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Dr. Brian Hughes writes ScienceBit, a blog I follow regularly (though more as a lurking reader than anything else more!). He is a Lecturer in Psychology at the National University, Galway, Ireland. His blog is focussed on de-jargonizing science and exposing pseudo-science and the misuse of science to bluff the public. In this post, he describes his experience of being in India. In this post, he points out what has long been a pet peeve of mine – tall science-ey claims made by the cosmetics industry to befuddle the Indian masses to buy their stuff – that, and our fascination, as a race, with the lightness of the skin complexion! Anyways, head over to The Science Bit and give this a read.

Skeptic Oslerphile, Scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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