Your Amazon boxes could be turned into biofuel

In the lab, Lee’s team bred its own yeast that could chew on cardboard to make the key component of biodiesel. How does it work? There are actually sugars trapped inside cardboard boxes—specifically glucose and xylose—and the yeast is able to transform those sugars into combustible fats used in biodiesel. Researchers have tried this approach […]

Advent-turous Gift Guide: 28 Unexpected Christmas Calendars to Crack Open Right Now

For Pandemic Bakers Tired of sourdough starter maintenance, banana bread, or Dalgona coffee whipping? Welcome cookie season with the help of this interactive advent calendar, which, like Joe Biden, was made in Pennsylvania. Each day’s compartment holds a specialty ingredient like crushed peppermint, candied orange peel, and holiday nonpareils, a kitchen tool, or a recipe […]

Hainan leads nation in banning plastics

In August, government institutions, State-owned enterprises, schools, tourist attractions, large supermarkets, hospitals and others, including express delivery companies, abandoned the use of plastic bags in a trial effort across Hainan. About 350 tons of substitutes were sold, according to the leading group in charge of the program.

No more Primark shopping nightmares! Former sales assistant reveals the tricks that can help you bag a discount and find sizes that appear to be sold out at the retail giant

‘On very rare occasions, if it’s supposed to be on sale and we have to get our supervisor to go and check to see if the other ones are on sale and how much it is, and only then can they put the price down.

Lego vows to spend £310m to transform its bricks using sustainable materials

“We have been exploring alternatives for some time and the passion and ideas from children inspired us to begin to make the change” chief executive Niels Christiansen said.

Meet the new generation of puzzle makers bringing mystery to your door

PostCurious, Orlov’s company, only ever made 500 copies of Tale of Ord; used editions have become a hot commodity among collectors. The game unfolds over the course of four separate packages and culminates in something of a final exam puzzle that requires you to put together everything you’ve learned over the first three installments in […]

No goals for Chelsea, Sevilla in London

Three things we learned from Chelsea – Sevilla 1. Pulisic Watch: A quiet enough first half saw the American draw a late yellow card. He made a nice turn late in the match but was left rolling in the midfield grass by the studs of Jordan in a move that had Chelsea and USMNT fans cringing.

BJ’s Cyber Week deals: Samsung Tab S7, AirPods Pro, more

The trend of retailers moving from Black Friday as a single day of shopping to a month-long state of mind continues as BJ’s Wholesale Club announces its deals, which will begin on Nov. 5 and go all the way through Cyber Monday on Nov. 30 (though most discounts will be available between Nov. 20 and […]

Best PC games

Slay the Spire Slay the Spire is a roguelike card game where you take control of one of four heroes. Each of those heroes has their own unique cards that pertain to a certain playstyle, and as you battle your way through enemies, you’ll be able to add new cards to your deck. Although not […]

Bloke sparks MAJOR debate after auditing a tub of Quality Street – and is outraged to find 11 orange creams

And Brits should throw away their Christmas tree if they spot a walnut-sized lump as it could be a cluster of praying mantis eggs.