Fall Color Is Sunscreen for Trees

Is beauty more enjoyable when it is there for a reason? “The fiery red hues that seem to set forest leaves ablaze in autumn are produced in part as a result of the soil that trees grow in and help protect the trees in the winter, a new study finds.” Andrea Thompson of LiveScience.com. (Don’t be surprised if “anthocyanins” show up in the next high-priced sunscreen on Walgreen shelves.)

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