Mealworms vs. Styrofoam.

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Every year, Americans throw away more than 1 million tons of Styrofoam, a plastic material used to make cups and food containers that takes hundreds of years to decompose. Much of that Styrofoam ends up polluting the oceans and killing sea turtles and fish that eat it; as a result, more than 70 U.S. cities have banned Styrofoam. But now, scientists may have a solution to the problem: mealworms. Researchers at Stanford University fed pill-size pieces of Styrofoam to 100 mealworms; the animals...

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