You can relax: A man in China did not just discover the world’s largest mosquito

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If you think getting bit by your average mosquito is irritating, imagine being stabbed by one with a wingspan longer than your hands. Insect expert Zhao Li claims to have caught the world’s biggest mosquito, with a four and a half inch wingspan – 10 times longer than your average backyard sucker.

Zhoa Li is famous for discovering the longest insect in the world – a two foot long megastick insect found in China. Now he is breaking records again. Li identified the world’s largest mosquito in… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



New research links LED streetlights to increased risk of cancer

Researchers at University of Exeter and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health have concluded that there is a “strong link” between exposure to LED lighting and increased risk of breast and prostate cancer. Specifically, the “blue light” emitted by LEDs seems to affect circadian rhythms and sleeping patterns, which then impacts hormone levels. “Humans have evolved to need light during the day and darkness at night,” researcher Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel told The Telegraph. “As towns and cities… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building