Cool Science Radio - Dan Strickman, Scientific American - Buzzkill

Jul 12, 2018


Dan Strickman is a medical entomologist for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the author of an article called Buzzkill in the July edition of Scientific American. In it he talks about mosquitos, the creature everyone hates! There’s good reason to have disdain for them, the mosquito is responsible for 725,000 deaths annually, making it the deadliest creature on the planet. But scientists are fighting back with new poisons, traps, and genetic engineering techniques.