I absolutely love the frequently geeky baking blog Not So Humble Pie (home of gel electrophoresis cookies!), so imagine my thrill when I found out that Isa Humble had teamed up with University of Illinois-Urbana histology lecturer Joanne Manaster for a video blog combining science and baked goods into one delicious package.
This introductory video launches the series, but there's others covering all the different cells that make up your blood stream—from erythrocytes to eosinophils. And, yes, there's a cookie to represent all of them. I'm particularly fond of the erythrocytes, with their perfect, little dented centers. I haven't seen any how-to posts up on Not So Humble Pie, but I'd love to know how these were made.
A better understanding how a sperm swims its way toward an egg could help inform new treatments for male infertility. Researchers from the University of York have now come up with a mathematical formula to model how large numbers of moving sperm interact with fluid they’re swimming through. From the University: By analysing the head […]
Dr Gale Ridge is a public entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, where an average of 23 people a day call, write or visit; an increasing proportion of them aren’t inquiring about actual insects, they’re suffering from delusional parasitosis, and they’re desperate and even suicidal.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit. Why not have a new one every day, with whatever silly nonsense you want sticking off the sides? You can save big on your novelty […]
The Lightning port has thus far resisted the cruel fate that befell the headphone jack, and despite rumors that it may be disappearing come iPhone 8, for the present and foreseeable future, Lightning cables are a hot commodity for iPhone users. As such, we must make do in this strange time in which long, glorified […]