Tainted water: the scientists tracing thousands of fluorinated chemicals in our environment

Nature – Researchers are struggling to assess the dangers of nondegradable compounds used in clothes, foams and food wrappings.

Big Business Wants You To Think It’s Fixing The Plastic Crisis. Don’t Buy It.

HuffPost – Here’s what corporations don’t want you to know.

IBM Reveals 8-Bit Analog Chip With Phase-Change Memory

IEEE Spectrum – Researchers used the chip to test a simple neural net and identify numerals with 100 percent accuracy.

Meet The Men Who Ditched Well Paid Jobs In Big Energy To Tackle Climate Change

HuffPost – Lition Energy uses blockchain to connect consumers directly with renewable power plants.

The Kilogram is Dead. Long Live the Kilogram!

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.

A Huge Mystery About Ocean Plastics Remains Unsolved

HuffPost – Scientists say there’s more to the pollution problem than the huge masses of debris that grab public attention.

This Ocean Cleanup System Aims To Collect 50 Tons Of Plastic. But Then What?

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.

These Cultural Treasures Are Made of Plastic. Now They’re Falling Apart.

New York Times – Museum conservators are racing to figure out how to preserve modern artworks and historical objects that are disintegrating.

Designing the Death of a Plastic

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.

    “The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?” - Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone