UVC radiation is effective for disinfecting objects and surfaces. It could help manage the coronavirus pandemic and fill gaps in PPE supplies.
An expert explains all the wonderful ways the atmosphere protects life on Earth.
UV ratings indicate risk of skin damage – but they’re based on pale skin. New wrist bands designed for six different tones of skin provide a more personalised way to track safe UV exposure.
Scientists have long thought that regions of DNA called telomeres control how long you live. We are now learning that it is your diet and lifestyle that shape your telomeres, not the other way around.
Why was one gene mutation that affects hair, teeth, sweat glands and breasts ubiquitous among ice age Arctic people? New research points to the advantage it provided for ancestors of Native Americans.
The internet conspiracists are half right: most lights we have inside do emit UV, but not enough to harm us.