We’ve rounded up the most interesting discoveries from this week’s Quartz Daily Brief newsletters. Get the Daily Brief in your inbox every morning, for free! Each day includes a section with surprising discoveries, along with a selection of important and interesting news from the global economy, curated by Quartz.
A skin patch could prevent peanut allergies
The patch was statistically superior to a placebo in reducing sensitivity to the nuts.
Australian wildfires have worsened African droughts and Atlantic hurricanes
The blazes set off a rare three-year La Niña from late 2019 through 2022 as smoke shifted cloud and rain belts.
Camping enthusiasts have a new reason not to bathe
Soap can cause mosquitoes to swarm. Read more little-known facts about mosquitoes.
There’s a collective noun for that
An extensive catalog supplies every word for a group of individual things you could possibly want, but fair warning, no one really has a say over which words are correct.
Don’t bother looking up... for another century
It’s unlikely a killer asteroid will strike in that time frame, although smaller ones sure might.
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