Editors’ Selects: At-Home Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

An opportunity to reflect on Mexican design, heritage and history

A celebration of Mexican culture and its international influence, Cinco de Mayo evolved from the commemoration of a battle in the Franco-Mexican War on 5 May 1862. Today, within the Mexican state of Puebla, festivities abound. Across the US, many indulge in traditional Mexican cuisine and music, along with cocktails featuring the country’s beloved spirits, tequila and mezcal. For us, Cinco de Mayo extends beyond an …

Poems on Mars

Skateboarding India, poems on Mars, 3D-printed ears and more in our look at the web this week

Interplanetary wordsmiths take note, NASA is sending three poems to Mars on its November launch of the MAVEN spacecraft. Submit your haikus in English between 1-15 July 2013 for your (poem’s) chance to join the maiden voyage. Global entries are welcome and winners will be chosen by a public vote.

Cinco de Miracle Whip

Skateboarding India, poems on Mars, 3D-printed ears and more in our look at the web this week

Tangy mayonnaise brand Miracle Whip riffs on their name with a five-day celebration of Cinco de Mayo. For the occasion, haters are invited to try their hand at bashing a piñata in the shape of a Miracle Whip bottle while fans of the creamy condiment defend it from attacks—both using telepresence robotics.