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The Jury’s Still Out On How Bad Sunscreens Are For Corals

The Jury’s Still Out On How Bad Sunscreens Are For Corals

Mikhail Matz loves corals. As a biology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Matz is well aware of the many threats corals face: ocean acidification, you name it. But when it comes to the danger posed by sunscreen chemicals — some of which are now banned in certain…

Stop Using Homemade Sunscreen Recipes You Found On Pinterest

Stop Using Homemade Sunscreen Recipes You Found On Pinterest

Those looking to stay safe from the sun should steer far clear of do-it-yourself sunscreens, a new study out Monday suggests. The study looked at recipes of homemade sunscreens shared on the popular website Pinterest and found these concoctions were woefully worse at actually protecting our skin from UV radiation…

Hungry Dinosaurs May Be The Reason Humans Need Sunscreen

What do blind cavefish, dinosaurs, and sunburnt humans have in common? A lot more than you may realise, according to a thought-provoking new study. New research published today in Current Biology shows that Somalian blind cavefish (Phreatichthys andruzzii) are missing an ancient DNA repair kit that protects many animals from the…