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The New Superworms That Eat Styrofoam

The key to a plastic-degrading enzyme may lie in the stomach of these larvae

Image of darkling beetle larvae eating polystyrene by the University of Queensland.

It would surprise most people to know that there are no Styrofoam food containers in the world. And yet we’ve all seen them and eaten off of them, so surely that must be false? Styrofoam is a specific brand of polystyrene and is produced by the company DuPont who assures…

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Ella Alderson

Ella Alderson

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Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com