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Carnival & Cosmetics

The April Scientiae Carnival is up at Women in Science - check it out!

There was a neat article in the New York Times, awesomely titled “Experimenting with Makeup: What Puts the ‘Ick’ in Lipstick?” . It’s about a program done at the Boston Museum of Science, called “Cosmetic Chemistry.” It was a fun read, especially reading the girls’ reactions to what they learned. The program reminded me of the Beauty Brains, a site I posted about previously I love hearing about innovative ways to connect science and the every day world – unfortunately it doesn’t look like the program is being offered again any time soon. However, I did find directions for a science fair project with a similar idea. Looks like you could create your own version of Cosmetic Chemistry!