Our planet has a plastic problem. Accumulated waste and constant production have resulted in mounds of trash around the globe and bobbing in our oceans. Recycling is a good step, but it is limited by the technology's availability and the condition of the plastic in question. With 175 million tonnes (192.9 million tons) of plastic ending up in landfills or as litter per year of the 400 million tonnes (440 million tons)
Posts by Madeleine Muzdakis
Meteorites are fascinating. These space rocks plummet through our atmosphere, burning away, and often shatter on impact.
Bees are critical to American agriculture. They pollinate over $15 billion worth of crops across our country each year.
What's the value of seaweed? A new study published in Nature Communications suggest the value of the sea plant goes far beyond sushi. Researchers valued kelp forests, forests of large brown algae, at about $465 billion and $562 billion per year worldwide due to their positive impact on commercial fisheries and the environment. This flora also absorbs 4.5 million tonnes (4.96 tons) of carbon dioxide annually, rather like forests on land.
Earning a PhD is an impressive feat.
Early in the morning on September 26, 1894, the crew of the 191-foot Ironton—a schooner barge—was in a panic.
Peanut allergies are at the very least inconvenient and at the worst deadly. Over 4.6 million adults in the U.S. are allergic to the legumes. For young children, discovering one's allergy can be a dangerous time. A new study published in ACS Nano might offer a potential cure for peanut allergies by using mRNA lipid nanoparticles to “train” the body out of an allergy. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Imagine strolling down a beautiful beach, enjoying the crisp sea breeze, when all of a sudden you look up and...
A beautiful pink and white agate crystal has sat in the archives of London's Natural History Museum since 1883.
Most people who emerge from caves these days are either enthusiastic spelunkers or people in need of rescue. However, one Spanish extreme athlete purposely chose to descend below the earth and remain in a cave all alone, cut off from the world, in the name of scientific research. After 500 days underground, 50-year-old Beatriz Flamini emerged on Friday, April 14, 2023, back into the light.
One way to understand the past is to listen to the music of the time.
After a hard day's work, ancient people liked to unwind at the pub just like modern folks.