The Gist

There’s Something in the Water

Microplastics have found their way into our water and our poop. How worried should we be?

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In the interview, you’ve likely heard of microplastics, but are they something to worry about? Maria Konnikova is here with answers in another round of “Is That Bullshit?” Konnikova is the author of The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It … Every Time.

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