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.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2, the first of the two spacecraft that carried the Golden Record on a grand tour of the solar system and into the mysteries of interstellar space. Science journalist Timothy Ferris produced this enchanting phonograph record that tells a story of our planet expressed in […]
Toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.However, despite its small size, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can handle anything from baked pastries to broiled meats. This kitchen appliance has a minimal countertop footprint, and cooks […]
The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight, and you can pick one up now from the Boing Boing Store.This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you: it can easily open any bottle, and could even tow a trailer full of […]
Guaranteeing your privacy online goes way beyond checking the “Do Not Track” option in your browser’s settings. To ensure that your internet activity is totally hidden from Internet Service Providers, advertisers, and other prying eyes, take a look at Windscribe’s VPN protection. It usually costs $7.50 per month, but you can get a 3-year subscription […]