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Photographer Spent 2,500 Hours Capturing Stunning Photos of Complex Snowflakes

Through his camera lens, Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores a world which cannot been seen by the naked eye. Specifically interested in nature and macro photography, images by the young artist reveal a closer look at how the universe works. His recently unveiled piece, <i>The Snowflake</i>, …

Who Needs Water for Pasta? Boil It in Wine

Red wine and pasta are two incredible things on their own ... but cooking them TOGETHER?! It has immediately become my new favorite way to eat …

Ebola - It's Far, Far Worse Than You Thought

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January, disaster planners warned this week as experts said the disease might become endemic and clinics started turning away victims.<p>The US is sending 400,000 home care kits with protective gowns, masks, gloves, chlorine and medicines to Liberia, the …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Healthy Eating

Sleep cycles: Why do some people stay up late and others get up early?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in zoology from Monash University:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Your sleep cycle is …

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms

Changing Planet<p><b>Overfishing is still the most important threat to Mediterranean underwater ecosystems, “more than pollution, invasive species, or climate change”, says Enric Sala, one of the authors of the most comprehensive study made of the sea, published this week in the science journal PLoS …

APOD: Earth-size Kepler-186f (2014 Apr 19) Illustration Credit: NASA Ames / SETI Institute / JPL-Caltech; Discovery: Elisa V. Quintana, et al. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140419.html Explanation: Planet Kepler-186f is the first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun. Discovered using data from the prolific planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, the distant world orbits its parent star, a cool, dim, M dwarf star about half the size and mass of the Sun, some 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. M dwarfs are common, making up about 70 percent of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy. To be within the habitable zone, where surface temperatures allowing liquid water are possible, Kepler-186f orbits close, within 53 million kilometers (about the Mercury-Sun distance) of the M dwarf star, once every 130 days. Four other planets are known in the distant system. All four are only a little larger than Earth and in much closer orbits, also illustrated in the tantalizing artist's vision. While the size and orbit of Kepler-186f are known, its mass and composition are not, and can't be determined by Kepler's transit technique. Still, models suggest that it could be rocky and have an atmosphere, making it potentially the most Earth-like exoplanet discovered so far ... http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://www.seti.org/ http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1249403 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140419 #APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?p=224141#p224141

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

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Everything's Right with this Upside-Down Pineapple Cake

Remake a retro classic with this pineapple upside-down cake recipe.<p>What <i>is</i> it about pineapple upside-down cakes that make them so darn good? Could it be the caramel, burnished to a deeply golden brown? Or the tangy-sweet, thick rings of pineapple? Maybe it's the moist, dense cake itself, flavored …

Dessert

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

These laser-engraved rolling pins create adorable animal patterns: http://thekitc.hn/1foSwff

33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes

Yep, it really can be this easy.

5 Cheap And Delicious Dinners To Cook This Week

Four people, five nights, $50. It doesn't get any cheaper than that.<p>Your safest bet is to make them all within a week of grocery shopping to ensure that the ingredients stay fresh. It's not the biggest deal if you do it over the course of 10 days or so.<p>If you don't plan on making the arugula salad …

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah’s Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Seafloor

How Can We All Listen Better?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Extrasensory.<p><b>About Julian Treasure's TEDTalk</b><p>Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.<p><b>About Julian Treasure</b><p>Julian Treasure …

Stylish Eco-Friendly Villas Renew More Than They Consume

In the city of Kunming located in Southwest China, Vincent Callebaut Architectures has designed 45 stunning villas they call Flavours Orchard. Determined to pioneer an eco-friendly lifestyle, the stylish structures are meant to encourage a close and intimate relationship with the natural …

Panoramic Photography

South Korea’s Award-Winning Endangered Species Research Center

Seoul, Korea-based Samoo Architects & Engineers (SAMOO) recently proposed a design for the National Research Center for Endangered Species that will be constructed in Yeongyang-gun, one of the cleanest environmental areas in Korea. In the winning design, the firm proposed a three-part structure …

South Korea

U.S. space telescope spots 715 more planets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Scientists added a record 715 more planets to the list of known worlds beyond the solar system, boosting the overall tally to nearly 1,700, astronomers said on Wednesday.<p>The additions include four planets about 2-1/2 times as big as Earth that are the right …

Vegan: Crispy Smoked Mushroom "Bacon"

<b>UPDATE:</b> We've updated this recipe. Check out the newest version right this way!<p>A while back, I created a graph that represented the cravings I get as a vegan. At the upper end of that scale are two things: cheese and bacon. I was able to kick the cheese craving with this Vegan Nacho Sauce recipe. …

Colorful Watercolor Paintings of Radiant Trees in Nature

Ukraine-based artist Anna Armona creates colorful water paintings of various natural landscapes throughout the seasons. Her collection of diverse, one-of-a-kind paintings capture both the beauty and magic of earthy settings. Whether she is depicting the barren trees in the depths of a forest or …

Beautiful and Creative Works by Javi Bueno

Javi Bueno is graphic designer and illustrator based in Zaragoza, Spain. Part of being a designer is to be able to create your vision and ideas …

Mesmerizing GIFs of a Mechanical Model of the Solar System

Designer Ken Condal built a mesmerizing orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) with multiple handcrafted gears, wooden and acrylic spheres, and the mechanical engineering help of David Clark. Like a tiny kinetic sculpture, the structure takes motion through a carefully constructed system of …

Engineering

Beautifully Bold Bursts of Color Create Unpredictable Shapes

Dutch photographer Marcel Christ has a unique approach to still life photography–he creates crisp, modern, and innovative images that radiate with a lively and explosive energy. With degrees in both chemical engineering and photography, Christ blends those two interests together to obtain his …

Photography

Mars 'Jelly Doughnut' Mystery Solved: It's Just A Rock, NASA Says

It appeared out of the red, like something dropped by a Martian Homer Simpson. But now NASA has an explanation for the "jelly doughnut" object photographed by the Opportunity rover in December.<p>First, here's what it isn't: It is not a fungus-like Martian organism, nor is it ejecta shot into the air …