Degradable sugar-based polymers may store and release useful molecular freight — ScienceDaily

Degradable, bio-based polymers offer options for chemical recycling, and they can be a tool to store and release useful molecules. Scientists have developed a class of sugar-based polymers that are…

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U.S. Postal Service Struggles To Deliver Mail After Holidays, Amid Pandemic : NPR

A U.S. postal worker delivers packages, boxes and letters Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, along her route in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, just three days before Christmas. The U.S….

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Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64

“I think of Sharon as a quintessential Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham, a former Newsweek editor in chief, said in an email. “She wrote brilliantly about everything under the sun, and…

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Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine challenge, explained in 600 words

As President Biden settles into the Oval Office, his immediate challenge is fixing America’s botched vaccine rollout. The current vaccine campaign is not going well. Former President Donald Trump and…

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The Top 3 Slots On Amazon And Barnes & Noble Bestseller Lists Belong To Poet Amanda Gorman

Topline Following her stirring reading of the poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Amanda Gorman’s three books have skyrocketed to the…

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Adoption Used to Be Hush-Hush. This Book Amplifies the Human Toll.

Adoption agencies became the middleman to meet both needs. And in the rush to create perfect families — and to collect a fee for each child they placed — agencies…

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