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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.

When Is a Sale Not a Sale? Los Angeles City Attorney Sues Retailers Over False Reference Pricing

The Los Angeles city attorney is suing four major retailers over falsely inflated “original” ...


Is There Life On Mars? Martian Air Could Finally Provide the Answer

Military biohazard laser could be used in the search for life on Mars and ...


Elon Musk Wants to Beam The Internet From Space

Elon Musk and his aerospace company plan to launch 4,425 satellites in a bid ...


Scientists Accidentally Turn Air Pollution into Usable Fuel

Nanotechnology scientists accidentally discover a potential solution to the renewable-energy puzzle.