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A coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female yellow fever mosquito. A new book shows in intricate detail the mini-beasts that inhabit our homes, clothes and even our bodies. Micro Monsters features over 80 of the world's most horrible insects and microscopic beasts with full-colour annotated photographs, lively accompanying texts and facts and figures...

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The recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil is now being linked to genetically modified mosquitoes developed by the British biotech company Oxitec, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Oxitec has been releasing the genetically modified Aedes mosquitoes into the wild in Brazil since 2011 to battle dengue fever. The company …

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