Making a cleaner, greener, environmentally safe sunscreen


Ingredients in many sunscreens are bleaching coral and harming marine life. www.shutterstock.com Yousong Ding, University of Florida As the temperatures rise and Americans swarm to the beach, they slather on sunscreen to protect against the…

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Zombie Plants: How Phytoplasma turns plants into the ‘budding dead’


“…Zombie Plants” I was listening to Prof. Saskia Hogenhout speak when a phrase she used took me by surprise. Did I hear that correctly? As if fictional zombie movies were not enough to give me…

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Let the clones run wild: vegetative propagation in our daily life


We all remember how at the end of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, the sinister motive behind producing the clones is revealed. How would you feel to know that clones are a part of…

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Much sweetness can cause sickness: The science behind plant sugars influencing transmission of malaria by mosquitoes


SUMMARY : As part of their natural diet to meet energy requirements, female Anopheles mosquitoes also consume sugars from plant nectar and fruit sap. Such consumption of plant sugars may actually be responsible for influencing…

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