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Better than the landfill: Pyro

Better than the landfill: Pyrolysis turns plastic bags into crude oil

Walk down any city street and you’ll undoubtedly see an underlying commonality: plastic bags. Either littered about the gutter or being used by a passer–by, plastic bags are everywhere. Plastic bags are inexpensive to produce, easy to transport, and take about half a millennia to biodegrade. Read More...

Olympic Spirit

Olympic Spirit

Though the water out of the tap in Sochi may be yellow at times, the powerful Olympic spirit of camaraderie still flows clearer than ever. Of course there is competition and differing attitudes, but the general support for gay rights, and the fact that it is an issue for international attention, is Read More...

Blue light special for alertne

Blue light special for alertness

If you’re looking to improve your attention or reaction time, if you struggle with daytime sleepiness, or if you simply have some late-night work to do—simply switching your standard light bulb for a blue one might be a big help. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston compared Read More...

Minute minnow makes big comeba

Minute minnow makes big comeback

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service announced that the Oregon minnow, also known as the Oregon chub, would be be removed from the Endangered Species List. The 2–inch long Oregon chub is poised to be the first fish ever recovered from the Endangered Species List. The Oregon chub was declared Read More...

From vandalism to art

From vandalism to art

Baltimore, MD Backed by the City of Baltimore, street arts project Open Walls Baltimore is unparalleled in terms of size and magnitude. Located in Baltimore’s arts district and curated by Gaia, one of the hottest street artists around, Open Walls Baltimore is comprised of 23 murals created by Read More...

Music plays an optimistic note

Music plays an optimistic note for cancer patients

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Nursing have started using music to help young cancer patients understand their illness. The study followed 113 young people ages 11 to 24 and assessed how well music aided them throughout the course of their treatment, sometimes involving stem cell Read More...