A Little Wiser: Why do herb plants from the supermarket waste away so quickly?

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They looked so tempting, but they withered in no time. How?

A Little Wiser: Why does snow sometimes look blue?

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Sometimes snow and ice look white and sometimes bluish. Why is that?

A Little Wiser: Can a vegetarian still digest meat?

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Does a meat-free lifestyle change something in your digestive tract?

Oysters in the wave pool

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In a mini-North Sea Wageningen and Delft researchers are studying oyster behaviour.

A Little Wiser: Is it OK to re-heat spinach?

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You mustn’t re-heat spinach, they say. Is that true?

Summer series: Sustainable tourism #1

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This year’s summer series is about sustainable tourism. Part 1: volunteering.

A Little Wiser: How does sunscreen work?

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Skin damage is caused by photons in the UV rays. Sunscreen filters…
Flowers

A little wiser: Why are you told to cut flowers at an angle?

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Cut the stems at an angle, says the florist. Why?

A little wiser: Turmeric – hype or panacea?

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There are claims that the ‘miracle root’ helps against complaints ranging from…

Why are some glaciers growing despite climate change?

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Glaciers around the world are shrinking, but there are also a few…