World’s Most Comprehensive Study Shows More Plastic in Our Oceans Than Scientists Thought (via EcoWatch) (15 December 2015) A new study by the 5 Gyres Institute shows there is "roughly seven times more" plastic in the oceans "than what we thought before."
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E.coli, Salmonella and other food-contaminating microbes are growing more resistant to traditional antibiotics, so scientists are racing to develop new ways to target these bacteria with polymers and proteins.