Desiré Whitmore

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Lemon Cream Scones Are Breakfast Perfection

Lemon cream scones are everything you'd ever want in a scone - light, bright, and sweet as can be. A perfect way to start the day!<p>When I think of brunch, I always think of scones -- cream scones, tender and lightly sweet, are the best part of any brunch. I am counting on these lemon cream scones, …

Moss can power a radio, and could eventually charge your phone

By Sarah Laskow — Grist<p>http://grist.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/moss.jpg?w=320&h=180&crop=1, (default)], …

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine.<p>The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned itself back on.<p>The spacecraft is currently 2.9 …

Michael Fassbender: five best moments

Michael Fassbender is one of the most highly regarded actors of his generation – and seems to choose one quality film after another. He was part of a stunning ensemble cast in last year's 12 Years a Slave, is a fantastic addition to the X-Men films as Magneto, and can currently be seen starring …

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

Metal with memory: Chris Lefteri on smart materials

Chris Lefteri turns his attention to smart materials – plastics and metals that once altered have the ability to return to a previous form with the …

Engineering

10 GIFs Of Deep-Sea Creatures Encountering A Sub

Never-before-seen images from a recent expedition to the ocean floor<p>For the past three weeks, we've been following an incredible livestream of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, filmed from a submersible operated by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer.<p>The expedition, led by the National Oceanic …

The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

A new study finds moderate student gains in courses where lectures take place at home and "homework" happens in the classroom.<p>If college professors spent less time lecturing, would their students do better?<p>A three-year study examining student performance in a “flipped classroom” — a class in which …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Samsung foldable AMOLED display secretly show-off at CES

There was plenty on show at this year’s CES, but it seems that Samsung was also sneaking around the event with some new secret technology. Samsung was reported showing off a prototype foldable AMOLED display to selected guest behind closed doors.<p>Samsung Display showcased a 5.68 inch high resolution …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Katie McDonough<p>December 3, 2013 10:03pm (UTC)<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in …

Synthetic gel copies amphibians' ability to re-grow

Science reporter, BBC News<p>A man-made gel that is able to repair itself after damage could be used to make self-healing armour, paint or tyres, researchers have said.<p>Engineers at two universities in Pittsburgh have copied the way amphibians regenerate their body parts in the model for the synthetic …

How Plants Secretly Talk to Each Other

Up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the ecologist Richard Karban is trying to learn an alien language. The sagebrush plants that dot these slopes speak …

Tutorial: Mini jewelry roll organizer

Marni from Haberdashery Fun has written a tutorial showing how to make a mini jewelry roll. Clear vinyl zippered pockets will keep your jewelry …

Tutorial: Self-bound seam finish

Abby from Autumn Street and Things for Boys shows how create a self-bound seam finish. This method of finishing a seam allowance has one of the …

How-To: DIY Pintuck Duvet Cover

Add some serious class to your bedroom decor with this pintuck duvet cover tutorial from View Along the Way!<p>High style <i>and</i> low budget? Goodness, yes! Head over to View Along the Way to see how it’s done.

Grosgrain

I'd love to try this sometime to make an entire dress. Use tin foil to make a pattern from an existing garment! Just lay your garment on a large flat …

Chimpageddon is nigh in the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes teaser trailer

While the original Planet of the Apes movie is a bona fide sci-fi classic, this is one (rare) saga that has benefited from being rebooted in the CGI era. The sight of actors dressed up as gorillas and chimpanzees always had a veneer of pantomime about it in those films from the 60s and 70s. Even …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Art

Captivating Close-Up Portraits of Rare Bengal Tigers

As founder of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.), exotic animal trainer Dr. Bhagavan Antle has a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with a number of Bengal tigers on a daily basis. As a result of this direct contact, he has developed an extensive portrait …

Intimate Animal Portraits by Joshua Arlington

Erie, Pennsylvania-based photographer Joshua Arlington, a regular visitor to his local zoo, takes intimate animal portraits. Arlington manages to capture some stunning portraits of various animals, from a dignified tiger and calm orangutan to a smug llama and playful otter. As a result, the …

Animals

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Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

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Earthscapes: Sand Drawings by Andres Amador

Earthscapes: Sand Drawings by Andres Amador<p>Large-scale ephemeral drawings on sand that disappears when the tide rises.<p>Nothing else is on my mind when …