Elizabeth Byrd

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Welcome back to Sally’s Cookie Palooza! Today’s recipe continues my love affair with red velvet desserts. While I’ve made two kinds of red velvet …

Chocolate Raspberry Macarons

Line three baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.<p>Place egg whites in mixer's bowl and mix until frothy; gradually pour in the superfine …

Free Knitting Pattern: OMG BFF bracelet

So one day I was frogging a pair of mittens I was unsatisfied with the size of. As I got to the bottom, which was braided, I thought “Hey, this looks …

Microbe Cross-Stitch: Handle Weave Care - Technabob

Artist Alicia Watkins zooms in on microorganisms and viruses not with a microscope but with needle and thread. Her Etsy shop is filled with handmade …

6 Warning Signs That a Scientific Study is Bogus

The power of peer review, correlation vs. causation, and more ways to tell that a study isn't what it appears to be.<p><b>Was the Paper Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal?</b><p>"If it wasn't, you have no reason to trust it," says Ivan Oransky, former executive editor at Reuters and cofounder of the blog …

Clinical Trials

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs | Colossal

<p>Digital artists and photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, arguably the masters of cinematic animated gifs, recently shared this wonderfully …

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Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel | Colossal

<p>Mixed media artist Travis Bedel creates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks. You …

The 2013 Microscope Images of the Year

The yawning trap of a carnivorous plant has taken First Prize in the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. Igor Siwanowicz, a …

Star brightness versus star luminosity

Some extremely large and hot stars blaze away with the luminosity of a million suns! But other stars look bright only because they’re near Earth.<p>The …

Homemade Parmesan Soft Pretzel Bites with Marinara Dipping Sauce

Homemade <b>soft</b> <b>pretzel bites</b> with buttery <b>Parmesan</b> topping are as easy to make as they are to eat! Served with zesty marinara dipping sauce.<p>I was all set …

Modern Genes Reveal 100 Major Population Shifts In Human History

Wherever conquerors go, they leave a little bit of their genetics. Gene analyses of modern people are able to reveal those influences.<p><i>Spread of Mongol Empire. Astrokey44 on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0</i><p>Violence and love, conquest and assimilation, they're all in your DNA. Literally. As human …

Fox Scarf pattern by Satu Dolk and Ossi Laine

Published in<p>no longer available from 1 source<p>Craft<p>Knitting<p>Published<p>September 2012<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yarn weight<p>Light Fingering<p>Needle size<p>US 2½ - 3.0 mm

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

Every Nerd Will Love This Errol Morris-Benoit Mandelbrot Interview

"A formula can be very simple and create a universe of bottomless complexity."<p>Perhaps it's because they create an infinity of interesting from simple equations.<p>Perhaps it's because they suggest that many seemingly chaotic phenomena have an underlying order.<p>Perhaps it's because they were great early …

Here is the story of Romeo and Juliet: the Differential Equations Edition

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

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Brighten Your Day With The Cutest Taekwondo Match Ever

It's almost too adorable.<p>Even though this video is a couple years old, it's gaining some popularity on Reddit, so we figured we'd share it with you because it is absolutely adorable and will brighten your day.<p>AHHH! THEIR CUTENESS IS TOO MUCH!

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A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

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Squirrels hat : First Fall 2013

While I was living in London, England, I saw the big grey squirrels for the first time. Apparently they've sort of taken over over there.<p>One of the …

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'My Favourite Things' Infinity Scarf pattern by Jill McGee

Wow!! I can’t believe the amount of love this scarf has received in such a short time! Except that I <i>can</i> believe it because it’s fabulous, and I’m so …

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Nola Cloche pattern by Hilary Smith Callis

Nola, Latin for <i>bell</i>, is a simple cloche that can be worked in a single skein of either bulky (hot pink) or worsted weight (grey) yarn. In fact, …

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Piega pattern by Kristin Ford

Rich braids of sumptuous baby alpaca wrap around your neck with this cleverly constructed cowl.<p>The newly released PDF includes all errata and …

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