Contact lenses don't belong in your toilet

Contact lenses don't belong in your toilet

Diehard contacts wearers (like the author of this article) will tell you the best thing about the lenses is that they’re invisible. But that very invisibility, while an asset in the eye, is an environmental liability after each lens' short lifespan is over. New research presented at the American Chemical Society’s annual conference on Monday suggests that U.S. users don’t really think about where their contact lenses go after they pop them out—and that’s a heavy problem, both on land and in the water.

Kids aren't reading enough. One solution? Robots.

Kids aren't reading enough. One solution? Robots.

New fracking wells are using many times more water than their predecessors

New fracking wells are using many times more water than their predecessors