Caterpillars may be the answer to the world's plastic pollution.
There is a reason why we shouldn't dump our trash in the ocean: they smell like food to sea birds.
A team of Stanford engineers led by Yi Cui have developed a plastic-based textile that, if woven into clothing, could cool your body far more efficiently than any other fabric we wear today.
Although there are some companies that advertise "BPA-free" products, these items may actually not be safer. Scientists have found that a substitute to BPA, called BPS (Bisphenol S) may actually speed up embryonic development and disrupt the reproductive system.
Researchers have developed a new graphene oxide "paper" that changes under a small amount of strain.
It turns out that some 3D printed objects may actually be toxic. Scientists have found that some parts produced by commercial 3D printers are toxic to certain fish embryos.
Plastic trash can be found around the world-even the Arctic. Scientists have found that this marine litter is present at the sea surface of Arctic waters, though they're still unsure how it made it so far north.
Scientists have found that all seven species of marine turtles that they studied can ingest or become entangled in the discarded debris that currently litters the oceans.
Imagine if plastic bags weren't such an environmental hazard. Imagine if instead they were made out of biodegradable materials.
Meal worms could be the answer in solving the issue of plastic waste. Scientists are conducting ongoing experiments with meal worms whose digestive systems are optimal for breaking down the environmental hazard.
Scientists have discovered that microbeads are spreading across the world's seas, affecting water quality, wildlife, and resources used by people.