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Fashion has a pollution problem — can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza

Fashion has a pollution problem — can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza

You’re watching the life cycle of a Streptomyces coelicolor. It’s a strain of bacteria that’s found in the soil where it lives in a community with other organisms, decomposing organic matter. Coelicolor is a beautiful organism. A powerhouse for synthesizing organic chemical compounds. It produces an antibiotic called actinorhodin, which ranges in color from blue …

What If We Just Burned All Our Trash?

What If We Just Burned All Our Trash?

Every minute, one garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into our seas. It is estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by biomass and that is not a cute look. And that’s just the plastic. There is 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year, that is …

Nature’s Killer Cocktails: VENOM Science!

Nature’s Killer Cocktails: VENOM Science!

[MUSIC] Alex I’ll take “Potent Potables” for $200 please. I may move slow, but my venom can kill you in minutes. Joe What is a cone snail! That is correct. I’ll take “Potent Potables” for $400 please Alex. Whether it’s Mortal Kombat or my venomous tail, play against me and you could see a “fatality”. …