Flaky as it may seem, the research - partly funded by the German government - may provide the solution to one of the world's most enduring pollution mysteries: the origin of much of the vast clouds of fine dust in the atmosphere. It suggests that more than half of the dust is a rich soup of organic detritus, including particles of decaying leaves, animal hair, dead skin and dandruff.Read the rest here.
Over the past few years you may have noticed that sunlight was a little less sunny that it'd been before. Or not. Anyway, a number of scientists have noticed it over the last decade or so and have chalked it up to the preponderance of particulate matter in the atmosphere. Well, some of that matter might be...dandruff. According to The Independent:
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