Some software is buggy, but this is ridiculous, A division of Alphabet, the parent company once known as Google, is this summer releasing 20 million mosquitoes, in a gutsy test of a radical strategy to reduce pest’s population. The mosquitoes being released around Fresno, California, are males altered with the help of a naturally occurring bacterium, when they mate with females in wild, their resulting eggs are duds. If all goes according to plan, given short life cycles, the number of skeeters will soon plummet and scientists will study ecological impact. Mosquitoes are world’s deadliest animals, mainly because they carry malaria, Zika and other diseases that devastate developing countries. It is possible they can be essentially carpet-bombed, and safely, without demolishing ecosystems and saving who knows how many human lives. It’s certainly worth a swat.

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