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.
Astronaut David Scott re-created, in 1971 during the Apollo 15 mission, Galileo’s “falling bodies” experiment by dropping a hammer and feather on the moon at the same time. Simply, both fell at the same rate because there was no air resistance. screengrab via Wonders of Physics/YouTube (Digg)
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