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Plastics dangerously harming marine ecosystems

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 15:57

Up till now it was unknown to researchers whether ingested plastic transfers chemical additives or pollutants to wildlife, but a new study has shown that toxic concentrations of pollutants and additives enter the tissue of animals that have eaten microplastic.

Just 2 weeks in space may damage astronauts` eyes, genes

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 16:03

Just 13 days in space may be enough to cause profound changes in eye structure and gene expression, scientists have found.