Plastic bags are killing us
If there’s one thing ... bags has slashed their use by more than 90 percent since 2002. In flood-prone Bangladesh, where plastic bags choked drainage systems, the bags have been banned since 2002. The problem with plastic bags isn’t just where they end ...
What Can Kids Learn By Doing Dangerous Things?
TULLEY: (Laughing) And by the end of the night, I had five or six kids signed ... RAZ: Gever Tulley - his talk is called "Five Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do." Check it out at ted.npr.org. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging
"But there is no such thing as the perfect plastic material," Brody says. So a lot of our packaging is made by combining different types of food-grade plastic. Potato Chip Bags Take a bag of potato chips. It's mostly made out of a plastic called oriented ...
It’s Not ‘The End of Men’—But They Are in Trouble
But perhaps it’s not the end of men at all—just the beginning of a newer, better version. There are a few things that happen when you attempt ... Even sperm seems to have become a matriarchy: at a company called MicroStart, which offers a yet-to ...
What’s That Thing? Tin Foil Box Edition
These little tabs are called end locks. Their appointed task is to hold the roll of foil or plastic ... their aluminum foil boxes until 1996. The explanatory text was added shortly after. So why don’t more consumers know about these wonderful things?