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More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution

The only thing worse than being lied to is not knowing you’re being lied to. It’s true that plastic pollution is a huge problem, of planetary …

Sustainability

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work – a chemist explains

Scientists recently discovered a strain of bacteria that can literally eat the plastic used to make bottles<p>The plastic bottles we throw away today …

Biology

Scientists Discover Enzyme That Eats The Worst Polluting Plastics

'Serendipity often plays a significant role in fundamental scientific research'.<p>Two scientists have accidentally stumbled upon an organic enzyme that …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Failure To Save A Child In Wartime Inspires Wound-Healing Tech

The Afghan boy arrived at the U.S. military hospital in Kandahar with severe burns from the chest down. He was about 5.<p>"I knew as soon as I saw him it was just too much surface area," says Kit Parker, who, at the time, was an Army Civil Affairs officer working with Afghan villagers. "I knew he was …

Cotton Candy

Qantas: First ever US-Australia flight powered by mustard seeds takes off

A Qantas Boeing 787 travelling on 29 January is the first ever US to Australia flight to be powered by mustard seed-based biofuel.<p>Flight QF96 from …

We Finally Understand How Meteors Explode When They Reach Earth's Atmosphere

It's so much cooler than just "burning up".<p>Earth is no stranger to meteors. In fact, meteor showers are a regular occurrence, where small objects …

These 3D-printed Wi-Fi-connected gadgets don’t need batteries to work

Researchers have made plastic gears and switches that reflect ambient WiFi<p>Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a way to 3D …

Research Shows That Earthworms Can Thrive Even in Mars Soil

Space worms FTW!<p>Good news, aspiring Martian farmers! The soil composition of Mars oughtn't hinder earthworm reproduction, if experiments here on …

This Is the Most Popular Mashed Potato Recipe on Pinterest

Mashed potatoes are my favorite side dish for Thanksgiving. Yes, green bean casserole can be nice, and I'm always down for stuffing, but there's …

Mysterious Particles Are Slamming Into Earth—But Why?

New observations stir up debate over an abundance of antimatter found in our atmosphere.<p>A cosmic engine is hurling strange particles at Earth—and new observations, published today in the journal <i>Science</i>, are complicating the hunt for the culprit.<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected an …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.<p>In 1992, 1,700 independent scientists signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." The letter warned that "human beings and …

Climate Change

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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15 Soups to Make in the Slow Cooker and Eat All Week Long

After a steamy summer of living without soup (besides the occasional gazpacho), the cooler days of September immediately bring a serious craving for …

Cooking

FROM SHOP TO LOFT

Jacopo Gallito<p>as Architects<p>This accommodation/studio has been built for a young professional from Torino in the rooms where there had been a store up …

Architecture

Watch 100 Years Of Men’s Hairstyles In Under 2 Minutes

In honor of Movember, the 12th episode of Cut Video's hit "100 Years of Beauty" series takes on the evolution of men's hair (facial and otherwise) …

Hair

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

My Best Stuff<p>The rising Toronto rapper tells us all about his custom jacket guy, and why nothing beats nostalgic treats.<p>By Yang-Yi Goh23 hours …

Lifestyle

Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

Music