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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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Simulation of the future in the Grimsel rock laboratory

(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Geologists @UniJena and partners are researching at the Grimsel rock laboratory materials and systems that are foreseen as a geotechnical barrier in a possible repository. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) is financing the ‘KOLLORADO-e3’ project with around one million euros over the next three years.

What is a flavonoid?

Flavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties found in many fruits and vegetables like blueberries and grapes. They serve a variety of functions such as protecting blood vessel walls in people who have heart disease or diabetes, alleviating allergies,…

Astronomers see a new type of pulsating star

At Palomar Observatory near San Diego, a dedicated telescope spends its nights surveying the heavens. A recent analysis of its data revealed 4 stars that change in brightness, over just minutes.

Are fruits and veggies healthier raw or cooked?

We could all use more fruits and vegetables in our diets, and it certainly helps when they’re in season and taste wonderful. If they aren’t appetizing, it’s hard to eat enough of these nutritious foods every day. So what’s the…

These sharks use unique molecules to glow green

In the depths of the sea, certain shark species transform the ocean’s blue light into a bright green color that only other sharks can see — but how they biofluoresce has previously been unclear. Researchers have now identified what’s responsible for the sharks’ bright green hue: a previously unknown family of small-molecule metabolites.