“Sitting at the top of the shore was a clear plastic bottle containing a rolled up piece of paper with sellotape wrapped intensely around the screw-top. I had just found a message in a bottle”.
Phoebe Jackson recounts an exciting discovery made on a trip to the Isles of Scilly, but it points to a global problem: plastic pollution. She discusses the implications of her treasure in an increasingly polluted international climate.
From climate change to space travel, Charlotte Hartley recaps some of the most prominent and influential Science and Technology stories of 2018.