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Microplastics in Fresh Water Are Mostly Laundry Lint

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Microplastics in Fresh Water Are Mostly Laundry Lint

Credit: Getty ImagesMicroplastic particles are everywhere, but in freshwater systems, 60 percent of particles are clothing lint from laundry. Plastic waste breaks down into ever smaller pieces, becoming tiny enough to waft in the air and flow in the water. A study published in June found that a person, on average, inhales or swallows at…

As it readies a test for vaping additives, cannabis testing company Cannalysis raises $22 million

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As it readies a test for vaping additives, cannabis testing company Cannalysis raises $22 million

Cannalysis, a testing company for cannabis, has raised $22.6 million in a new round of financing as it prepares to bring a new test for vaping additives to the market. The test, which the company is preparing to unveil later this week, will test for the presence and amount of Vitamin E acetate, a chemical…

Ginkgo Bioworks’ dev shop for genetic programming is now worth $4 billion

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Ginkgo Bioworks’ dev shop for genetic programming is now worth $4 billion

Ginkgo Bioworks is now worth $4 billion after a $290 million capital infusion that will give the company the cash to dramatically expand its developer shop for genetic programming. The Boston-based company is one of a handful of U.S.-based early-stage companies that are on the forefront of developing the tools to modify genetic material for…

I rented West Elm home decor through my Rent the Runway subscription — here’s how it worked and what it looked like

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I rented West Elm home decor through my Rent the Runway subscription — here’s how it worked and what it looked like

Rent the Runway Sometimes all it takes is a little change to make your living space look and feel brand new again. You can now rent home decor like pillows and throws through Rent the Runway’s new partnership with West Elm. They come in bundles that take the place of one of your rental spots…

Scientists working on clothing to prevent mosquito bites

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Scientists working on clothing to prevent mosquito bites

A mosquito hits the buffet line.  Getty Images Mosquitoes, the thirsty little bloodsuckers, are one of the deadliest animals in the world. As a carrier for some particularly nasty diseases, researchers have found themselves in a seemingly never-ending quest to ward them off. Scientists have come up with ingenious new ways to eradicate them entirely,…

Here’s how the latest round of Trump’s tariffs will affect you (yes, you)

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Here’s how the latest round of Trump’s tariffs will affect you (yes, you)

The president’s trade war with China is heating up, and come Sunday average American consumers will be right in the crosshairs. While earlier tariffs affected raw goods, like soybeans, cogs, sprockets, and other things that consumers don’t really care about outside of math-class story problems, the tariffs going into effect on Sunday are targeted at…

When you’re done with this T-shirt, bury it. It turns into worm food in 12 weeks

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When you’re done with this T-shirt, bury it. It turns into worm food in 12 weeks

Our landfills are crammed with clothes. The EPA estimates that 10.5 million tons of textiles are thrown into them every year, representing 7.6% of all landfill waste. The problem is that most of our clothes contain some sort of synthetic material, which takes hundreds of years to decompose, so they take up space on our…

Microplastics in Fresh Water Mostly Laundry Lint

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Microplastics in Fresh Water Mostly Laundry Lint

Credit: Getty ImagesMicroplastic particles are everywhere, but in freshwater systems 60 percent of particles are clothing lint from laundry. Plastic waste breaks down into ever smaller pieces, becoming tiny enough to waft in the air and flow in the water. A study published in June found that a person on average inhales or swallows at…

The most reviled form of UX design is also the most common

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The most reviled form of UX design is also the most common

You aren’t the only one annoyed by incessant push notifications on your phone, from random clothing sales to “breaking” news that is barely news at all.According to a new survey, the number one reason people delete an app is because they receive too many irrelevant notifications, which make them a real liability for overzealous businesses.…

How to do laundry when traveling and all the things you need to do it

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How to do laundry when traveling and all the things you need to do it

Amazon Doing laundry while traveling can be downright annoying — from pricey hotel laundry fees to finding a local laundromat.We’ve broken down the steps and products you need to make washing clothes while traveling hassle-free.Start by packing low-maintenance, lightweight clothes that are quick drying, and bring alongfew compact laundry supplies like a stain removal pen,…