The Bold Glamor beauty filter on TikTok has been used more than 16 million times since it was released last month. It frames your cheekbones and jawline with a sharp yet subtle line. Plus, it lifts your brows, adds shine to your lids, and creates thick, long, black lashes.

Think this doesn’t apply to you? Think again. The really amazing thing about this filter is how well it works: the results are super realistic. This is just the latest example of how it’s getting harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s not. Read the story in its entirety.

— Tate Ryan-Mosley

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The US mineral industry is booming. That’s why.

A recent set of sweeping laws in the US has sparked a boom in proposals for new mining, mineral processing and battery plants, laying the groundwork for domestic supply chains that could support the rapid growth of electric vehicles and other green technologies.

But some experts worry that the laws’ requirements are so strict that they could have the unintended effect of actually slowing down the transition to cleaner technologies.

David Turk, deputy secretary of the Department of Energy, spoke with MIT Technology Review about what the U.S. mining revival means, why it’s so important to adjust supply chains, and how the Biden administration is trying to strike the right balance with the challenges associated with it. Read the story in its entirety.

— James Temple

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