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Loud, Brash ‘Dubstep’ Music Acts as Great Mosquito Repellant, According to Study

If this music was playing near me at all times, I’d have no desire to mate or feed either.

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As the nation works its way through the 2019 “thaw”, there are a few annoyances in life that we will soon be all-too-familiar with once again.

The first, for many, is the spring-maintenance of our outdoor areas.  Whether it be gassing up the mower for the first time only to discover that your carburetor needs attention, or the sudden appearance of wasps and hornets in every nook and cranny of your patio, the reemergence of warm weather certainly has its own downfalls.

Of these nuisances, perhaps none is as ubiquitous and annoying as the resurgence of the mosquito population, whose blood-sucking, itch-inducing mission will be the bane of our existence in the coming months.

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Luckily, science is still hard at work finding ways to mitigate the mosquito issue, both for safety and comfort.

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Researchers have discovered that dubstep music is an effective way to protect against mosquitos.

In their study, published in the scientific journal Arcta Tropica, the international team of researchers wrote: “Sound and its reception are crucial for reproduction, survival, and population maintenance of many animals.

“In insects, low-frequency vibrations facilitate sexual interactions, whereas noise disrupts the perception of signals from conspecifics [members of the same species] and hosts.”

The only problem here is that dubstep music isn’t necessarily the simplest taste to acquire, with the genre’s detractors often likening the sound to that of enormous metal structures scarping against one another, conducted by a maestro in the midst of a panic attack.

For example, this is the song used in the mosquito experiments.  The distinguishing “dubstep” sound begins around 0:41.

Scientists have indicated that the extreme and swift frequency changes are what the mosquitos are responding to, but, to be fair, if this music was playing in my home all of the time I wouldn’t have any desire to mate or feed either.

If nothing else, we can hope that science finds a way to use the lessons of this “dubstep” mosquito experiment to produce the proper frequencies to achieve the desired effect, but perhaps in a more subtle package.

 

 

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Suspected Terrorist Murders Three In Attack At French Church, Mayor Wants To Oust ‘Islamo-Fascism’

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Three individuals were murdered in cold blood in Nice, France on Thursday in what looks to be the third terrorist attack on French soil in the past month. A man armed with a knife walked into Notre Dame Basilica in Nice and killed two people, fatally wounding a third individual who was able to get outside before dying. French police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. “Everything leads us to believe it was a terrorist attack within the Notre Dame basilica,” Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi posted on social media. Here’s more on this from The Daily Wire: Several French media outlets reported that at least one of the victims of the attack was beheaded, mirroring an attack earlier this month in which a French schoolteacher was beheaded by a suspected Islamic radical. Police captured the attacker soon after the incident, shooting him in the shoulder and transporting him to a local hospital, according to The Guardian. Estrosi said that while the man was being taken into custody, he repeatedly yelled “Allahu Akbar.” “We have two people killed inside the church … and a third person who was in a bar facing the church where she had taken refuge,” Estrosi told the media. “Enough is enough … we have to remove this Islamo-fascism from our territory.” On Oct. 16, an 18-year-old man beheaded French history teacher Samuel Paty outside of the secondary school where he taught. Paty was killed after showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed to his class for a lesson on free expression. “Before it was a school professor, this time the Islamo-fascist barbarism chose to attack inside a church. Again, it is very symbolic,” the mayor said. Toward the end of the month of September, a suspected terrorist with a butcher’s knife seriously wounded two…

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Luxury Buildings Hire Armed Guards In Preparation For Election Day Madness

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The ultra-rich in the city of New York have been preparing for the possibility of civil unrest on Election Day next, hiring armed guards to watch over luxury buildings in Manhattan. Managers over at the Time Warner Center, located on Columbus Circle — where penthouse apartments are only a measly $62.5 million — are deploying off-duty police officers armed with “submachine guns” to keep an eye on things. Other homes and buildings for the wealthy are taking other measures to increase security. “Everybody is worried about security,” an insider said to reporters. “Every top building is adding security. It’s out of control. We hope it won’t be needed, but we will be ready.” The insider said the building is currently working with the NYPD and Homeland Security. “There will be officers with submachine guns,” the source stated. “We’ve always had immense security, but there will be more. We’ll have extra patrols. The entire building can be shut down with one button.” via Fox News: Many buildings are hiring off duty cops instead of private security companies because they fear a repeat of Denver, where a private guard shot and killed a protester, said one real estate insider. “The NYPD is advising buildings to get the extra security,” the source said. “They’ve never done this before.” Other top buildings, such as 220 Central Park South, which is home to hedge funder Ken Griffin’s $238 million condo, say they are already well guarded but will take extra precautions, like keeping entrances locked at night, and only open to residents. How sad is it that folks are terrified about their physical safety and for the property they own simply because of a national election, which is one of the many privileges of living in a republic? We, unlike many nations, get to choose…

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