USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth

You may remember last year when the USDA approved a field trial of genetically modified mosquitos in Florida. Although there were the usual ideologically opposed protests the trial is progressing. Well, last week the USDA approved another field trial of a GM insect, this time the diamondback moth. The diamondback moth is an invasive species… Read More USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth

Ancient Crystal Could Push Back Record of Life by Hundreds of Millions of Years

Interesting news. Scientists have potentially discovered the hallmarks of the earliest ever life on earth. It takes the form of tiny particles of 12carbon-rich graphite in a crystal of zircon. The crystal was taken from Jack Hills in Australia, famous for the age of its rocks, and is only 70 or so microns across. Of… Read More Ancient Crystal Could Push Back Record of Life by Hundreds of Millions of Years