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Mars Phoenix lands this Sunday.

The mission has a blog. NYTimes explains what’s gonna happen during landing. I’ll be at the Plantetary Society’s Planetfest on Sunday, where there’ll be good live coverage of the event. I’m taking my powerbook and if there’s wireless there, I’ll be liveblogging. (They’ve had wifi available at two past events so I’m hopeful) If you’re […]

Molecular Gastronomy: Salt does not dissolve in oil

Home truths for the kitchen and cooking. Salt does not dissolve in oil. [via Ezra Klein’s linkblog] Which explains that cool Lavender bath salt scrub that I picked up at trader joes. Lavender oil, salt. Scrub it in, and the salt does dissolve in contact with water. In the shower. The name of the expert […]

Portion size, then and now

Things got bigger. Photos for illustration purposes only. But you get the idea.

Fractal cabinets

So cool. They get smaller, but not infinitely so. [via boingBoing]