Wild blue surprise: X-ray beam explores food color protein

Journal Reference: Ying Li, Richard Gillilan, Alireza Abbaspourrad. Tuning C-Phycocyanin Photoactivity via pH-Mediated Assembly–Disassembly. Biomacromolecules, 2021; DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c01095 A fun food colorant with a scientific name — phycocyanin — provides a vivid blue pigment that food companies crave, but it can be unstable when placed in soft drinks and sport beverages, and then lose its … Read more

Tunisia explores its rich underwater heritage

To stay up to date with African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Divers go back up artefacts off Marsa and Bizerte (Tunisia). SLIM MEDIMEGH “I always get goosebumps when … Read more