/ 17 June 2021

Vanilla flavouring from plastic… Tasty

Making cool stuff from plastic waste is in. This iteration: mixing it with lab-engineered E coli bacteria to make vanilla flavouring. Mmm, tasty…

America’s Associated Press will no longer name people suspected of committing minor crimes. It says “such stories can have a long, damaging afterlife on the internet”. It’s not the first news publisher to make the move, but it is the biggest.

And for something more dazzling: the last of Western Australia’s pink diamonds are up for sale, or there’s former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Barbie form. You take your pick.

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