Alex Mihnea Moisescu

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BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously.<p>Cohen has just started a new …

Melbourne Cup: Here's what you don't like about the race that stops the nation

Some people love the race that stops the nation. Others wish it would just stop.<p>We asked the latter what they disliked most about the race and at …

Melbourne Cup

Cup Day flashing, falling and brawling as punters celebrate in traditional style

THE Melbourne Cup has not failed to live up to its reputation for drunken debauchery, with revellers flashing their undies, falling over and brawling …

Amanda Seyfried takes legal action over nude photos while Mischa Barton speaks out about 'humiliation' of sex tape

Amanda Seyfried is planning legal action over naked photos said to have been leaked online, some of which include "intimate moments" of the actress with her ex-boyfriend.<p>TMZ is reporting that Seyfried's lawyers have sent a letter to the gossip website Celeb Jihad, demanding that the images be taken …

Warren Buffett thinks the 'elite' have wasted $100 billion ignoring his best investment advice

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will publish its annual letter to shareholders on Saturday.<p>The letter always covers a bunch of topics, with the 2017 edition touching on everything from stock buybacks to Buffett's favorite book of 2016. But many readers are most interested in Buffett's words of …

The 20 best French recipes: part 4

Richard Bertinet’s tarte tatin<p>I’m sure everyone knows the story of how this tart is supposed to have been created accidentally by <i>les demoiselles</i> Tatin, the Tatin sisters, but in case you haven’t … One of the sisters is said to have been softening apples in butter and sugar for an apple tart, then …

Baking

14 books every modern gentleman should read

FASHION -- 'Icons of Men's Style' by Josh Sims<p>'This one might be a little obvious, but it's a damn fine looking book, so I had to include …

Fake News, Other Trends Make Scientific Publishing A Growth Industry

Every single day, my email inbox is flooded with messages from scientific journals with names that sound similar to well-established scientific journals. Like instead of the longstanding journal <i>Vaccine</i>, these new journal names will have additional words such as the <i>The Open Vaccine Journal</i> or the</i> …

Science

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

Self-improvement

1960 Devin D Porsche Special

This 1960 Devin D is a good-looking, never-raced example that’s said to be largely original apart from its motor. Currently running what’s described …

Teeth Gnasher: Thor Drake's Scrambler bike

Thor Drake’s love for motorcycling and his desire to go beyond the ordinary can be seen in his latest project, a race-ready 2010-spec Triumph Scrambler. It’s at home on the track, in the woods and on the road.<p>Drake, part-owner of Portland-based See See Motor Coffee Co., has an easy smile and boyish …

Motorcycles