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"Leaving Academia: Cry or Celebrate?"
The Quantum Pontiff
His Holiness ponders the implications of a colleague's decision to leave the Ivory Tower

Talk Like a Physicist
An interactive online demo of scales from nanometers to nonillion-meters

You know you've always wondered how to make your own USB fan; this video shows you how!

The Frontal Cortex
What does fMRI really tell us about the inner workings of the human brain?

Somebody page Bruce Willis and let him know the mission's back on!

Meet Nick Veasey, who is following in Roentgen's footsteps by taking photographic art into the X-ray regime.


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The Science of Ice Cream: Part One

Even though it's been a warm couple of months already, it's officially summer. A delicious, science-filled way to beat the heat? Making homemade ice cream. (We've since updated this article to include the science behind vegan ice cream. To learn more about ice cream science, check out The Science of Ice Cream, Redux ) Image Credit: St0rmz via Flickr Over at Physics@Home there's an easy recipe for homemade ice cream. But what kind of milk should you use to make ice cream? And do you really need to chill the ice cream base before making it? Why do ice cream recipes always call for salt on ice?