Uber, Lyft losses keep competitors at bay
May11

Uber, Lyft losses keep competitors at bay

A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers. But in one way it has been good for investors who snatched up the newly public companies’ stock: The losses have scared off the competition, giving the leaders a duopoly in almost every American city. The two San Francisco companies have already lost a combined $13 billion. And with...

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A spoonful of sugar may stop mosquito bites
May11

A spoonful of sugar may stop mosquito bites

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) – A spoonful of sugar may help keep the fever medicine away, according to new research that has pinpointed a protein in disease-carrying mosquitoes that can curb their attraction to human blood. According to new research, feeding sugar to mosquitoes affects this protein enough that the bloodsuckers temporarily keep from biting humans. “If you can avoid mosquitoes being attracted...

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