Jupiter Structural Layer Cake

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Jupiter Cake Perfection

Cakecrumbs

When I posted the Earth cake, I did not expect it to get anywhere near the amount of attention it received. Getting featured on the Facebook pages Think Geek and I Fucking Love Science was a total highlight of my blogging life. I’m big fans of both pages so it was kind of surreal. A lot of my Zoology graduate mates are also fans of IFLS and you’d often hear conversations in the Masters office beginning with, “Did you see that post by IFLS today?” So I woke up to several of them messaging me about it and we all got super excited over it.

With the exposure those pages brought came a whole lot of people who wanted to know how to make it. I still get a couple of emails a week asking for a recipe. The cake was a total experiment on my part, and not…

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The Winter Shower

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Mount Changbai, China
Known in the north as a winter meteor shower, the 2014 Geminids rain down on this rugged, frozen landscape. The scene was recorded from the summit of Mount Changbai along China’s northeastern border with North Korea as a composite of digital frames capturing bright meteors near the shower’s peak. Orion is near picture center above the volcanic crater lake. The shower’s radiant in the constellation Gemini is to the upper left, at the apparent origin of all the meteor streaks.

Darkmatter Jewelry

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I recently came across a necklace on Etsy that was way too cool to pass up. I bought a couple of pieces and the pictures really don’t do them justice. The way they shine when light hits them is outstanding. The level of detail in these handmade pieces is superb every time I look into one, is like I’m looking at The Universe .