Why Isn’t Cling Wrap as Good as It Used to Be?

“Back in my day, cling wrap was so much better!” Have you ever wondered why cling wrap doesn’t seem to work as well as you remember it to?

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7 Organisms That Can Clean Toxic Waste

Toxic waste, by definition, is harmful to living things, but there are actually a bunch of plants, animals, fungi, and microbes that can help us clean it up!

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The Toughest, Biggest, and Hottest Science of 2017

2017 has been an eventful year, so as it comes to a close we’d like to look back at some of its most superlative science.

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Wax worms
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-26/common-catepillar-can-eat-plastic-bags-at-high-speeds/8472368
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/25/plastic-eating-bugs-wax-moth-caterpillars-bee

Titanosaurs
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http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1860/20171219
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Hottest year
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