Sunday, April 30, 2017

How Moss Saved Lives During WWI, India's Vanishing Stepwells, The Caterpillar That Eats Plastic and More

How Moss Saved Lives During WWI, India's Vanishing Stepwells, The Caterpillar That Eats Plastic and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    APRIL 2017

How Humble Moss Healed the Wounds of Thousands in World War I

The same extraordinary properties that make this plant an “ecosystem engineer” also helped save human lives

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Unlikely savior: The remarkable properties of spaghnum moss help preserve long-dead bodies, sequester carbon and even heal wounds. (4kodiak / iStock)

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