Tag Archive: climate change

A double edged sunscreen

Photograph of the surface of an arid soil. On the right, the soil is partially covered with young biological crusts whereas on the left the crusts have reached maturity and taken a dark colour. (Credit: Ferran Garcia-Pichel)


Biological soil crusts are unique ecosystems in arid landscapes (whether cold or hot ones) or can be colonisers of habitats disturbed by climatic catastrophes or humans. Recently, a team of scientists examined the capacity of a type of biological crust to produce a kind of sunblock but it seems that this molecule comes with its own harmful costs… (more…)

The progressive Pope

Sci&Fi quizz - what is the link between evolution, the big bang and climate change
Whatever one’s stance on Science and religion may be or if one has faith or not, one has to recognize that a turning point in the History of Science has been passed. Three of the most fundamental scientific concepts have been officially recognised by the Pope, namely the Evolution, the Big-bang and Climate change.

Could the Pope be more scientific than some of His believers ?

Why is that of any interest some would ask. Well, let’s be honest religion and science have not (more…)