Irish moss changes hue because of plate-like structures – and the finding could lead to waterproof sunblock

[UK] It is used to thicken ice cream, brew beer and is eaten fresh as a tangy salad, but only now have scientists discovered what makes the Irish moss seaweed iridesce.

The red algae Chondrus crispus, which grows abundantly around the coast of Britain, Ireland, the US, Canada and Continue reading Irish moss changes hue because of plate-like structures – and the finding could lead to waterproof sunblock

Global sea levels have risen 6 meters or more with just slight global warming

[USA] A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels on multiple occasions over the past three million Continue reading Global sea levels have risen 6 meters or more with just slight global warming