Michelle Douglass

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CRISPR, the fancy new technology that lets people edit genes, could have an unprecedented and horrific consequence

The method, known as CRISPR, holds the potential to fix genetic defects that cause disease in humans. And researchers are also experimenting with tweaking the genes of other animals. For example, you could modify mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading horrific diseases like malaria and dengue …

Genetics

In the 'new North,' forest fires are permanently altering the landscape

Scientists are warning that intense wildfires in the northernmost areas of North America are changing the composition of the tundra ecosystem, degrading permafrost and contributing to a northward migration of trees, all of which have serious implications for the future of the climate.<p>Warming air …

Forests

U.S. men’s soccer team earns berth in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals

U.S. national-team soccer<p>Men are in semifinals<p>Jerome Kiesewetter scored twice as the U.S. Under-23 men’s team routed Cuba 6-1 on Saturday in Kansas …

A Stanford researcher found a bizarre way to cut down on trash in the US

And new studies from Stanford suggest that these creepy crawlers could be incredibly good for the environment.<p>Two papers, published in Environmental Science and Technology this week, found that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, turning a huge source of waste into compost that can be safely used on …

Pollution