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#AskAChemist: What’s making up my make-up?

This week on Ask A Chemist… I recently purchased bareMinerals’ liquid foundation ‘BARESKIN’ at Sephora. The package insert says it’s “formulated without” water, oil, or silicone. What the hell is …

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#AskAChemist: The LA treatment

This is the first installment of Ask A Chemist. Here’s a question received from LA peep @SurlyAmy… L.A. Valley is switching from chlorine to chloramine to clean up the water system (which …

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Global Quickies: Hunting Spiders, Anti-racism Campaigns, and Crop Circles by Drunk Chupacabras

MEXICO “Thousands of people have flocked to a Mexican city where crop circles spanning seven-hectares appeared on Christmas Eve.” Because of their terrible-made design, they have been called “crap circles”, …

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Global Quickies: Lost Fairytales, Heroe Doctor, and Egypt Doesn’t Like the Exodus Movie

EUROPE / DR CONGO “A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has won Europe’s top human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims in the country.” AUSTRALIA …

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Global Quickies: Bad PSAs, Sham Healer Jailed, and a School for Husbands

PAKISTAN “The actor Veena Malik has expressed anger at a 26-year jail term handed down by a Pakistani court after she acted in a scene loosely based on the marriage …

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Global Quickies: Bad Judgement, Catholic Antivaxxers, and a Dictator’s Quest for Longevity

NIGERIA Dr Adadevoh is being widely praised for helping prevent a more devastating Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, now declared free of the virus. She diagnosed and kept in the hospital …

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Global Quickies: Zombies, Evil Atheists, and Discriminated Virgos

MALDIVES The government is trying to “reduce adverse effects on society that could be caused by published literature” by introducing new regulations to ensure “that the works published in the …

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Global Quickies: Ebola, Satan and Strange Protocols

BELGIUM The Chief of Protocol for the city of Brussels has been arrested for taking off the full-face veil of a Qatari princess after she asked him for directions. She …

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