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The development of a new additive that helps meld incompatible types of plastic together, which holds important implications for recycling, has won the 2017 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize.
After eating plastic particles like those that accumulate in the ocean, the fish are less successful at hatching and escaping predators, among other changes.
AAAS staff members taught young boat-builders about buoyancy and density on the South Lawn of the White House.
Nations need to improve their waste management strategies to "turn off the tap" of plastic flowing into the world's oceans.
Learn about what it's like to work in science with our series of interviews with STEM professionals.