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Who Killed the Nazi Botanist Trying to Wipe Out Cocaine?

The old man was found facedown on the floor. His hands and feet had been tied with electrical tape; the same tape, bound tightly over his mouth and …

Buenos Aires

15 Surprising Facts About There Will Be Blood

Family, greed, religion, madness, and milkshakes came together in unexpected and jarring ways in <i>There Will Be Blood</i>, Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Why Do Cats Freak Out After Pooping?

Cats often exhibit some very peculiar behavior, from getting into deadly combat situations with their own tail to pouncing on unsuspecting humans. …

superstitious

That Giant Antarctic Iceberg Just Revealed an Ecosystem Hidden For Thousands of Years

"A fantastic, unknown area for scientific research."<p>When a vast trillion-tonne chunk of ice the size of Delaware broke free from Antarctica in July, …

Major inbreeding study finds why we don’t have sex with our relatives

Prehistoric humans avoided inbreeding as they knew of its dangers at least 34,000 years ago, a study has found.<p>They developed surprisingly …

Anthropology

The True Identity of Jack the Ripper May Have Just Been Confirmed

James Maybrick<p>James Maybrick<p>The crimes of Jack the Ripper make up one of the most famous unsolved murder cases of all time. Now, nearly 130 years …

Crime

20 Amazingly Valuable Thrift Store Finds

Thrift stores are always a treasure trove of vintage clothing items, posters of kittens, and old kitchen appliances—but sometimes a lucky shopper …

9-Year-Old Starts Initiative to Help Protect America’s National Monuments

In 1906, the Antiquities Act was established to preserve “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or …

Cows

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Microbiology

How To Clean, Polish And Sharpen A Very Rusty Knife

It's easy to assume a knife covered in rust is bound for the trash heap, but rust is typically just on the surface of the blade waiting to be …

Cleaning

1967 Ford Bronco Half Cab

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• American<br>• Cars<br>• Off Road<p>The Ford Bronco Half Cab was a rare version off the iconic 4×4, just 2,317 were built in 1969, …

Classic Cars

The Equilibrialist Visor

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Gear<br>• Helmets<p>The Equilibrialist Visor is a custom shield currently produced for Ruby, Nexx, and Biltwell helmets. The …

Helmets

Handmade Repurposed File Knives

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Knives<p>Creek Cutler is the home of James Freakly, an English bladesmith based in North Norfolk. James …

Knives

The Essential Buying Guide: Land Rover Series I

Reading time: about 14 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• British<br>• Land Rover<p>Introduction<p>The Land Rover Series I was never expected to be a sales success. When it was first …

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Pinin Farina Series II

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Ferrari<br>• Italian<p>The Ferrari 250 series was built from 1953 till 1964, they included some of the most iconic cars of …

Classic Cars

Whiskey Peaks Rock Glasses

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>American<br>• Gear<br>• Home<br>• Whiskey<p>The Whiskey Peaks rocks glasses have three dimensional impressions of America’s greatest …

Denali (Mt. McKinley)

The Twincharged 1985 Lancia Delta S4 “Stradale”

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Italian<br>• Racing<br>• Rare<p>The Lancia Delta S4 is a car designed to race in the most compelling, and dangerous, form of …

FCA Italy

The Essential Buying Guide: Range Rover Classic Two-Door

Reading time: about 10 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• British<br>• Cars<p>Introduction<p>When it was first introduced in 1970 the Range Rover immediately caught the motoring …

Land Rover Range Rover

Fitzroy Premium Navy Rum

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Gear<br>• Home<br>• Taste<p>Fitzroy Premium Navy Rum is named for Captain Robert FitzRoy, the man who steered Charles Darwin on his …

19th Century

1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster

Reading time: about 4 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• German<br>• Porsche<br>• Rare<p>A Short History of the Porsche 356 Speedster<p>The Porsche 356 Speedster is a car that Porsche was …

Classic Cars

Railroad Spike Throwing Axe

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<p>This Railroad Spike Throwing Axe is the work of John Carter, a blacksmith and police officer based in …

Railroads

The World’s Fastest Royal Enfield Himalayan

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Custom<br>• Indian<br>• Motorcycles<p>The Royal Enfield Himalayan was released in 2015 by the Indian company (formerly British) as the …

Motorcycles

1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Design<br>• Italian<br>• Rare<p>A Short History of the Lamborghini Countach LP400<p>When the bright yellow prototype of the …

Legacy Overland Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• Cars<br>• Japanese<p>The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 was the diesel variant of the J40 series, with its better known sibling the …

Classic Cars

Project Car: Jaguar E-Type Series 1

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>British<br>• Cars<br>• Design<br>• Project Vehicles<br>• Style<p>The Jaguar E-Type (known as the XKE in some former colonies) has been voted the …

Jaguar Cars

The Essential Buying Guide – Sunbeam Alpine

Reading time: about 16 minutes.<p>British<br>• Buying Guides<br>• Cars<p>The Sunbeam Alpine<p>Introduction<p>The Sunbeam Alpine name was first used on a car that pre-dates …

1974 Porsche Carrera 3.0 RS – Ex-Lord Mexborough

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Porsche<br>• Racing<br>• Rare<p>The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 is an exceedingly rare car, just 55 were made and today …

Jerry Seinfeld

Heimplanet Nias 6-Person Tent

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Camping<br>• Design<br>• Engineering<br>• Gear<p>The Heimplanet Nias is a 4 to 6 person tent that weighs in at just 6.8 kilograms (14.9 lbs) …

Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>BMW<br>• Custom<br>• Engineering<br>• Motorcycles<p>The Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS is a collaborative motorcycle project between …