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Commentaries on science and education and how these topics relate to soci-economic status (also referred to as SES) and other class issues among African-American communities.
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Many African-American women complain of unwanted facial hair. The problem seems to become especially problemsome as they age and hormone fluctations change. Women spend an amazing amount of time tweezing, plucking, waxing, and shaving, plus the cost associated with the activity. It's a serious beauty concern. Very recently scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have identified the gene responsible for congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis (CGHT) or the Bearded Lady Syndrome (something more extreme than those irritating hairs most women complain about).
Read more about the discover at Live Science: Genes of 'Bearded Lady' Revealed.
Repost of NSF Press Release 09-097
Scientists Document Fate of Oil Slicks from Natural Seeps