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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...

Fuzzy rock. Mesolite, New Mexico.

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

© 2012 CERN A computer visualization depicts one array of particle debris that physicists would expect from the decay of the Higgs boson in the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator. After years of effort, officials at the European laboratory CERN report that the Higgs apparently exists and has characteristics in line with the standard model of particle physics