Why Jamie's seaweed diet could help you get slim too: It reduces fat absorption, boosts iron levels and keeps hearts healthy

[UK] ‘Chefs are using it a great deal more on their menus, and it’s perfect for consumers looking for local, healthy and nourishing natural foods.’ Alice Smellie asked the experts whether we should all be following Oliver’s lead. Continue reading Why Jamie's seaweed diet could help you get slim too: It reduces fat absorption, boosts iron levels and keeps hearts healthy

No organs, no problem: Weird animal hunts algae without nerves or muscles

[USA] It’s amazing what can be accomplished without a brain. Ask Trichoplax. This tiny multicellular animal — only a millimeter across — has nothing recognizable as muscle or nerve cells. In fact it has no organs at all. And yet it can hunt down, dissolve and consume algae with surprising sophistication, new research shows. Continue reading No organs, no problem: Weird animal hunts algae without nerves or muscles

Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals

[USA] A team of researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that one species of sea slug (Elysia tuca) uses chemicals produced defensively by one type of seaweed (Halimeda incrassata) to track down the seaweed. Continue reading Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals