Arctic Plastic Pollution, a Hacker Gag Gone Awry, and More News

WIRED | 8/14/2019 | Alex Baker-Whitcomb
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Microplastics are reaching every corner of the earth, a hacker's joke cost him over $12,000, and WIRED takes a look at the science of dick pics. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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While ocean animals are choking on macroplastics, microplastics—bits of plastic less than a fifth of an inch long—are being found in the world's most pristine environments, from the Bavarian alps to the Arctic ice floes. While scientists haven't figured out exactly what effect that will have on the environment, increasing plastic particles in the air could have serious implications for human health down the road.

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