Making Your Own Cosmetics 101

Originally posted on BESS' ART JOURNAL: Through the eyes of an artist:
While I’m contemplating what jewellery project to commit to next I’ve been making my own cosmetics. About six years ago I stopped buying commercial beauty products and began making my own, both for health and economic reasons. I’ve made everything from shampoo, conditioner, body butter,…

Neanderthals, Modern Humans, & Natural Selection

Originally posted on The 79 Percent:
Researchers at the Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis, published a research paper on 8 November 2016, that sheds new light on the hybridization between modern humans and Neanderthals. Entitled “The Strength of Selection against Neanderthal Introgression,” the study acknowledges the sexual mixing of human and Neanderthal populations…

High Fashion in Noir

Originally posted on Phi:
? It’s a personal challenge of mine to take an image and to try to find the art in it. Often I’m trying to recapture a sense of what I felt when I took the original shot, as well as trying to create something new and exciting. My objective through photography…