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Algae cells that cheat are more likely to die of environmental stress

By James Dinneen Volvox green algae Wim Van Egmond/Science Photo Library Algae cells that cheat are more vulnerable to stress.…

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Tech

How graphene and algae could build space habitats

As private companies compete to put more people into space, we need to find ways of housing this growing population.…

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Computer powered by colony of blue-green algae has run for six months

Blue-green algae, a type of cyanobacteria, set in a container on a windowsill powered a computer continuously for six months…

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‘Alarming’ algae invasion overwhelming Mexico’s Caribbean beaches

Authorities on Mexico’s Caribbean coast are battling an “alarming” invasion of foul-smelling brown algae, which has piled up on the…

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Health

Fatty liver disease: Algae supplement could combat ‘most damaging effects’ of disease

Doctor Muhammad Nadeem Aslam, an assistant research scientist in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan, told Medical…

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Science

Red and purple microbes give Australia’s mysterious pink lake its hue

DNA sequencing has revealed that a bright pink lake on an island off Western Australia gets its colour from a…

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Foam made from algae and tree bark acts as good forest camouflage

A camouflage system made using algae and tree bark can hide objects from both visible and infrared light Environment 3…

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Lichens may take a million years to adapt to 1°C of climate warming

Lichens are important for stabilising soils and providing some animals with food, but the algae within them are adapting to…

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Europe

Sacrebleu! French brewer uses algae to make blue beer

Issued on: 03/02/2022 – 18:05 A French brewer has started using algae with a naturally-occurring pigment to turn their beer blue. The…

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Lakes freezing later in winter leads to less algae in the spring

A unique experiment in a Canadian lake has found that the timing of when ice forms can have a big…

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