We Suck: There Are Now Over 5 Trillion Pieces Of Plastic In The Ocean

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Sustainable Coastlines Human beings have put over 250,000 tons of plastic into the world’s oceans, a new study has found, an estimate researchers called “highly conservative.” A team from the Five Gyres Institute in Los Angeles made 24 trips between 2007 and 2013, observing or collecting plastic from 1,571 locations, the Washington Post reports. Most […]

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Early Intervention With Potentially Autistic Babies Could Eliminate Disorder’s Effects

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Raising a baby who shows signs of autism is a difficult experience, but a new child-rearing method can seemingly reverse autism in children. Potentially autistic children, who often display characteristics of the disorder within their first year, seem to have very little interest in person-to-person interaction and facial recognition. In a University of California Davis study, researchers […]

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Research Explains How To Stop ‘Mean Girls’ Cliques From Starting

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Paramount Pictures/Mean girls Mean girl groups, like the legendary Plastics, don’t exist because of parenting or wealth. They may be the result of school environments. Researcher Daniel A. McFarland, a Stanford University professor of education, led a team investigating the “network ecology,” or organizational infrastructure, of high school. They found large schools with more classes and diverse students […]

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Male Birth Control Proved Successful In Baboons Could Be Available To Humans By 2017

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The world-changing miracle that is male birth control has proven successful in baboons and could be available for human use as soon as 2017. It’s called Vasalgel, and unlike female birth control, it is entirely risk-free and requires just a single treatment. First imagined by India’s Dr. Sujoy Guha over 15 years ago, Vasalgel involves […]

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