Laurel Mathe

13,341 Flips | 14 Magazines | 3 Likes | 44 Following | 30,120 Followers | @laurelmathe | www.mysticdesign.net Designer/illustrator: Loves science (potential world-changers), humor (clever/ironic/silly), art/design (inspiring), general WTF.

20 Meltaway Cookie Recipes

Meltaway cookies literally seem to melt in your mouth. How do they do that? It’s simple—no eggs and no baking powder.<p>Lemon Meltaways<p>Both the cookie …

Dessert

Amazing things happened when 206 ugly vacant lots in Philly were landscaped

<b>A new study measured the mental health of Philadelphia residents before and after blighted lots had been converted into green spaces.</b><p>Almost one in …

Mental Disorders

'Aquaman' Director Loves the Memes About the New Poster

The first full <i>Aquaman</i> move poster dropped on Monday ahead of San Diego Comic-Con and immediately fans began turning it into hilarious memes. Turns …

Finding Nemo

this porsche 1965 911 has been made over in paul smith's iconic stripes

jul 10, 2018<p>from dramatically cantilevered body of water, to glass-bottomed roof tops, swimming pools are often the place for architects and …

Design

Cardiac arrest resuscitation drug has needlessly brain-damaged thousands

The main drug used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims has needlessly left thousands of people with brain damage, according to a major new trial.<p>Adrenaline, which paramedics inject when CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and electric shocks are failing to work, barely improves the chances of …

Medicine

Living Work of Art Makeup Transformations by Vanessa Davis (aka Skulltress)

Makeup

Why the Sun-Studying Parker Space Probe Won't Melt

It's heat shield makes the sun's corona feel like a day at the beach, literally.<p>How can it even survive? That's a perfectly reasonable question to ask about the Parker Space Probe. After all, its traveling into the outer layer of the sun, known as the corona, which is going to be closer to a star …

Astronomy

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Experience: I built my own pancreas

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 14. This means my pancreas no longer naturally produces insulin; and without insulin, my blood glucose levels will go dangerously high. The biggest impact was on my sleep. I used to love lying in on weekends. After I was diagnosed in 2002, I had to …

Diabetes

Rocket Creates Sky Ripples When It Passes Through Ice Crystals in a Cirrus Cloud

In this rare and amazing amateur footage, a NASA rocket is seen going supersonic just as it is passing through ice crystals in a cirrus cloud, …

Crystals

Breathtaking Oil Paintings Capture Moments of Tranquility Below the Water’s Surface

Californian artist Isabel Emrich paints dazzling depictions of women submerged in water. Each colorful oil painting captures moments of tranquility below the water’s surface, as the artist’s subjects float meditatively, welcoming the dancing sunlight from above. The artist reveals, “My underwater …

Art

What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018

It’s only July, but it has already been a long, hot spring and summer. The contiguous U.S. endured the warmest May ever recorded, and in June, the …

Climate Change

New Super-Crisp Images of Neptune Show How Far Our Telescopes Have Come

This is a new picture of Neptune taken from the Earth. It’s nothing short of amazing.<p>You’ve probably seen better pictures of Neptune from when …

Astronomy

This Is The Biggest Myth About Outer Space, According To A NASA Flight Controller

<i>What is the biggest myth about outer space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p><b>What is the biggest myth about outer</b> …

Space Exploration

CRISPR causes significantly greater DNA damage than previously thought, study finds

From the earliest days of the CRISPR-Cas9 era, scientists have known that the first step in how it edits genomes — snipping DNA — creates an unholy …

Genetics

There’s a handy way for “non-math people” to learn math

We are all math people. No, really. We just don’t all know it.<p>There’s a false divide between artsy types and the mathematically inclined, and creative teachers are trying to unite us all with a more holistic understanding. “What professional mathematicians think of as mathematics is entirely …

Mathematics

Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo

The total is up to 79 now<p>Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79. That’s the highest number of moons of any planet in the Solar System. And these newly discovered space rocks are giving astronomers insight as to why the …

Astronomy

10 great road trips around the world: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Transylvania, Romania<p>This is a wonderfully underrated road-trip destination. From Bucharest, take Road 1 towards the Carpathian mountains, to the well-preserved medieval towns of Braşov and Sighişoara. On the way, you’ll often be surrounded by dense, dark woodland and craggy peaks, …

National Parks

Glass phones are about to get really, really cool

Are you ready for translucent phones? What about wood, or snakeskin? That's the promise of Gorilla Glass 6, Corning's newest generation of Gorilla …

Mobile Technology

Scientists in Australia develop world-first blood test to detect skin cancer before it spreads through the body

Scientists in Australia have developed a world-first blood test to detect skin cancer before it spreads through the body.<p>The test could potentially allow early detection of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, and increase the prospects of treatment. It may also help to avoid invasive and …

Cancer

Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

The guys ​always ​had scratch marks everywhere from the baboons – they were always getting into fights with them<p>I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption said they were debt collectors in Lagos. I knew I had to find them. The country …

South Africa

This autonomous logging truck is a cross between a big rig and a Stormtrooper

Logging is the latest ground transportation industry to veer toward autonomous driving<p>A Swedish startup has unveiled an all-electric, driverless …

Autonomous Vehicle

Lego Recreated James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 Complete With Ejector Seat and Hidden Machine Guns

No one watches James Bond movies for Bond, or the over-the-top diabolical plans of the film’s villains. We’re there for the gadgets, which Lego’s …

Lego

the backrest of this wheelchair doubles up as the steering wheel

jul 01, 2018<p>challenged to produce a limitless prototype of the 2018 nissan ‘GT-R NISMO’ model, the ‘GT-R50’ by italdesign truly is a unique …

Chile

world's first hydrogen-powered ship sails into venice during six year voyage

<b>the energy observer, the first autonomous hydrogen ship to sail the sea has arrived in venice after being sent on a six year voyage around the world.</b> …

Carbon Fiber

Lumen reveals if your body is burning fat or carbs with a single breath

Lumen's technology is based on the very real metabolic measurement called respiratory quotient (RQ). For decades scientists and dieticians have used …

Carbohydrates

Photo of the Day: Best of July 2012

Photos

Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.<p>The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally …

Genetics

Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, and Ghostbusters Chia Pets Are Coming Soon

If you were confused as to why collectibles-maker NECA bought the company that makes Chia Pets back in February, the reason should be crystal clear …

Pets

Every Tiny Speck of Light in This Image Is a Galaxy

To help us grok the immensity of the cosmos, the European Space Agency has released a remarkable image of space in which every point is an entire …

Universe