Mark Miller

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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Exclusive: New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment<p>We are living on a plastic planet. What does that mean for our health?<p>Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, …

Pollution

Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes ‘could solve zika crisis’

Releasing GM mosquitoes in Brazil has seen populations of infectious insects fall by 90 per cent<p>Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by zika to bring the current crisis under control, scientists have claimed.<p>Thousands of babies have been born with …

11 Crazy Gene-Hacking Things We Can Do with CRISPR

New gene-editing technologies are revolutionizing biology by giving scientists the tools to dramatically alter organisms' DNA and resulting physical traits. What will we do with this new power? And what have we already done?<p>CRISPR/Cas9 is a futuristic gene-editing technology that is either the key …

Genetics

Scientists Are Working to Drill a Mile-and-a-Half Hole Into the Earth

Geologists have been trying to drill down into the Earth's mantle for more than 50 years—and they finally may get there in the near future.<p>On the seafloor at a location in the Indian Ocean called the Atlantis Bank, about 800 miles southeast of Madagascar, scientists are working to drill 1.6 miles …

Earth Science

A major scientific organization just refuted NASA's 99.9% prediction that an earthquake will hit LA before 2018

When the news of this disturbing statistic hit headlines, the US Geological Survey took action. Established in 1979, the USGS has major offices across the country that focus on policies related to Earth sciences including risk from earthquakes and damage from fracking.<p>In a rare event, the …

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

A new study pieces together the puzzle of insect evolution

A new study of insect evolution — the largest of its kind ever undertaken — has uncovered some surprising new information, confirmed some long-held hypotheses and may lead researchers toward a more comprehensive understanding of evolution.<p>One hundred scientists from 10 countries worked together to …

The 10 foods you should eat every day

3) Probiotic yoghurt<p>Probiotics, found in a number of yoghurts are the micro-organisms naturally found in the human digestive tract that improve the …

Adventure: Backpack Hunting In The High Sierra

With an average annual hunter success rate of 7%, the D7 hunting zone of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California is one of the toughest regions to …

Backpacking