Polystyrene (or Styrofoam) can be broken up by exposure to the sun. It might help explain some of the millions of ocean plastic that's missing.
Tobacco companies understand the harm their products cause to society. Coming up with new fangled ways to reduce that harm doesn't address the route cause. IQOS may have entered the US market at an "opportune" time, but the best way forward is to find ways to reduce smoking in all forms.
PG&E's struggle: A climate-change caused bankruptcy that's trying to recover in a world where the impacts of the climate crisis worsen.
It's hard to beat the market. Robert Murray tried his best to find support from the Trump Administration, which has made it a mission to save coal, but it seems to have come to nought. The decline of coal in the US continues apace.
"The law—known as section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—was established in the 1990s, at a time when the internet was in its infancy, and helped to give rise to internet giants, from Google to Facebook, by offering legal immunity to the companies for third party comments, in effect treating them
"The law—known as section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—was established in the 1990s, at a time when the internet was in its infancy, and helped to give rise to internet giants, from Google to Facebook, by offering legal immunity to the companies for third party comments, in effect treating them as distributors of content and not publishers."
There's a good reason why Elon Musk has said that building a mass-market electric car is harder than building a rocket. Dyson is smart to kill the dream before losing too much money on the endeavor. Would have been better to see him find ways to integrate his work with existing large car companies—all are pivoting to electric.
At 97, Goodenough became the oldest person to win the Nobel Prize. He continues to go to the lab to take lithium-ion batteries to the next stage of development.
XKCD summed it up well: "We're living during the time when they're first discovering other planetary systems. We're discovering destinations to choose from!"
The one week in the year where we truly celebrate science. See how methods of uncovering facts receive more attention. It's not often we recognize that importance and Nobel Prizes are a great reason to celebrate it.