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// by Kylie Bielby

The New Team Sniffing Out Landmines

Over 60 million people living in 59 countries from Angola to Cambodia, do so in daily fear of landmines and other remnants of past conflict. Detecting these weapons is very tedious and therefore expensive while global funding is declining.  Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Move Over K9s, 2020 is the Year of the Rat!

The southern giant pouched rats, which are larger than regular rats, use their excellent sense of smell to sniff out landmines. Dogs are not as suitable for this work due to their weight, which is enough to trigger a landmine. Keep Reading

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