Joshua Liew

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KFC Accidentally Revealed the Top-Secret Recipe for Its Fried Chicken

OG Colonel Sanders would be 11 types of pissed.<p>You know the hot shame you feel when you want to say something mean about one friend to your other friend and accidentally text "Nancy's being such a troll" to the person you're shit-talking? But once it's out of the box you can never put it back in? …

Some Take Massive Risks To Save Syria's Cultural Heritage

More than 250,000 people have been killed and millions more displaced as a result of the conflict in Syria. But the destruction also extends beyond human lives. Significant parts of that country's heritage are now lost. Architecture, art and antiquities dating back more than a thousand years have …

A radical calendar would eliminate time zones and leap years

Imagine living in a world where Christmas always falls on a Monday.<p>There's no more February 29 every four years, as there will be in 2016. And it's the same time everywhere in the world.<p>That's some of the changes we'd see in the <i>Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar</i>, if it's ever implemented. We'd also …

Johns Hopkins University

See Blue Origin's New Shepherd Landing From the Rocket's Point of View

Rocket launches are fun to watch — particularly when they go right — and as private spaceflight companies like Blue Origin and SpaceX have shown recently, so are rocket landings.<p>Here's one, Blue Origin's New Shepherd coming down on Jan. 22, from a perspective you likely haven't seen before: the …

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Antarctica: Pole to Soul Part 3

<i>"We are all in the gutter...but some of us are looking at the stars"</i> Oscar Wilde<p>(Photo: Mariano Srur)<p>Into the wild. The Patagonian Linea Sur (<i>'Southern Line'</i> -- named after the railway line that passes through its inhospitable territory) is a high, dry plateau of extensively grazed, scrubby steppe. …