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Silkworms Fed on "Green" Dyed-Leaf Diet Spin Naturally Colored Silk

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists have discovered a better way to obtain colored silk from silkworms. By feeding silkworm larvae a modified diet of spray-dyed mulberry leaves,…

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Golden Tresses? You Can Now Dye Your Hair With Actual Gold

Photo by Shutterstock Looking to dye your lovely locks, but without the toxic chemicals? Well, you’re in luck because you could be dying your hair with gold someday. Though a…

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Could a Nobel-Winning Tech Put an End to Synthetic Cosmetic Ingredients?

Photo by Shutterstock A Nobel Prize-winning technology could soon spell the end of synthetic cosmetic ingredients. In a new twist on tapping biomass as a sustainable raw material,…

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