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Good Reads from the Blogosphere

"GLAST Mission Inspires Classical Music Composer"
Science Fair
Nolan Gasser has created a new work inspired by NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) mission.

Swans on Tea
Cool video showing how to destroy expensive glassware using only the power of sound.

What Brendon Fraser and cohorts would see if they ventured into the real core of our planet.

Bad Astronomy
Uber-cool visualization of the magnetic fields that are all around us.

Greg Laden's Blog
The marine biologist-turned documentary filmmaker talks about his latest film.

Not Exactly Rocket Science
A new study shows the mutual antagonism isn't as bad as some folks believe. Bonus: some helpful tips for scientists on dealing with the media.

Video pairs Edgar Allan Poe's "Sonnet: To Science" with music and nifty techno-visuals.


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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?