The work was undertaken by two researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and sheds new light on the environmental impact of plastic.
The Alibaba Founder and Chief Executive has ruffled feathers with his support for China's '996' working culture.
On 1 April, Chinese officials announced they would ban all variants of the opioid Fentanyl.
Having ruled Turkey as President since 2014 (and before that, Prime Minister since 2003), Erdoğan has finally seen his AK Party lose control of the national capital Ankara for the first time.
On 3 April, the Nation of Brunei will introduce a law that provides people can be stoned to death for gay sex.
Earlier this year, Australia's ODI cricket team was in the doldrums, floundering without suspended duo Steve Smith and Dave Warner and looking set to descend into a mid-table international team.
The World Happiness Report for 2019 has been released, with Finland remaining in the top spot, ahead of Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands.
Tens of thousands of students across the world are taking part in #schoolstrike4climate, a mass protest movement aimed at forcing politicians into action on climate change.
The marquee names joined Lionel Messi, Neymar and Conor McGregor in the top five of ESPN's World Fame 100, but the list saw only three women rank in the top hundred.
After criticisms that it was allowing anti-vaccination misinformation to flourish and circulate on the platform, Facebook has announced it is taking steps to bury content from anti-vaxxers.