[Iran, UK] Sunscreens and moisturizers derived from biological sources such as cyanobacteria could represent a safer alternative to Continue reading Cyanobacteria: The future of sunscreen?
[Israel] An Israeli woman rubs sunscreen on a Palestinian girl from the West Bank village of Jahalin as they spend the day at the Continue reading Blue-green algae can be used to protect skin from UV light
[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
[UK] Just like soap bubblesMovie Camera, some seaweed can produce extraordinary colours. On a bright, sunny day, the tips of this edible red alga can become an other-worldly blue.
Now Juliet Brodie from the Natural Continue reading Forget the white/blue dress, is this seaweed blue or red?