Matt Hill

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From trash to treasure: Scientists turn plastic bottles and bags into liquid fuel

In the future, perhaps we'll be mining our landfills and fishing through our oceans for the raw materials to make fuel. Using a two-catalyst process, a joint U.S.-China team of researchers has figured out how to take discarded plastic products, from grocery bags to plastic bottles, and turn them …

Pollution

Study tallies the payback for humans and planet of eating more plants and less meat

If the world increased its consumption of fruits and vegetables and maxed out its average weekly red meat consumption at just over 10 ounces, about 5.1 million premature deaths would be averted annually, and projected greenhouse gas emissions in 2050 would be pared 29%, new research has …

The Earth Has Lungs. Watch Them Breathe.

What a difference a leaf makes! Well, not one leaf. We have 3.1 trillion trees on our planet—that’s 422 trees per person. If we count all the leaves on all those trees and take a look at what they do collectively to the air around us, the effect—and I do not exaggerate—is stunning. I’ve got a video …

This Brooklyn Apartment Building Has Its Own Slack Channel

A trendy apartment building in Brooklyn, N.Y. is offering its tenants a surprising feature as part of their monthly rent checks: Slack.<p>Common, which …

Beyond Flint: In The South, Another Water Crisis Has Been Unfolding For Years

It's not simply Flint that has bad water. The Michigan city, which has grabbed headlines recently for its rampant water contamination, is joined in that dubious distinction by another town, much farther south: St. Joseph, La.<p>"It's just a given fact that at some point during the week, you're going …

Biotech giant publishes failures to confirm high-profile science

Amgen posts three studies at new online channel for discussing reproducibility.<p>A biotechnology firm is releasing data on three failed efforts to …

Playboy's first non-nude issue is an 'ode to Snapchat'

Last October, <i>Playboy</i> announced that after 62 years in print it was getting rid of its nudes in an effort to appeal to younger readers. Now, the magazine has unveiled the cover of its first ever "non-nude" issue, and, somewhat inevitably, it's Snapchat themed — featuring the app's familiar …