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Kat Merck

Kat Merck is a freelance writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. An amateur naturalist who studied forestry and natural resources at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, she writes on a wide range of topics for local and national publications.
Amber

Scientists Find 100 Million Year-Old Flowers Perfectly Preserved In Amber

Researchers find a previously undiscovered ancient flower preserved in amber.

Vitamin, B12, B6

Popular Vitamin Supplement Appears To Cause Lung Cancer In Men

Vitamins B6 and B12 are taken by many to increase energy, but it turns ...

probiotics sepsis deaths

The Key to Preventing Infant Deaths from Sepsis Could Be in Your Fridge

Probiotics have been found to reduce Indian infant deaths from sepsis by 40 percent.

Sponge

You May Have Been Cleaning Your Sponge Wrong All This Time

Your dish sponge may actually be the least clean thing in your kitchen, according ...

Tesla

Tesla Begins Installations of Its Solar Roof On Employees’ Homes

Tesla installs its first much-anticipated Solar Roof tiles on its CEO and CTO’s homes, ...

Diamonds

Companies Can Now Turn Your Deceased Love Ones into Diamonds

Swiss company Algordanza can turn your spouse, parent or pet into a real diamond.

Macaroni

Boxed Macaroni and Cheese Contains Phthalates––Should You Still Eat It?

Toxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals are still finding their way into your food. The latest culprit? ...

Bacteria

The Bacteria in Your Gut Could Explain Your Mood

Scientists find a new link between human behavior and gut flora.

Forgetting

Forgetting Things Might Help You Make Smarter Decisions

Scientists have proven that being forgetful actually helps people make better decisions.