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6 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Liquor Brands

We've all witnessed the heroic wit of the Most Interesting Man in the World. But have you ever wondered about the real-life tales associated with some of the world's biggest alcohol makers? Behind every great liquor brand is a great story.<p><b>1. Jack Daniel's</b><p><i>Image: bridgeandtunnelclub.com</i><p>Everyone knows …

Whiskey

What caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster?

On the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, BBC Future revisits a Horizon documentary that shows how the tragedy unfolded - and explores what Nasa learned in the aftermath.<p>On 1 February 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia began its descent back to Earth after a 16-day mission. The crew …

Space Exploration

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

Singapore Airlines

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

Alternative Medicine

Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality

How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?<p>A few months before she died, my grandmother made a decision.<p>Bobby, as her friends called her (theirs is a generation of nicknames), was a farmer’s …

Singularity

A Guide for Young People: What to Do With Your Life

I had a 15-year-old write to me and ask about figuring out what do do with her life.<p>She writes:<p>‘As a high-school student I’m constantly being …

Self-improvement

The Delightfully Short Guide to Reading More Books

I have to admit, reading online has dropped my book reading in the last couple of years. It’s hard to resist the pull of clickbait titles and …

Books

The Core Curriculum

Premise<p>There are many books, speeches, articles, sermons, quotes, and conversations which have shaped us over the years into the people we are.<p>We …

Scientists Have Worked Out What The Mysterious White Mist On Coffee Is

If you've noticed a thin white mist clinging to the surface of your coffee -- not the crema, nor the steam, but a ghostly white layer just on the …

These unlucky divers were engulfed in a 100ft wide whale ‘poo-nami’

<b>These photographs capture the moment a group of free divers were engulfed in a 100ft whirlpool of faeces after a sperm whale released a large bowel</b> …

The Broke Girl's Guide To Healthy Eating

<i>This article was originally published on April 26, 2016.</i><p>Yes, it's true that health food can be staggeringly expensive — especially if it's something …

Snacks

Top 50 Money-Saving Tips

These clever tips help keep your cash where it belongs -- in your pocket!<p>First things first: Learn how to set your own personal budget with our easy-to-use worksheet.<p>Print Our Budgeting Worksheet

Hard Boiled Eggs Don't Stay Fresh As Long As You Think They Do

Seven days. That's it.<p>Once you've boiled eggs, they have just one week until you should think twice about eating one. (That's assuming they've been stored in the fridge shortly after being boiled.) And if that hard boiled egg was peeled before being refrigerated, that knocks two more days off of …

Eggs
Breakfast

What to Eat for an Upset Stomach

Got an upset stomach? Quit your bellyaching and eat one of these healing foods, like fennel and peppermint.<p>We've all been guilty—at least once or a dozen times—of overindulging. Whether it was one too many saucy Buffalo wings, a slice of chocolate cake that was a <i>little</i> too big, or we overdid it …

Alternative Medicine