Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
An acclaimed Spanish chef who concocted treats such as ravioli made from squid and freeze-dried foie gras is teaming with Harvard University to create an undergraduate course in culinary physics.
Ferran Adria will begin teaching in the fall at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Cambridge, Mass. His general education science course will use cooking to introduce students to soft matter physics, which involves the study of suspensions and gels.
Adria has helped bring Spanish cuisine to the world’s foodies and is known for deconstructing food and putting it back together in unconventional ways.
The Harvard course also will feature lectures by researchers and celebrity chefs, including New York’s Wylie Dufresne (doo-FRAYN’) and Jose Andres, whose eatery in Washington helped popularize the Spanish bar food known as tapas in the United States.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.