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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!

Mantis Shrimp by life-sea.blogspot.com: Solitary and violent with powerful claws which it uses to spear, dismember and kill prey the Mantis shrimp has been known to break aquarium glass with a single blow. It has enormous and astonishing eyes with 16 types of cones for color vision (Humans have three.), is able to see polarized light, has independently moving eye stalks, and trinocular vision and depth perception. via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis_shrimp #Mantis_Shrimp…

Oldest cave-man art in Europe dates back 40,800 years

A 'panel' of hand stencils is shown in the El Castillo Cave in Spain. Nearby 'disc' paintings were shown to be older than 40,800 years, making the works the oldest oldest known cave art in Europe.