Whisky That Was Shot in Space Will Return After 3 Years

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In 2011 the Ardbeg Distillery in Scotland partnered with Texas space research company NanoRacks to launch a vial of unmatured malt and charred oak pieces into orbit. The vial was launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket later that same year while an identical vial was kept as a control in the Ardbeg distillery. On September 12th, 2014 the vial is scheduled to return to Earth so the two can be compared. The hope in the experiment is to see how microgravity conditions affect the maturation process of whisky.

The Wizard Nebula

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Via NASA:

Open star cluster NGC 7380 is still embedded in its natal cloud of interstellar gas and dust popularly known as the Wizard Nebula. Seen with foreground and background stars along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy it lies some 8,000 light-years distant, toward the constellation Cepheus.

How to Perfect the Chocolate Chip Cookie...With Science!

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Via Time:

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie recipe that pleased everyone…

There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's. It's science.

Be sure to check out the article to find out how!

The Unbreakable Glasses

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Drinique stackable glassware is made from a recyclable, crystal-clear plastic called Tritan copolyester. It's guaranteed not to crack or break, but if your purchase does get damaged Drinique will replace it for free.
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