If the Smithsonian is where the nation keeps some of its greatest treasures, then it’s time to toss a few Muppets and pack away those ruby slippers to make room for what is clearly the greatest gingerbread creation of all time.
You may feel squeamish about chomping down insects with their eyes, legs, and antennae still intact, but would you eat insects if they were disguised in butter and sugar-filled cookies? We baked chocolate chip cookies made from pulverized insects and brought them to our office where our brave coworkers tasted them.
This week's video in the University of California system's Fig. 1 YouTube series (tag line: "Get inside the mind of a researcher!") offers a bite-sized lesson in why, exactly, powerful people tend to be so selfish.
Finally, there is an experiment that can fill me with ambition. A group of workers was given an insufficient cookie supply. (I know. Disgusting. It's like a crummier version of the Stanford Prison Experiment.) And guess who got more than their share.
Recently we highlighted how to bake chocolate chip cookies to your standard of perfection. Besides adjusting the amount of ingredients such as flour or baking soda, the type of sugar you use in your cookies can make a big difference in flavor and texture too.
Serious Eats Chief Creative Officer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt baked 1,536 cookies in his quest to find his personal perfect chocolate chip cookie, and he has been kind enough to share the results of his baking experiments in a fascinating longread that explains the chemistry behind these classic cookies.
Have you ever wished to sink your teeth into a human gall bladder, but don't want to risk the jail time? Baker Miss Insomnia Tulip has recreated various human organs as macarons for the Eat Your Heart Out exhibition, for which she's also cooked up a smallpox-themed cake. Her heart cookies (at right) also make one…
If unicorns fart rainbows, it only makes sense that they would poop out delicious, multicolored baked goods. Now you can replicate the magical droppings of these mythical creatures right in your own kitchen.
This is the PR2 robot. He has come from
MIT's Distributed Robotics Lab, programmed to bake us delicious pastries. Check out a video of the PR2 making sweet treats while wearing an ominous surgical cowl.
Today is a good day to watch the Klingon translation of A Christmas Carol, or just to eat some Starfleet cookies. And in other Trek news, J.J. Abrams' alternate timeline has spawned its own line of alternate-universe tie-in novels.