New York Times – After a vote (and a century of research), the standard measure for mass is redefined, and the long reign of Le Grand K is ended.
HuffPost – Scientists say there’s more to the pollution problem than the huge masses of debris that grab public attention.
HuffPost – If the much-hyped system is a success, the tricky question is how to deal with all the plastic waste it will bring back.
New York Times – Museum conservators are racing to figure out how to preserve modern artworks and historical objects that are disintegrating.
New York Times – Decades ago, synthetic polymers became popular because they were cheap and durable. Now, scientists are creating material that self-destructs or breaks down for reuse on command.
C&EN – Combining UV disinfection with a photocatalytic membrane helps to reduce the bacteria and their genes in wastewater.
C&EN – Data sharing project lays groundwork for contaminant “early warning network.”
C&EN – Bacteria and sperm have natural advantages over synthetic nanomotors when navigating the body’s byways.
New York Times – The tiny creatures live on rock nodules containing metals like iron, cobalt and copper that are targeted for deep-sea mining in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.