Irish teen invents method to remove microplastics from ocean
Aug02

Irish teen invents method to remove microplastics from ocean

A teen from Ireland may have found the solution to rid world’s oceans from the microplastics that are near impossible to remove. Fionn Ferreira, 18, designed a new method for the extraction of microplastics, or particles of plastic less than 5 millimeters in diameter, as part of the Google Science Fair, an online competition open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. He first produced microplastics to remove from the water...

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‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot to play Hedy Lamarr in miniseries
Aug02

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot to play Hedy Lamarr in miniseries

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is taking on a real-life woman’s remarkable history. Showtime said Friday that Gadot will play actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr in a limited series. Lamarr, a stunning beauty who came to Hollywood from Europe in the late 1930s, worked with top stars including Judy Garland and Clark Gable. “Ziegfeld Girl” in 1941 and 1940’s “Boom Town” were among...

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Stolen goods on Amazon? Shoppers won’t care, experts say
Aug02

Stolen goods on Amazon? Shoppers won’t care, experts say

News of an alleged Amazon theft ring involving contract delivery drivers is unlikely to make a dent in the online shopping giant’s massive business. But it may make people more wary of letting deliveries into their house when they aren’t there — a nascent project from both Amazon and Walmart . WHAT HAPPENED WITH AMAZON? The theft ring, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit, involved Amazon contract drivers stealing...

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Brazil deforestation monitor out after Bolsonaro blasts
Aug02

Brazil deforestation monitor out after Bolsonaro blasts

The president of the Brazilian agency that monitors deforestation in the Amazon is leaving his position following criticism by President Jair Bolsonaro of the agency’s reports on deforestation. The ministry of science and technology on Friday confirmed the departure of Ricardo Galvao, who has repeatedly defended his agency’s satellite data, which has been criticized by Bolsonaro. The agency says 920 square kilometers (370...

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Series aims to tell wildlife stories from different view
Aug02

Series aims to tell wildlife stories from different view

Lupita Nyong’o remembers clearly the first time she touched a giraffe. She was 5, and it was part of her childhood education growing up in Kenya to appreciate the wildlife around her. “They weren’t exotic, they were there,” she recalled. Over the years, the Oscar-winning actress has been involved in conservation efforts to preserve wildlife, and has spent time touring the national parks of her homeland where...

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