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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie recipe

Shepherd’s pie (made with minced lamb or mutton) or cottage pie (made with minced beef) is a meat pie with a crust of mashed potato, not pastry. The dish can vary widely within its...

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 board game

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, the very first board game by MondoTees.com in collaboration with USAopoly’s designer games division, Project Raygun. The regular version of the game will be in stores and online...

Enigma machine

Like all the best cryptography, the Enigma machine is simple to describe, but infuriating to break. Straddling the border between mechanical and electrical, Enigma looked from the outside like an oversize typewriter. Enter the...

Japanese sex catalog from the 1930’s

This is a Japanese sex catalog from the 1930’s that features numerous scary looking implements. And while it is visually quite striking, perhaps the best characteristic is the fractured version of English that the...

Should you stick with Teflon?

The chemical polytetrafluoro­ethylene (PTFE), with nonstick properties, was discovered accidentally in 1938 by a DuPont chemist working with refrigerant gases. Shortly after, PTFE (dubbed Teflon) appeared as a coating on cookware and other products,...

Germany explained by Geography Now!

Germany is one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world’s main economic powers. Known around the world for its precision engineering and high-tech products, it is equally admired by...

RA.570 Wolfgang Voigt

This month, Wolfgang Voigt revived his legendary ambient techno project with Narkopop, the first Gas album in 17 years. Gas, with its baroque classical samples and misty atmospheres, was a tribute to Voigt’s childhood experiences...

Sourdough loaf

Ingredients 300 grams – whole wheat flower 300 grams – all purpose or bread flour 512 grams – water 63 grams – starter 10 grams salt Instructions If you do mill your own flour...

Eulers disc

A spinning/rolling disk ultimately comes to rest, and it does so quite abruptly, the final stage of motion being accompanied by a whirring sound of rapidly increasing frequency. As the disk rolls, the point...