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Stubborn plastic may have finally met its match: the hungry wax worm.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-worm-eats-plastic-20170424-story.html

Here's a caterpillar that thinks plastic tastes fantastic. Scientists have discovered that the larvae of the wax moth will easily munch through a common plastic known as polyethylene, turning it into back into a useful compound found in all kinds of consumer products.

 

First-ever image of dark matter? | EarthSky.org

http://earthsky.org/space/waterloo-image-dark-matter-cosmic-web-2017

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario say they've captured the first composite image of something that - although astronomers have talked about it for decades - has been hitherto unseen, and in fact undetected. Click or copy the link above for more!

Ghost of the Tasmanian Tiger: Scientists Investigate Sightings.

http://www.livescience.com/58483-search-for-extinct-tasmanian-tiger.html 

Is Australia's extinct thylacine - a striped, dog-like marsupial commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger - not extinct after all? Recent alleged thylacine sightings convinced scientists at James Cook University in Australia to investigate whether the species is still among the living.

Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named "Vault 7" by WikiLeaks.

 Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named "Vault 7" by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.

The first full part of the series, "Year Zero", comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina. It follows an introductory disclosure last month ofCIA targeting French political parties and candidates in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election.