"Below the television critics and editors of The New York Times offer some targeted suggestions for what to watch with which members of your clan."
"So odds are, you've ended up with perfectly cooked dark meat, and the breast meat has paid the price. It's turning cottony and crumbly as you slice it, and panic strikes. What to do?"
"Pie crust has intimidation written all over it. So let's bring it down to where it belongs -- you only need a few key pieces of information. For me, it comes down to three tricks plus one master formula. Trust me, you can do this. Just take it step by step -- and then show off like crazy."
"So Einstein went back to the blackboard. And on Nov. 25, 1915, he set down the equation that rules the universe. As compact and mysterious as a Viking rune, it describes space-time as a kind of sagging mattress where matter and energy, like a heavy sleeper, distort the geometry of the cosmos to produce the effect we call gravity, obliging light beams as well as marbles and falling apples to follow curved paths through space."
"An excellent question. A hard one, too. Python 3 has hundreds of improvements compared to the last Python 2. Some of these may matter to you a lot. It's possible most won't matter to you at all."
"My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I’ve eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I’ve discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons of ways to take your pie up a notch, without even straying too far from the basics."
"Who says you can’t order your very own urban farm and construct it yourself? Certainly not Human Habitat, the Copenhagen-based company that created Impact Farm, a "flat-packed pop-up farm” that, once constructed, turns into a "two-story hydroponic farm,” Discovery reports."
"Any kind of firm, sweet pumpkin or squash can be used for this recipe. If you want a shortcut, you can buy pre-cubed butternut squash. Just make sure the surface of the squash looks fresh and moist."
"Before a tailor can sew a suit, someone needs to pick the fabric. Before a surgeon amputates a limb, it's a good idea to confirm which limb needs amputating. And before you set to work making a cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving dinner, I strongly suggest you figure out what kind of cornbread you're planning on using."
"Reality is mutable, vulnerable to interpretation and interference. It’s an idea that permeates through Philip K. Dick’s writing, one of the most influential forces in pop culture. Even if you don’t recognise his work by name, chances are you’ve experienced its impact. Minority Report, Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall—these are all films that owe life to the acclaimed science fiction author. Similarly, an armament of video games draw substance from the man’s fiction, whether it’s Deus Ex or the upcoming Californium."
"Sometimes, a dish comes along that uses all the delicious ingredients we say we're going to use less of. Things like cream, butter, white wine, and cheese. You know, the ones our cooking idols always encourage using in heaping tablespoons? (After all, when Julia Child calls for more butter, you add more butter.) And if you could combine all of these delicious things in a recipe that doesn't require hours and hours of braising in a Dutch oven, that would be pretty great, right?"
"We’ve cooked turkeys every which way: in a brown grocery bag (turns out to be highly unsanitary); draped with butter-drenched cheesecloth; deep-fried; even deboned and shaped into a melon (oh, la la!). We’ve wrestled with a hot twenty-five pounder, breast side down, then breast side up, and on and on. But we think we’ve found the answer to achieving the perfect Thanksgiving turkey—the easy dry salt brine."
"Mauna Loa, Hawaii: the biggest volcano in the world, among the most active (it’s due for an eruption) and, according to Nasa, the ideal spot for simulating a space mission. This remote place is where six people were holed up for eight months in a small, white dome set in a giant crater of the volcano. It may sound like an especially intense episode of Lost but it is, in fact, a Nasa mission. Welcome to Mars on Earth."
"The space exploration agency has been working to conduct a human mission to Mars by the 2030s and begin spaceflight launches again, and it needs more astronauts to do so."
""So if you have two basically tiny suns over the pole that would warm up the planet," explained Musk, "Then you would gasify frozen carbon dioxide, thicken the atmosphere and warm up the water and all of that would have a greenhouse effect. Have a cascading effect to continue warming up the planet.""