Monthly Archive: November 2017

Atlas: the humanoid gymnast

Boston Dynamics has released footage of a humanoid robot that can do box jumps and back flips. This is a significant improvement on robot capabilities – despite what years of sci fi movies have suggested,...

Club scene in 1997 Ostberlin

Berlin may still be a round-the-clock party city, but it’s current iteration has nothing on what it was like in the ’90s. Or that’s the impression we get after watching this video that spotlights...

The history of Bacardi

Bacardi is the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. Originally known for its Bacardi white rum, it now has a portfolio of more than 200 liquor and spirits labels. Don Facundo...

Embrace your inner gabber

The legendary Dutch gabber festival will have its 25th anniversary party last weekend. If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that gabber is beginning to enjoy something of a comeback. But while these new gabber...

Strength exercise as vital as aerobic

The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a...

How to make fire by rubbing sticks

Rubbing two sticks together is likely the oldest of all ­fire-starting techniques, and also the most difficult. Besides proper technique, you have to choose the right wood for the fireboard and spindle. Sets made...

Nicolas Cage on C

Effects of cocaine go from very mild to very intense based on route of administration. Traditionally, coca is used buccally as a bolus with mineral lime, or orally, as a tea infusion from leaves....

Making ecstasy in your bedroom

It’s still one of the safest drugs to take, but two years ego, ecstasy-related deaths in the UK reached their highest level in a decade, and now it’s back in the headlines. Some people...