Scientists plan to trick Zika-carrying mosquitoes into breeding themselves out of existence

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, on Feb. 2, 2016. (Paulo Whitaker/Reuters) This summer, a Silicon Valley tech company will have millions of machine-raised, bacteria-infected mosquitoes packed into windowless white vans, driven inland and released into the wild — or, at least, the streets of Fresno, Calif. And, … Continue reading

Trump’s penchant for extremes worked on the campaign trail but hinders his White House

The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter’s insights By David Nakamura, The Republican effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act was hanging in the balance when Vice President Pence issued a challenge to GOP senators: “Inaction is not an option,” he said. A couple hours later, however, his boss took … Continue reading

Austrian activist, 25,000 supporters seek right to bring class-action suit against Facebook

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) heard arguments on Wednesday over whether to allow a class action suit against Facebook, brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems – and about 25,000 other users across the globe. Schrems is claiming 500 euros ($576) in damages … Continue reading