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Discovery: Many white-tailed deer have malaria

Two years ago, Ellen Martinsen, was collecting mosquitoes at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, looking for malaria that might infect birds–when she discovered something strange: a DNA profile, from parasites in the mosquitoes, that she couldn’t identify. By chance, she had discovered a malaria parasite, Plasmodium odocoilei–that infects white-tailed deer. It’s the first-ever malaria parasite known to live in a deer species …

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Flashback: Allegations of Government Human and Biotech Experiments at a Deep Underground Military Base near Dulce

By now, most people know of at least a few of the more infamous instances of our government secretly experimenting on its own citizens. The Tuskegee experiments, where some 600 poor sharecroppers in Macon County, Alabama were told they’d get free government healthcare during the great depression in what turned out to be a government-induced and monitored syphilis infection is one …