Brooks Fuqua

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Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

Feijoada Is Basically The Best Food On The Planet

"This is a dish of bold temptation and prompt surrender for carnivores" as told by chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz! Leticia hails from Rio de Janeiro with an expertise in traditional Brazilian cuisine. Vegetarians beware.<p><b>Serves 8–10</b><p>8 ounces carne seca (dried meat)<p>1 pound pork shoulder, cut into …

Tracing the Congolese mine that fuelled Hiroshima

On a quest to trace the origins of the Hiroshima atom bomb, writer Patrick Marnham travelled to the Congolese mine that supplied its uranium, and found the Geiger counter still clicking<p>Until the discovery of nuclear fission, uranium was an ore of very limited use, and in 1939 it was also in very …

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Hummingbird memory

New research suggests the tiny birds may have what might be called an episodic memory – a trait previously thought unique to humans.<p>When it comes to …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Newly-discovered metal alloy can shape-shift forever

A team of materials scientists at the University of Minnesota have discovered a metal alloy that can rearrange its crystalline structure almost …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

Neon Steve - Fractal Forest 2013 Mix (Shambhala)

The 11 Indie Food Mags You Should Be Reading

It's no secret that we're obsessed with food, and we're always looking to learn something new -- which is why we were won over by all the magazines we're featuring in our Indie Food Mags Collection. They offer up a fresh spin on everything that's happening across the food world, from farm to table, …

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The Social Behavior Of Bacteria, Trippily Explored In Art

The advanced collective and social intelligence of bacteria colonies makes for some very psychedelic design.<p>The invisible colony of bacteria that spreads its invisible biomass across a petri dish is as gestalt as any alien hive-mind. Like such a mind, it grows with design, and it is from this …

How Gestural Control Could Change Everything

This Dark Chocolate and Nutella Puppy Chow is seriously addicting. You've been warned - http://bit.ly/14T0w1M

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

While Egypt burns, Israel talks peace

As political turmoil is engulfing Egypt, attempts at peace talks are quietly underway in neighbouring Jerusalem. Robert Tait sets out the key issues<p>It was an event that went almost unnoticed against the backdrop of the unfolding upheavals in neighbouring Egypt.<p>Last Wednesday night, without fanfare, …

Egypt braces for more violence after deadly week

The European Union said Sunday it will "urgently review" its relations with Egypt.<p>CAIRO — More violence is expected in Egypt after chaos swept through the country last week, leaving nearly 900 dead in four days of unrest and threatening to stall a political transition.<p>Egypt "is on a course for an …

Can a Republican Win 270 Electoral Votes in 2016...or Ever?

The GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee will have a heck of a time winning the Electoral College.<p>Recently, I attended a political event where about 400 …

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Samsung Galaxy Gear pegged as a smartwatch coming September 4

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Moveplayer<p>It’s time for the smartwatch market to heat up: After a trademark filing for “Galaxy Gear” earlier this …

Romanian Princess Ran a Cockfighting Ring in Oregon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Irina Walker, Princess of Romania, is allegedly a fan and facilitator of cockfighting. Walker and …