Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity News Archive - May 16, 2012
Members from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission preformed a “test drive” of the a Mars rover in Dumont Dunes in California's Mojave Desert last week.
Word of the Day
- In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.