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This is a picture of a naturally-occurring Bismuth crystal. They are amazing and have awesome commercial and pharmaceutical benefits… but not for your skin. Many makeup companies use a derivative of this ore in their cosmetics because it has that beautiful iridescence to it. They advertise the benefits of “natural” ingredients in mineral makeup. Well arsenic is natural too, and Bismuth Oxychloride has a very similar chemical structure to arsenic! This ingredient is a by-prod...

Indian Pipes, Monotropa uniflora. It is a saprophyte, feeding off decaying material in the soil, is leafless and completely without chlorophyll.

The ants whose multi-coloured abdomens show exactly what they've been eating

This scientist captured amazing photographs of ants' abdomens changing color according to what they were drinking!