Scientists Say Skrillex Stops Mosquitoes From Biting

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    Scary Mosquitoes

    It sounds like an April Fools’ prank, but scientists say that music by dubstep star Skrillex can keep mosquitoes from biting.

    If it’s a joke, it goes deep: the research is at the center of a paper published in the journal Acta Tropica last week, and the story has been picked up by the BBC NewsHuffPo, and The Telegraph

    Assuming it isn’t an elaborate joke — and, given the timing, it’s hard not to be a little suspicious — the finding could suggest futuristic sound-based ways to keep disease-transmitting insects at bay.

    Not-So-Nice Bites

    According to the paper, researchers broke Aedes aegypti mosquitoes — those are the common bloodsuckers that spread dengue and yellow fever — into two groups, one of which they serenaded with Skrillex’s 2010 electronic hit “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.”



    Source : https://futurism.com/the-byte/skrillex-stops-mosquitoes-biting

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