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Dr Miriam Stoppard: It’s time to ban useless cigarette filters to stub out litter

Do the heaps of cigarette butts that litter the ground where smokers gather get on your nerves? Did you know the filter tips on cigarettes are the most common item of litter in the world? The largest part of most cigarette butts is a non-biodegradable plastic filter made of cellulose. Filters first appeared in the… Read More »

Sixth finger not a useless mutation, scientists say after brain scans of mother and son

Tying your shoes with one hand or having an intense advantage in video games might be possible if you have six fingers, according to researchers. One new study took a closer look at polydactyly, when someone is born with more than five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. Researchers say people… Read More »