Ian Henderson

Pollen science | Using pollen to solve crime

Pollen analysts in Cape Town say their science can be used to crack criminal cases. Scientists have been able to solve mysteries around murders, disappearances and drug trafficking. All this thanks to pollen identification. eNCA’s Monique Mortlock has the story. Courtesy #DStv403

Ragweed detected South Africa

Ragweed detected in South Africa

A highly allergenic weed native to North America has been detected in South African pollen spore traps. Researchers hadn’t expected this to happen so soon. They’re urging weed control boards to speedily remove ragweed. Professor Jonny Peter from the UCT Lung Institute spoke to Jane Dutton. Courtesy: #DStv403

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