Liz Bartholomew

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DIY Paper ‘Star Wars’ Snowflakes For the Holiday Season

Paso Robles, California-based graphic designer, father, and geek Anthony Herrera has created a new series of DIY paper <i>Star Wars</i> snowflake designs for …

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390 Free Online Art History Books

Earlier this year I discovered that the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts free online art history texts. Today, I revisited that collection and …

1,000 days of the sun in three minutes

Watch three years of solar activity in three minutes, in this NASA video.<p>In the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, provided …

The World's Only Galloping Insect Runs Like A Race Horse In Slow-Mo

One genus of South African dung beetle traded flying for a ridiculous-looking run.<p>Most insects walk with an ambling, tripod gait, keeping at least three legs on the ground while the others move. This type of walk is the most common gait in the animal kingdom. But somewhere along the line, three …

SV-POW! showdown: sauropods vs whales

First, some horn-tooting. A few years ago I realized that I good lateral-view photos of lots of big stuff–a blue whale skeleton, a <i>Brachiosaurus</i> …

Addicted to Oreos? You truly might be

Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, and just like us, they like the creamy center best.<p>Eating the sugary treats activates more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than drugs such as cocaine, the team at Connecticut College found.<p>“Our research supports the theory that …

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Early 20th Century Paris In Amazing Color

Before the days of Photoshop, Instagram filters and instant home-editing software, there was little that could be done to adequately convey the …

Underwater photography: a beginner's guide - in pictures

Underwater photography is addictive, but there are some important rules to follow for conservation and safety reasons. Once you've mastered these basics, you can't have much more fun in the sea than this. If you'd like to share you own underwater images, you can upload them via GuardianWitness

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Autumn in the United States

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

Zion National Park

A brief, complete history of the gummi bear

Hans Riegel, chief executive of the German confectionary company Haribo, died of heart failure today at the age of 90 in Bonn, according to a statement from the company. Riegel, along with his brother Paul, built the small candy company founded by their father—also named Hans—in 1920 into a global …

Snorkeler finds rare giant oarfish off California coast

(Reuters) - A California marine instructor’s leisurely weekend snorkel turned into the discovery of a lifetime when she found the carcass of a massive, eel-like creature of a species thought to have inspired legends of giant sea serpents.<p>The crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina …

Star trails, moon trail, over Monument Valley

The bright light in this 25-minute exposure by Victor Goodpasture is the moon.<p>EarthSky Facebook friend Victor Goodpasture captured this photo at …

Exclusive: Bill Nye Explains Jupiter's Great Red Spot In Classic Bill Nye Style

"It's huuuge!"<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft will swing by Earth today for a "gravitational slingshot" that will send it toward Jupiter at 165,000 mph. To celebrate this triumph of science, Bill Nye is hosting "Why with Nye," an eight-part YouTube series that will explain the Juno mission and the some of …

5 Do-It-Yourself Science Experiments With Grover

Come for the science, stay for the dubstep interlude.<p>In this adorbs video, which will make you want to be 5 years old all over again, scientist and perennial Sesame Street denizen Grover (the thinking man's Elmo) wants to bring back dinosaurs. Unfortunately, science isn't exactly on his side. …

Watch Daniela. She's Up To Something Big

Somebody should be watching Daniela Rus and her pals at MIT, because what they are doing is so crazy, so potentially important, people need to know about them. Not because they're dangerous, but because what they're doing might be changing the world and nobody should change the world without the …

Unique spine found in 240-million-year-old fish fossil

A newly-discovered backbone structure in a well-preserved 240-million-year-old fossil fish reveals an inflexible and slow swimmer, an evolutionary …

Ada Lovelace Day: Where are the women in science? Right here ... My top 10 female scientists

On Ada Lovelace Day, Suzi Gage considers the most influential and inspirational female scientists that have helped shape who she is – and the world as we know it.<p><b>Ada Lovelace Day</b>asks people to think about the women that have inspired them to be the person that they are today. The Day remembers the …

Women in science: a difficult history

Today, as you'll probably see from many tweets and blog posts, is Ada Lovelace Day. As the Finding Ada website explains, this<p>aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire.<p>Many of …

Blood-sucking mosquito's final meal preserved in 46-million-year-old fossil

Blood-sucking insects may be the bane of your summer picnics, but they've been around for far, far longer: according to new research, mosquitoes that feed on blood have been around for at least 46 million years. Researchers led from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History made the …

Ada Lovelace Day - tales of inspiring women

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide grass-roots event set up to promote female role models in science, technology, engineering and maths (the STEM subjects). The idea is, by making these women more visible, not only are their profiles raised, but the profiles of all women in these fields.<p>This …