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Testing a stream with tampons

GLOW STICKS  David Lerner uses traditional instruments to test a stream for water pollution, but is field testing a better, cheaper tool: tampons that glow when they soak up chemicals.

person pouring detergent into washing machine

WASHED OUT  Detergents with bleach or bleach alternatives can take out chunks of antibacterial silver nanoparticles in addition to tough stains.

 Venable Ice Shelf

MELTDOWN   Antarctica’s Venable Ice Shelf, shown, is on track to disappear within a century, new research shows.

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