Now You Can Order a Cappuccino with Zero Gravity

The Italian Space Agency is providing the International Space Station with something truly Italian, an espresso maker designed for zero gravity. The machine will be installed later this year on the space station, and will be able to make tea, broth, and re-hydrate space meals as well as make your favorite espresso drink.


Why Tomato Juice Tastes Better on an Airplane

A study commissioned by German airline Lufthansa shows that food tastes different in the low-pressure environment of airline flight. This may explain why more people drink tomato juice as an in-flight beverage, where it has a sweeter taste, than they do on the ground.


Scientist Discovers a New Species… on eBay???

A British scientist has discovered a new species of sea urchin in one of the most unlikely places: on eBay. A listing for a colorful shell caught the attention of Simon Coppard of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature at the National History Museum in London. When he examined it closely, he realized that it didn’t belong to any known species!


Marie Curie’s Notebooks Are Still Too Radioactive To Be Handled

Marie Curie is one of only 4 people to have received 2 Nobel Prizes. Her research of radioactivity was groundbreaking, but it also took a toll on her health, and ultimately, her life. To this day, her notebooks are still radioactive and stored in boxes lined with lead.


Carrots Have Always Been Orange, Right?… Wrong!

Before the 17th century, almost all cultivated carrots were purple! The modern-day orange carrot originated in the late 16th century when Dutch growers took mutated strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots and gradually developed them into the orange variety we have today.


Try This New Cooking Tip: Drop It In The Deep Fryer!

Ever had a craving for a deep-fried donut bacon cheeseburger? Well, if you visit Alberta, Canada’s famed Calgary Stampede you can satisfy that craving. You can also sample deep-fried cookie dough and deep-fried cheese.