Vladimir Nabokov explains the perils of translating, and the great Russian short story.
At 9 a.m. on Oct. 1, former coal baron Donald Leon Blankenship will stand before a judge at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia, for what promises to be a lengthy, complex, and historic criminal trial.
"The Martian" is hitting cinemas right about now, and already it is being heralded as one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi films of all time. We’ve seen the movie, and we’ve got to say, it’s amazing how far we’ve come since "Armageddon" (shudder). NASA has been so impressed, they've been using the movie as a marketing campaign for their own, actual manned missions to Mars in the 2030s.
Surgeons test possible stem cell cure for blindness. Surgeons in London have used human embryonic stem cells in a pioneering attempt to cure blindness. Cells derived from a donated early embryo were implanted into the retina of a 60-year-old woman with age-related macular degeneration – the most common cause of blindness in the UK.
Chocolate chip cookies are nearly universally adored. People like them in all sorts of textures, sizes, and tastes. So how can you make your perfect cookie? Using science, of course. In preparation for National Homemade Cookies Day on October 1, here are some tips on how to experiment with ingredients to get cookie that is just right for you.