This Baker Made a Laser-Engraved Rolling Pin. Now She Has Dino-Cookies!

A baker in Poland decided her confections were lacking a certain something, so pulled out her laser cutter to engrave rolling pins with dinosaurs. The result is edible geekiness, and further proof that baking is science for hungry people. » 4/20/14 12:58pm Sunday 12:58pm

A Star Wars-Themed Astronomy Tea Party at UC Berkeley

For the first Astronomy Tea after Spring Break at the University of California at Berkeley, astronomers went full Star Wars with a Jabba-the-Hutt bread sculpture, a honeydew melon Death Star, a plate of Han Solos frozen in chocolate, Yoda-cookies, and assorted scones. » 4/07/14 7:45pm 4/07/14 7:45pm

Big Brown Bats Call Dibs On Their Dinners

You probably can't tell, but there's quite a bit of bat chatter going on in the American night sky. We knew that bats use echolocation to find food, but researchers have recently realized that they also have a variety of social calls. At ScienceNews, Scicurious reports on new research that describes one function of… » 3/28/14 10:45am 3/28/14 10:45am

How Do Pandas Eat So Much Bamboo?

For members of the taxonomic order Carnivora, giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) eat surprisingly little meat. They're nearly entirely herbivorous, subsisting almost exclusively on bamboo. What's strange about the panda is that it isn't really very well designed for a plant-based diet. At least not at first glance. » 3/26/14 4:31pm 3/26/14 4:31pm

The U.S. throws 2 billions pounds of fish back in the ocean a year

American fisheries are throwing about 2 billion pounds of fish back in the ocean a year — and a lot of it is edible (even delicious) fish that is already dead or dying, or marine life not intended to be caught for food, including sharks, seals and dolphins. » 3/21/14 11:39am 3/21/14 11:39am