SciFriday: Giant Swamp Rats, Fleas, and Exploding Whales

February 8, 2019

Los Angeles is dealing with an outbreak of flea-borne typhus, while northern California has been invaded by giant semi-aquatic rodents called nutria. Meanwhile, Hawaii tries to get rid of a whale carcass that’s drawing tiger and great white sharks close to shore.

The Rats that Ate Los Angeles

February 7, 2019

Rats and the fleas who love them have caused an outbreak of typhus in Los Angeles that’s reached into government buildings.

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