Chickens, it seems, did a lot more than cross roads and make bad jokes. Researchers recently took a closer look at Hawaii's mysterious feral chicken population - wild hens that have overrun the Island of Kauai. Before this work, people could only speculate as to how the birds got there, but now experts suspect that their strange origins may help save the poultry industry.
Researchers have determined that antibiotic-resistant malaria is spreading once again, making its way from the little-known country of Myanmar to India. This has experts panicking, because if this strain of resistance travels from Asia into mosquito populations on the African sub-continent, millions of lives could be at risk.