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Il y a un court laps de temps entre le moment où une tique mord et celui où elle transmet une bactérie ou un virus. MSU Ag Communications, Courtesy Dr. Tina Nations

Les tiques se répandent beaucoup plus que vous ne le pensez et elles transmettent bien pire que la maladie de Lyme

La maladie de Lyme monopolise une grande partie de l'attention lorsqu'il est question des problèmes causés par les tiques. Mais il en existe une quantité d'autres aussi dangereuses, voire plus.
There’s a short window between when a tick bites and when it passes on bacteria or virus. MSU Ag Communications, Courtesy Dr. Tina Nations

Ticks spread plenty more for you to worry about beyond Lyme disease

Tick-borne diseases are becoming more common in the United States. A public health entomologist outlines some of the lesser-known threats ticks pose to human health.
Dogs often react with great fear to July 4th celebrations. Border collies such as this dog are especially sensitive to loud noises. Leigh Prather/Shutterstock.com

Every dog has its day, but it’s not the Fourth of July

Millions of Americans love the fireworks on July 4, but millions of dogs will tremble in fear. A vet explains the causes and solutions to this doggie dilemma.
Oh-so-cute raccoons can carry diseases and also fight with pets. If you don’t want raccoons around, minimize food sources such as bird seed. Nancy Salmon/Shutterstock.com

How to handle raccoons, snakes and other critters in your yard (hint: not with a thermos)

As humans encroach on wildlife habitats, it's only natural that wildlife come into yards and playgrounds. Here are some tips to peacefully coexist, or to keep critters away if you don't want that.
While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, very few do. David J. Phillip/AP

Let’s get real with college athletes about their chances of going pro

While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, statistics – and the upcoming NFL draft – show most are sadly mistaken and would be well served to earn their degrees.
Students at Person High School use cardboard goggles to take a virtual tour of University of North Carolina campuses. Person County Schools

Virtual reality tours give rural students a glimpse of college life

A new virtual campus tour project in North Carolina could change the way students in rural or otherwise remote areas are able to 'see' prospective colleges without ever leaving their high schools.
A self-driving car heads into the woods. Matthew Doude

Driving autonomous cars off the beaten path

One-third of roads in the U.S. are unpaved; plenty more have faded or obscured road markings. Today's self-driving vehicles can't go on them, and will need new algorithms to handle those conditions.

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