October 18, 2012 |
Scooping up intriguing Martian soil and casting away suspect batches, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has finally shoved a tiny spoonful into its robot belly to analyze, scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Thursday. The Mars Science Laboratory rover has arrived at Glenelg Intrigue - conceptually an area where three different types of terrain meet, said project scientist and Caltech geologist John Grotzinger. The information scientists glean about the rocks here will help them decide where to finally break out Curiosity's drill, he explained.
October 15, 2012 |
Oftentimes when people have problems with a recipe, it's because ingredients were measured incorrectly. That's particularly true with baking. Check out the video above for tips to help you measure more accurately. Use liquid measuring cups (generally clear glass) for liquid ingredients, and dry measures (generally metal or plastic) for dry. Honestly, I can't stress how important this is; nothing will throw a recipe off more quickly than measuring out your flour in a liquid measuring cup (you can end up with much more than is called for in the recipe)
October 13, 2012 |
There are two main families of persimmons and though they may share color and flavor, in the most important ways they couldn't be more different. Hachiya persimmons, the large acorn-shaped ones, need to be softened to an almost mousse-like texture before they are ready to eat. Approached too early, they are astringent and unpleasant, but when they are soft enough to spoon, they are luscious. Fuyu persimmons, which are small and squat, can be eaten crisp, and though their flavor will never be quite as unctuously sweet as a Hachiya, it is remarkably flexible.
June 10, 2012 |
At 34, playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes has a lot going for her: this year's Pulitzer Prize for drama, a piece of a Tony Award-winning musical ("In the Heights") and a growing repute as one of the most poetic, socially clued-in young voices in the American theater. Now what she really could use is a little West Coast love. The off-Broadway Second Stage theater company just announced that it will produce Hudes' Pulitzer-winning "Water by the Spoonful," which premiered in October at Hartford Stage.
April 20, 2012 |
"I am being sunk by a society that demands success when all I can offer is failure," says the ruined theater impresario Max Bialystock in Mel Brooks' "The Producers. " Mitt Romney sees things differently. As he sees it, he is offering success to a society that seems to actually prefer failure. "If people think there's something wrong with being successful in America, then they'd better vote for the other guy, because I've been extraordinarily successful, and I want to use that success and that know-how to help the American people.
April 19, 2012 |
President Obama got a rise out of Mitt Romney with the campaign-trail observation that "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. " Romney saw the remark (plausibly) as an attack on him and (not so plausibly, but ingeniously) as an attack on Romney's rags-to-Rambler father. "I'm certainly not going to apologize for my dad and his success in life ," Romney harrumphed. "He was born poor. He worked his way to become very successful despite the fact that he didn't have a college degree, and one of the things he wanted to do was to provide for me and my brother and sisters.