Jon Chalkley

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Built for speed: what makes Usain Bolt so fast?

‘Here he comes! The big man! The big man!’ cried an ecstatic Colin Jackson, poise forgotten, as thrilled as Michael Johnson, sat next to him, was nonplussed.<p>The occasion? Bolt storming to a new Olympic record in the 100m at the London Olympics, both fulfilling and belying his nickname of ‘the big …

Amir Khan savaged by Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum

Amir Khan has been written off as “yesterday’s news” by Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum, dashing the Briton’s hopes of appearing in the Filipino’s comeback fight.<p>Pacquiao, an eight-weight world champion, had retired in April to concentrate on a career in politics in his homeland but is now …

Tony Blair could be impeached and put on 'trial' in Parliament over Chilcot report, under MPs' plans

Tony Blair could be put on ‘trial’ in the Houses of Parliament for his role in taking Britain to war in Iraq, under plans being examined by MPs, The Telegraph can disclose.<p>MPs led by SNP leader Alex Salmond are understood to be examining whether the former Labour Prime Minister can be impeached and …

Monica Bellucci on how to seduce Bond at 51: 'Eat well, drink well, have good sex'

Looking like an early Renaissance Madonna – one pale hand laid in a graceful diagonal across her chest – Monica Bellucci is telling me about a recent swimming trip with her two daughters. 'I had just put on a new green swimsuit when my five-year-old, Léonie, looked at me and said, “Maman – you’re …

Bodybuilding supplements fuel eating disorders in some men, study suggests

Gym rats may seem to be the picture of good health, but a new study suggests that many men who prioritize their workouts are abusing legal bodybuilding supplements to achieve their lean and muscular look.<p>More than 40% of men surveyed by researchers from the California School of Professional …

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A Note on Censorship - Some Final Reflections on the Human Zoo Campaign

I don't have much more to say about the human zoo other than, well done to the campaign and especially to the protestors, if I were not out of the …

George Lucas

We're drinking bourbon faster than distillers can make it

One of America's oldest distilleries, Buffalo Trace, has warned that the world is facing a whiskey shortage, as the soaring demand for fine bourbons …

18 Children's Notes Made Hilariously Inappropriate By Spelling Errors

Forgive these children, for they know not what they have written.

Walking again at the World Cup with help from Colorado State University

Hold on to your backpacks, there's a new wave of conscious hip-hop

Synonymous with backpacks, Rawkus Records and album titles like The Beautiful Struggle, conscious hip-hop was a place for the purists who valued socially switched-on rhymes over abrasive hos'n'dough raps. It was a boom-bap nirvana, decorated with Akai MPC-1000s and fuelled by obscure soul samples …

Grillbot: FINALLY, a Grill-Cleaning Robot

What a time to be alive!<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m sick – SICK – of cleaning my grill by hand like some sort of unbelievably handsome wild …

How I Got the Shot: Dane Gudauskas surfs Norway's frozen waters | Adventure Sports Network

This week’s “How I got the shot” takes us to Norway, where we learn about the hazards of surfing in freezing water.<p>Surfer Dane Gudauskas in Norway; …

Aquatic Sports

Inside the Epic Race to Get Andrew Wiggins' Sneaker Endorsement

In the early part of the fall in 2003, LeBron James was preparing for his NBA debut, having signed a three-year, roughly $13 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers—and a seven-year, $93 million footwear and apparel contract with Nike. The latter for James, arguably the most hyped player ever …

The Mass-Market Beer Styles You Wish Existed

<b>Beer is beer,</b> your piss-swilling friends claim. And sure, it's hard to really argue with that if all they truly like are lagers or pilsners or even white ales. You know your favorite craft brewery's equivalents are vastly superior, but they won't see much of a difference (except for the higher …

Brew your own beer in Brixton with the London Beer Lab – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:00 pm, September 13, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>There’s nothing quite like cracking open a barrel of own-made ale to give you a sense of …

Alt-week 8.17.13: Fukushima's permafrost plan, the rodent afterlife and quantum teleportation

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>Two years on, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown is still causing problems, and the Japanese government is looking at a particularly cool way (<i>literally</i>) to address them. Similarly chilling is the prospect …