Like fossils: half a century of plastics are buried in layers of sediment
Nature & Science

Like fossils: half a century of plastics are buried in layers of sediment

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them. Now, a new study has found that plastics have been building dramatically in the sediment record since 1945.Credit: Wikipedia CommonsTheresearch, published in Science Advances Wednesday, looked at a single…

What Would a 21st Century Moon Base Look Like?
Green Energy

What Would a 21st Century Moon Base Look Like?

NASA’s Artemis program, along with the Lunar Gateway, is singularly focused on humanity’s return to the moon. But unlike the Apollo program, NASA will be leaning on companies to provide a lot of the hardware and know-how. And some of them have already submitted designs.Piecing together these disparate visions for humanity’s first off-planet outpost, we…