TAG: Science experiment

Don’t Let Fruit Go To Waste

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Food waste is an issue that bothers most grocery shoppers. Fruit is one item that can be expensive to buy, so after carefully selecting, purchasing and washing it, it is frustrating when it turns bad and has to be thrown out. If you don’t have a compost pile or want to have some fun with your food, there are neat ways to use leftover fruits. An easy way to make use of fruit that is still good but not quite fresh enough to display in a fruit basket is to incorporate it into other recipes. Leftover fruit makes great preserves and peels… read more

Surprising Celery

Celery

Apium graveolens, more commonly known as celery, has been around since at least the 9th century when it was written about in a poem. It was described for medicinal use, and was not used for cooking until about 1623 in France when it was mainly employed as a seasoning. Around the 17th and 18th centuries it was discovered that celery could be made to taste better if plants were grown later in the season and could be stored for winter food. It has slowly crept into kitchens, and now remains a somewhat forgotten side of the vegetable family. It gets stuck… read more

NASA Climate Probe

Climate Probe

NASA is sending an aerial probe over the Pacific Ocean to study climate change. The Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX)  is scheduled to begin flights in between January 16 and March 15. The modified drones will fly 65,000 feet above the ocean and study “unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing Earth.” The unmanned drones will take flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California, and will be operated by Dryden Flight Research Center. Each flight will take 30-hours. The NASA team is also planning to deploy drones to Guam and Australia… read more