Scientists accidentally created a mutant, plastic-eating enzyme

Some of humanity’s greatest scientific inventions—penicillin, X-rays, pacemakers, the microwave—were all created after researchers accidentally discovered how they could work.  Now we can add a new, monumental creation to that list: a mutant enzyme that starts degrading plastic into its original, natural components, discovered by sheer accident. Two years ago, Japanese

The best iPhone 7 Plus cases

The iPhone 7 Plus is one of the most expensive phones in the world that doesn’t come encrusted with diamonds, or inlaid with real gold – so if you scratch this palm-filling wonder a week after buying it, you won’t be happy. There’s no way around it: you need a

Is it time we started living underground?

Earthscraper, by Mexican architects BNKR Arquitectura, is a concept for a subterranean inverted pyramid. Credit: BNKR Arquitectura The only way is down Will we ever get sick of skyscrapers? It's been over 130 years since the world's first skyscraper went up in Chicago, and there are always plans for taller and

NFL players who protested during national anthem in Week 8

5:05 PM ET staff The majority of Houston Texans players protested ahead of Sunday's game in Seattle after ESPN The Magazine reported that owner Bob McNair said, "We can't have the inmates running the prison," during mid-October owners meetings in reference to ongoing player demonstrations during the national anthem. McNair met