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Robot dog will be available soon

Last week, Boston Dynamics’ robot SpotMini starred in a new video. The robot doesn’t open doors for its friends or fight off a human assailant brandishing a hockey stick. It simply traipses down corridors, through...

How to slice a human body

The 19th century saw major advances in the practice of surgery. In 1750, the anatomist John Hunter described it as “a humiliating spectacle of the futility of science”; yet, over the next 150 years...

WinWorld

WinWorld is an online museum dedicated to the preservation and sharing of vintage, abandoned, and pre-release software. We offer information, media and downloads for a wide variety of computers and operating systems. Their entire...

Making counterfeit bananas

In this video, Bob’s Wood Stuff carved bananas out of a kiln dried fir, using the bandsaw, Japanese hand saw, slick chisel, drawknife, and spokeshave. Then painted them to be as realistic as possible. The texture and finishing...

The neuroscience of addiction

Neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the case that addiction isn’t a disease at all, although it has been recently branded as such. [Via:The Royal Institution]

The fall of the Aztec Empire explained

Second episode in their series on the Pre-Columbian civilizations in America. This time, Kings and Generals will talk about the fall of the Aztec Empire and its capital Tenochtitlan at the hands of the Spanish...

The origins of breakfast

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but where does that idea come from? And is it true? Vanessa Hill uncovers the history of breakfast and whether or...