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Scientists Discover How to Make Eco-Friendly Sunscreen From a Source of Food Waste: Cashew Shells

A team of international scientists has found an environmentally friendly way of producing potential sunscreens by using cashew nut shells, instead of discarding them as waste. The team of “green chemists” from the University of the Witwatersrand—along with colleagues from Universities in Germany, Malawi and Tanzania—have been working on techniques to produce useful compounds from […]

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A Growing Number of Americans Are Alarmed about Global Warming – Scientific American

When it comes to concern about global warming, the good news is that a growing number of Americans are alarmed. The bad news is that most still are not alarmed, though they should be given what we already know, how…

8 good things that happen when you get older

Forget wrinkles and gray hair. There are lots of reasons to celebrate each time you add a candle to your birthday cake. You gain wisdom and many other benefits with age. Here’s a look at just a few of the…

New mapping reveals lost west coast estuary habitat

(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) An unprecedented survey has revealed the loss of about 85 percent of historical tidal wetlands in California, Oregon, and Washington. The report, published today in PLOS ONE, also highlights forgotten estuary acreage that might now be targeted for restoration.

What is the world's deadliest animal?

Like a lot of folks from my generation, I’ve been afraid of sharks since the movie “Jaws” first hit theaters in the late ’70s. But while sharks sure look the part, the truth of the matter is that they don’t…

D’Oh! Danish Climate Body Wrongly Reported Greenland’s Heat Record

Denmark’s national climate body has admitted it wrongly reported record warm temperatures on the center of the Greenland ice sheet last week, in what it called “good news from a climate perspective”. The Danish Meteorological Institute, which has a key…