Now scientists discovered a strain of bacteria, the first of its kind, that can degrade the harmful compounds in polyurethane products — a positive step toward reducing the amount of plastic pollution in the environment. The findings were published last week in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. A group of German researchers identified the bacterium […]

It’s no secret phones can get pretty dirty over time — in fact, they’ve been shown to harbor 10-times more bacteria than toilet seats. But fear not, as there are plenty of solutions out there for cleaning and taking care of your phone. From antimicrobial screen protectors to UV-C sanitation to screen cleaning kits, it’s […]

Dr. Jared Burks was on a break from working at the hospital — where he is on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic — when a tornado struck and destroyed his family’s home in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday. “We are all safe,” his wife, Alyssa Burks, wrote on Facebook. “Our house is gone. Jared […]

Josef Neumann, 72, was injured in a machete attack in Monsey, New York, during a Hanukkah celebration, his daughter Nicky Kohen told CNN Sunday night. He died of his injuries Sunday, Kohen said. Neumann was one of five people assaulted in the attack on December 28 and was the most severely injured, his daughter said. […]

Lonnie Franklin, known as the “Grim Sleeper,” was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. An autopsy is being performed to determine the 67-year-old’s cause of death, but there were no signs of trauma, the statement said. He was a former city trash […]