Scoop Blog Archive / April 2011

Seattle Passed Over for Space Shuttle, but We'll Get a Cool Simulator

Space Shuttle
This won't be parked at the Museum of Flight

And the winner is...not Seattle! Museum of Flight spokespeople and state officials are making the best of NASA's decision not to send one of its four retired space shuttles to Seattle. The M of F was one of 21 facilities in the running for a shuttle, and the competition was intense. In the end, Seattle was passed over in favor of  the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the California Science Center, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and, for some reason, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Read more »


Puget Sound Ocean Acidification in Environmental News Again

The Seattle Times reports today on ocean acidification research taking Puget Sound, a topic that our very own Maria Dolan tackled in last month's issue. In honor of today's front page ST story, here are a few photos from the magazine, including a few previously unpublished online. Read more »


Outdoors: Bike Commuting 101

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Roddy Scheer
www.roddyscheer.com
Bicyclist along Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont

If you've always wanted to start commuting by bicycle but aren't sure how to get started, make sure to attend the Cascade Bicycle Club's talk entited "Intro to Bike Commuting" this Wednesday evening at the Blue Building of the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) from 6:30-8 p.m. ($30 for PNA members, $35 for general public). Want to know more about what it takes to commute by bicycle? Read more »

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Cliff Mass Responds to The Seattle Times Coverage of UW's Cut in In-state Admissions

An image pulled from Cliff Mass' blog post, a response to The Seattle Times story, "Why straight-A's may not get you into UW this year"

Earlier this month The Seattle Times published an eye-opening piece on the shrinking number of in-state students being admitted into the University of Washington. The article, which has garnered more than 700 comments on seattletimes.com and 3, 500+ Facebook likes, has clearly struck a chord with locals.This weekend an unexpected voice introduced another side to the admissions story. Read more »

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Updated! Tom Douglas's Cuoco, Brave Horse Tavern Are Open in SLU, Ting Momo Opens Monday

Tom Douglas

Last week, Tom Douglas announced via Twitter (@TomDouglasCo) that Cuoco, the Italian pasta house that anchors his revamped brick Terry Avenue Building, was open.

At Cuoco, longtime Tom Douglas pastaiola Martha Francis will work alongside Cuoco chef Stuart Lane (who last awed us at Cafe Juanita) to create dishes like gnocchi with nettle pesto, hazelnuts and pancetta; fresh pea risotto with pea vines and ham hock; artichoke raviolie with mascarpone and Parmesan. And that's just the pasta! Read more »