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Worms Inspire Waste-Degrading Tools

      • Edited for fluidity; Wax Worms Inspire the Development of Waste-Degrading Tools

People create approximately 300 million tons of plastic, or 600 million pounds.

      • You could reorder this sentence to make it more fluid, you also need to be sure to include all relevant information; for example, People create approximately 300 million tons, or 600 million pounds, of plastic trash each year.

About half of that stays in landfills.

      • Sentence would be more effective if it was longer and you used different wording; About half of this trash is deposited in landfills, which pollutes the Earth's oceans.

However, researchers in Spain and England found a worm, the wax moth's larvae, that can efficiently deteriorate polyethylene, or plastic.

      • This sentence is good, just add a bit more information for clarity; However, researchers in Spain and England have discovered that the wax moth's larvae can efficiently deteriorate polyethylene, which many plastics are made of.

Studies show that 100 wax worms can degenerate 92 milligrams of plastic in 12 hours and a wax worm grub paste could degrade about 13 percent of plastic films after being pasted for 14 hours.

      • Corrected for grammar; Studies show that 100 wax worms can degenerate 92 milligrams of plastic in 12 hours, and a wax worm grub paste could degrade about 13% of plastic films after being pasted for 14 hours.

The wax worms had evolved a mechanism in order to break down the plastic into a by-product, ethylene glycol.

      • Either move this sentence above the first one, or reword it to connect it to the previous sentence topic; The reason the wax worms are so effective at degrading the plastic is that they have evolved a mechanism that allows them to break down plastic into a by-product, ethylene glycol.

In the future, scientists plan to figure out what makes the wax worms degrade the plastic and apply the findings to get rid of the plastic in landfills and in the ocean.

      • Corrected for clarity; In the future, scientists plan to research how this mechanism works and then use their findings to eliminate the plastic in landfills and in the ocean.

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/plastic-eating-worms-could-inspire-waste-degrading-tools1/


Worms Inspire Waste-Degrading Tools

People create approximately 300 million tons of plastic, or 600 million pounds. About half of that stays in landfills. However, researchers in Spain and England found a worm, the wax moth's larvae, that can efficiently deteriorate polyethylene, or plastic. Studies show that 100 wax worms can degenerate 92 milligrams of plastic in 12 hours and a wax worm grub paste could degrade about 13 percent of plastic films after being pasted for 14 hours. The wax worms had evolved a mechanism in order to break down the plastic into a by-product, ethylene glycol. In the future, scientists plan to figure out what makes the wax worms degrade the plastic and apply the findings to get rid of the plastic in landfills and in the ocean.


Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/plastic-eating-worms-could-inspire-waste-degrading-tools1/

Fully Edited Article: Wax Worms Inspire the Development of Waste-Degrading Tools People create approximately 300 million tons, or 600 million pounds, of plastic trash each year. About half of this trash is deposited in landfills, which pollutes the Earth's oceans. However, researchers in Spain and England have discovered that the wax moth's larvae can efficiently deteriorate polyethylene, which many plastics are made of. Studies show that 100 wax worms can degenerate 92 milligrams of plastic in 12 hours, and a wax worm grub paste could degrade about 13% of plastic films after being pasted for 14 hours. The reason the wax worms are so effective at degrading the plastic is that they have evolved a mechanism that allows them to break down plastic into a by-product, ethylene glycol. In the future, scientists plan to research how this mechanism works and then use their findings to eliminate the plastic in landfills and in the ocean.

      • You need to work on: making sentences more fluid and including all relevant details.

Edited by Laurel Copes





Antifreeze Molecules Can Preserve Fresh Organs Even Longer

Scientists have found antifreeze molecules within wood frogs, Arctic fish, and other organisms that allow them to live in the cold. Scientists have found that the proteins in them had allowed it and they experimented the proteins on rats to see whether the proteins would work on all organisms. However, the process of obtaining these proteins is very expensive and extremely toxic to some species. Thus, they worked to create a new molecule that had both water repellent and water-loving molecules to stop the ice crystals from forming, so that it doesn't freeze the organs. This molecule has the potential to save many people and organisms from having their organs freeze, since it is nontoxic to possibly most organisms. This antifreeze molecule, even though it isn't a protein, works just like the antifreeze protein without the same appearance.






Secret Chord in Music to Happiness?

Scientists have been researching how music can make the listener feel positive and happy. Apparently, the key to this happiness and joy is the "7th chord" which is a chord with 4 notes rather than the regular 3 notes. However, the chord has its own function and purpose, so it cannot be used just as the same with a major or minor chord. In the end, people still believe that the words in the music has the greatest effect in how affects the listener's emotions, despite it's just a feeling of whether it affects the actual emotions or not. Despite music being more than just the words and how it sounds, some people believe that's all there is to it.

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/have-scientists-found-a-secret-chord-for-happy-songs/






Six Reasons Why Smartphones Cannot Replace Our Brains

1. You would need access details so often, that we tend to memorize things. Therefore, if we were to just use our phones instead of our memorization, we would waste so much time searching up and finding details that would help us in everyday life.

2. You would need to know the basics society and culture, which can't be found online most of the time. For instance, you won't be able to search up every single joke someone makes based on the culture and society.

3. Memorization allows you to remember people close to you's personal data, such as their birthdays, names, and more. If you try to find their "data" on your phone in front of them, it would hurt their feelings in that you don't care enough to remember them and their birthdays, name, and more.

4. In order to even log into your phones, accounts, or almost anything, you would have to remember your credit card information, your phone number, and etc. You still need to memorize things, even with a phone, and if you lost your phone, you would need to "remember" where you last put it.

5. By not remembering anything, you would have to search up everything on your phone, which can waste most of your time, so your productivity would be impacted heavily.

6. You would still need to know what to look up when you are searching for something on your phone, such as what search engine you will use and what you want to search up. Thus, you still have to remember these information in your brain.

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pogue-6-reasons-why-smartphones-wont-replace-our-brains/






Genetically Modified Moths Kill Their Own Kind

Moths occasionally feed on crops in farms, destroying plenty of food in the world. To stop this from happening throughout most of the year, scientists genetically engineered them to destroy other moths. The scientists gave the male moths a gene in which it kills descendants and offspring when reproduced with female moths. They breed these moths in a lab and release them later during spring and summer to kill off the moths feeding on the crops once they reproduce. The daughters of the moths die, so that male moths cannot reproduce with them, so in time, the moth population will die out, leaving them close to extinct. This may not kill all the moths, since the males cannot reproduce with every female moth out there. Furthermore, the lab in New York, in which the males are being bred, cannot release the males to the whole world, before they die.

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sex-battle-in-the-sky-genetically-modified-moths-to-take-flight-in-new-york/






Worms Inspire Waste-Degrading Tools

People create approximately 300 million tons of plastic, or 600 million pounds. About half of that stays in landfills. However, researchers in Spain and England found a worm, the wax moth's larvae, that can efficiently deteriorate polyethylene, or plastic. Studies show that 100 wax worms can degenerate 92 milligrams of plastic in 12 hours and a wax worm grub paste could degrade about 13 percent of plastic films after being pasted for 14 hours. The wax worms had evolved a mechanism in order to break down the plastic into a by-product, ethylene glycol. In the future, scientists plan to figure out what makes the wax worms degrade the plastic and apply the findings to get rid of the plastic in landfills and in the ocean.

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/plastic-eating-worms-could-inspire-waste-degrading-tools1/