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February 4, 2019 Cover

Volume 97, Issue 5

Plastic particles are showing up in our food and in our bodies. Is that a problem?

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Quote of the Week

“The GRE test was never intended to predict PhD completion.”

David G. Payne, vice president of global education, Educational Testing Service

The pervasiveness of microplastics

Plastic particles are showing up in our food and in our bodies. Is that a problem?

  • Engine oil becomes critical as automakers look to boost gas mileage

    New lubricant chemistry turns out to be one of the most cost-effective ways to increase cars’ fuel economy

  • Chemours’s Paul Kirsch on why his company needs to change and how it will do it

    Acknowledging environmental issues, the executive outlines some of the steps that he says will make the firm a role model

  • Career Ladder: Raluca Ellis

    This chemist turned museum programmer is inspiring the next generation of scientists

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Stretchy hydrogel heals like muscle

Material made from intertwined polymers gets stronger when stressed