Why I Hope The Search For Extraterrestrial Life... →
…What has all this got to do with finding life on Mars? Consider the implications of discovering that life had evolved independently on Mars (or some other planet in our solar system). That discovery would suggest that the emergence of life is not a very improbable event. If it happened independently twice here in our own back yard, it must surely have happened millions times across the...
Jaw-dropping stuff, this.
Cook Breakfast In A Hotel Room →
I’m pretty sure that James and I pioneered this concept the first time we put some pasta (and, subsequently, hot-dogs) in a kettle, but this is a slightly more evolved guide. Of course, the Britannia Hotel in Birmingham does not provide a person with an iron.
George Orwell's Guide To Tea →
If you look up ‘tea’ in the first cookery book that comes to hand you will probably find that it is unmentioned; or at most you will find a few lines of sketchy instructions which give no ruling on several of the most important points. This is curious, not only because tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country, as well as in Eire, Australia and New Zealand,...
Panache: Love The Fit →
Enjoyable. On a technical level, of course.
"We Can Hear You Having Sex" →
Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate whether it’s rude to send a message by renaming your Wi-Fi network.
Military: Tank uses thermal camouflage to... →
What’s you’re seeing above is a a CV90 light tank outfitted with BAE Systems’ ADAPTIV, a form of camouflage that can be used to trick heat-sensing technology.