, I'd expect the mosquitoes to be about -300.


How many of those 100 millon years competed with technology?

How many ancient species got crushed by us? Hell our chemicals crush some of the bugs we LIKE: bees.
 
2013-12-07 05:27:23 PM
Uh... malaria kills actual productive members of society and farks things up for everyone since it thus screws the economy through which care for everyone is funded in addition to direct damage to health.  Cancer, while you certainly can get it younger, is overwhelmingly a disease of the old and already-infirm.

Mosquitoes are a much higher priority than cancer, medically, is what I'm getting at here.
 
2013-12-07 05:38:06 PM
Well, I'm invisible to women, can that help at all?
 
2013-12-07 05:39:50 PM
I don't care if it causes me to grow a third boob. If it stops me from being consumed by mosquitoes, sign me up.
 
2013-12-07 08:05:44 PM

HairBolus: I'm someone that seems to react worse to mosquito bites and attract them more than others nearby.


I'm the opposite. The first mosquito bite of the season itches for a couple of days, but after that I assume I'm still getting bitten, but I don't seem to react to any more bites.

/Still don't like them hovering around my face, though.
 
2013-12-07 08:06:15 PM

Hawnkee: I don't care if it causes me to grow a third boob. If it stops me from being consumed by mosquitoes, sign me up.


I don't think people would be all that mad about a third boob either.

/assuming you're a lady
 
2013-12-07 11:14:36 PM
Don't mosquitos kill more people than cancer?
 
2013-12-08 12:03:32 AM
Again?

Isn't this the third time this year?
 
2013-12-08 01:38:18 AM
I can't wait to fap invisibly in the mosquito girls locker room!
 
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