The Last White 'Man' Standing
They are showing up in droves to see Donald Trump. Men and women, frustrated with the country's first black president, fearful that they are being displaced by minorities and immigrants. The voters pledging their allegiance to the Republican front-runner hail from all corners of the country. They work on farms, in nursing homes and run small businesses; they've voted for Romney and Obama and participated in the tea party movement; they are high school students who will vote for the first time and retirees and veterans who came of age during World War II. In Trump, these people see the next president of the United States.
Striking gold at the landfill
The paper, which bears the otherwise dull title 'Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by Aspergillus tubingensis', actually outlines a groundbreaking discovery; confirming the existence of naturally-occurring fungi that have the ability to perform "bio-degradation and bio-remediation of pollutants in soil or wastewater". For anyone even remotely familiar with humanity's growing plastic problem, this is nothing short of a "Eureka!" moment. A study by the UC California estimates that our civilisation has produced over nine billion tonnes of plastic, most of which is conventionally thought to be non-biodegradable. According to the scientists, the Aspergillus microbes were isolated in a laboratory and provided the right environmental conditions (such as temperature, pH, time, nutrients, etc) so that it would degrade polymers.