TRC #497: Mosquitoes Choosy Biters? + Humboldt: Value Of Life + Streisand’s Cloned Dogs

Spring is finally here, Checkers! Does it seem like you get bitten by mosquitoes way more than others around you? Cristina explores whether the pesky bloodsuckers are choosy about who they bite. Next, Darren ponders the sensitive topic of life and death and offers suggestions of questions to ask ourselves when tragedy strikes. Lastly, Adam looks into Barbra Streisand’s supposedly cloned dogs and asks what’s involved in cloning pets.

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Are Mosquitoes Choosy Biters?

Landing preference of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) on human skin among ABO blood groups, secretors or nonsecretors, and ABH antigens.

Genes, Blood Type, And Drinking Beer: Why Some People Are More Prone To Mosquito Bites Than Others

Mental Floss Video

Alcohol ingestion stimulates mosquito attraction.

Time: You Asked: Why Do Mosquitoes Always Bite Me?

Dictionary: Genes

Why do mosquitoes bite me and not my friend?

Maxillary Palps Are Broad Spectrum Odorant Detectors in Culex quinquefasciatus

Humboldt: Value of Life

Global News piece


Everything You Need To Know About the Humboldt Bronco’s GoFundMe

GoFundMe – Humboldt

Transport Canada

National Observer



Barbra Streisand’s Cloned Dogs

Dolly (sheep) – Wikpedia

cloning dolly the sheep –

Genetic Savings & Clone – Wikipedia

Barbra Streisand on Oscar Snubs, Sexism in Hollywood & Her Clone Dogs – Variety

Barbra Streisand Explains: Why I Cloned My Dog – The New York Times

Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here’s How Much That Costs – Money

A Star Who Actually Gives: Three Things to Know About Barbra Streisand’s Philanthropy – Inside Philanthropy

X-inactivation – Wikipedia

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