Researchers have a cheap, easy way for cleaning up oil spills: letting plants do the work. Why isn’t it used more often?
They both contain insecticides called pyrethrins, used in ancient Persia. Today we use them in lice-killing shampoos.
Humans and mosquitoes share a surprising amount of genes and have similar hunger controls.
New polymers meant to either biodegrade or to last longer would reduce waste. So what is taking science so long to create them? Well, it's complicated.