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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…

Brilliant things happen when science and photography collide

From the intricate lace-like structure of a telescope to a shiny, closeup of an ebony stag beetle, there are moments when photography shatters the mystery of science. Aware of that intriguing connection, the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) launched the Science…

Astronomy ambassadors to Chile: ALMA radio telescope

Learn what it would be like to travel to Chile – sometimes called astronomy’s world capital – in this final report from Robert Pettengill with the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program. Thank you for your dispatches, Rob!

Sometimes I Wonder If People Just Need to Have An Enemy

August 16, 2019, 11:10 am I find this depressing: We seem to NEED an enemy.  We hop from one enemy to another — Soviet Union to Iraq to Al Qaeda to Russia to Iran and now to China (with a…

This Isn’t A Map of Global Warming, It’s A Map of Corrupted Temperature Stations

Kevin Drum published this map on his blog, which he says was originally from the Washington Post.  He does not include a link so I can’t give any more background on the chart.  For example, I have no idea which…