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Interactive video lesson plan for: What's The Deadliest Animal In The World?

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Gates Foundation info on the world's deadliest animal, mosquitoes: http://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week

Bill Gates' TED talk on malaria and education: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/mosquitos-malaria-and-education-bill-gates

Meet the people who are trying to eradicate Dengue mosquitoes using bioengineering:

Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others?

FULL close-up video of a mosquito biting:

Why don't we just kill all the mosquitoes?

Half of all people may have been killed by malaria: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/17/science/parasites-take-the-biological-spotlight.html

Mosquitoes just hate the smell of DEET:


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Joe Hanson - Host and writer
Joe Nicolosi - Director
Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads - Associate Producer
Katie Graham - Camera
Editing/Motion Graphics - Andrew Matthews
Gaffers - John Knudsen/Philip Sheldon
Intern - Dalton Allen

Theme music:
"Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod

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Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios


Last week's video: Where does the smell of rain come from? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGcE5x8s0B8

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The Science of Game of Thrones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is
The Far Future of the Universe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl9DwNOonOA
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How The Elements Got Their Names - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtg9p6A6xnY

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