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plastic stacked up in landfill

POLLUTION PROBLEM  While some plastic is recycled, most ends up accumulating in landfills. Plastics that are easier to recycle could help change that.

illustration of a dragon breathing fire

Dragon fire is the realm of fantasy. But if a dragon did exist, nature has the tools to give it fire-breathing abilities.

illustration of two atoms

GETTING TOGETHER  For the first time, researchers have picked out two specific atoms and smashed them into each other (as suggested in this artist's conception) to form a single molecule.

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