Mosquitoes unfazed by rain but grounded by fog
It turns out mosquitoes have a remarkable ability to fly not just in clear skies but also in the rain. Mosquitoes are grounded when the fog thickens, according to researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Fog particles surround the mosquito continuously as it flies through an inescapable fog cloud. Researchers used high-speed videography to observe how heavy fog undermines mosquitoes' primary flight control mechanism. They lead to flight failure when tiny fog particles surround the insect.
7/29: Florida officials race to stem spread of Zika; Steve Hartman remembers childhood home with his father
Mosquitoes have apparently picked up the Zika virus and are now spreading it in south Florida; It's been over a year since Steve Hartman helped his dad pack up move out of the family home for good.cbsnews.com
U.S. commits more than $500 million to fighting Zika
With warm weather fast approaching, mosquitoes will be making their return to much of the U.S. soon -- and they'll be bringing the Zika virus with them. The Obama administration committed more than $500 million Wednesday to combating the virus, but experts fear that's not nearly enough. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.cbsnews.com