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Archaeologists Have Discovered the World's Oldest Cheese Inside an Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Archaeologists have identified a substance found inside an ancient Egyptian tomb: 3,200-year-old cheese.<p>Several years ago, a research team found a …

Archaeology

If You Find Doughnuts and 900 Pounds of Bacon in the Woods of Michigan, Don't Touch It

There's a perfectly reasonable explanation for all of this.<p>If you’re walking through the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula—in what would be the fingertips of its mitten-shaped landmass and you find a giant pile of doughnuts and bacon, it’s not the best kind of fever dream. It’s also not …

I'm In A World Of 70MM Racing Footage And I Never Want To Leave

Check out those nice wide shots and rich colors that only the real, super wide honest-to-God celluloid can provide. I didn’t plan to spend my …

Here's Some Rare Footage Of The SR-71 Blackbird Testing

On May 1, 1960, as the Cold War was heating up, CIA pilot Gary Powers was shot down flying a U-2C spy plane over Soviet airspace, dropping from …

Military Aircraft

Nothing Can Replace the Aston Martin Vantage's Sound

That 4.7 liter V8 is delicious.<p>The new Vantage might be amazing to drive and interesting to look at, but its 4.0 liter AMG V8 can't compare to the naturally aspirated V8 in the original Vantage.<p><i>Welcome to Better Than Coffee, your daily dose of car sounds designed to help you kick that caffeine</i> …

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Why Cars Are So Crucial to the Best Movies Ever Made

Filmmakers use automobiles as movie characters unto themselves. The relationship between the car and cinema is deep and complex. Let's examine the movie industry's love affair with the automobile.<p>Think about your personal favorite movies. Look at a list of the greatest films ever made. Chances are, …

How to wash your car properly to protect the paint – and add value

It used to be the weekend ritual – as much a part of the routine as mowing the lawn and a Sunday roast. Now washing the car has virtually disappeared off our driveways - consigned to the metal dustbin of nostalgia with Chopper bikes and glass milk bottles.<p>Back in the Seventies and Eighties, …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

The Director of the Scariest Movie We’ve Ever Seen Still Fears Nuclear War the Most

'Threads' director Mick Jackson on the return of his BBC movie and why it’s still important.<p>In 1984, the BBC aired a TV movie so disturbing it would only repeat the broadcast once, a year later, on the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan. That film was <i>Threads</i>, and anyone who’s seen it …

The “karmic connection” between The Beatles’ George Harrison and Ravi Shankar

There is no easy explanation for such vastly dissimilar people as George (Harrison) and Ravi Shankar instantly connecting with each other, almost as if their relationship was preordained. Their family backgrounds were completely different. The Beatle was the son of a bus conductor father and a shop …

George Harrison

Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it’s not such a mad idea | Julian Baggini

The world is confusing and complex. When we dig for the truth, we flirt with madness<p>If the Illuminati is real, it’s got to be the least secret secret society in the universe. It’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people whose investigative …

Conspiracies

We tried 12 of the most popular protein bars on the market, and this is the only one worth buying

After sampling 12 different protein bars, the only place I don't feel like going is the gym.<p>Protein bars are designed to be high-energy snacks that contain a large concentration of protein, a macronutrient that helps to build muscle mass and repair wounds or damaged tissues. Some contain around 20 …

Dessert

Meet the dogs of Chernobyl – the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community

Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone – mainly descendants of those left behind after the nuclear disaster, when residents were banned from taking their beloved pets to safety<p>We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog runs at us. It …

Chernobyl

I’m the Wife of a Former N.F.L. Player. Football Destroyed His Mind.

My husband, Rob Kelly, is a retired N.F.L. player. After five seasons as a safety beginning in the late 1990s, four with the New Orleans Saints and one with the New England Patriots, he sustained an injury to a nerve between his neck and shoulder during training camp that ended his career. By the …

Adidas Boost: the Sneaker Technology that Changed a Company's Fortunes

It's been five years since Adidas's squishy white foam—known as "Boost"—first hit shelves. Here, we break down just how important Boost has been to Adidas—and how it changed the sneaker industry forever.<p><b>Back in 2012,</b> if you asked anyone what the hottest sneaker brand in the world was and they …

How Ford Beat Ferrari at Le Mans

Dan Gurney on his improbable 1967 Le Mans victory with A.J. Foyt in the GT40 Mark IV.<p>It was showdown time. Le Mans, 1967. Ford versus Ferrari. The powerhouse Italian specialist against the second-largest automaker in America, the company that just a few years before tried to buy Ferrari. Four …

Unrestored 1968 Ford Mustang From Bullitt is a Detroit Must-See

Family kept muscle movie car a secret for over four decades<p>If you want to keep a secret, chances are the Kiernan clan can keep it for you. In case you missed it, a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt rolled out in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 classic Steve McQueen film.<p>McQueen’s granddaughter …

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Test Review: Power Mad

Jeep puts 707 horsepower under the hood. Are they crazy?<p>There’s a line from <i>Moby-Dick</i>, “In a whaler wonders soon wane.” Cetaceans are awesome creatures, magnificent mammalian consequences of evolution. Awesome, in the older, proper sense of the word. And in a life spent in their pursuit, so filled …

Supercar vs Hypercar — What’s the Difference?

Hundreds of horsepower, million-dollar price tags, lap times that make most race cars blush — these are supercars. They’re the top range of today’s …

'Wolf Of The Autostrada' Is Your '80s European Oligarch Street Racing Fantasy Come To Life

Yes, that is an oddly specific fantasy, but when you watch this short film you’ll understand. And you’ll want to be there.<p>This is “Wolf of the …

Report: The Mid-Engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette Might Make 850 HP

Look out, Ferrari<p>Chevrolet just announced the 755-hp Corvette ZR1, but no matter how incredible it is to drive, it’s going to have a hard time not getting overshadowed by the upcoming redesigned version. Based on what we’ve seen and heard, the C8 will almost definitely be the mid-engine Corvette …

The First 911 Restored By Singer With A 500 HP Williams Engine Looks Phenomenal

Singer, the California-based company that “restores and reimagines” Porsche 911s made between 1989 to 1994, has been working with Williams Advanced …

Tesla Approaches Terminal Decline

Here we are, seven months later, and Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) financial performance deteriorates at an alarming rate. Bearish macro scenarios, always …

Is There A Secret Message Hidden In The Taillights Of The Dodge Charger?

The Dodge Charger has more or less looked about the same since its 2006 re-introduction, with the occasional makeover of the front and back. But the …

Have a taste for excellence? These are the most iconic Mercedes-AMG cars of all time

If you have been keeping tabs on Mercedes-Benz and its coveted performance division, AMG, you know the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary in …

A sociologist explains why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable

The US is riveted by images of the rich and famous. But it also tends to be scornful of wealthy women. Bravo’s <i>Real Housewives</i> franchise is predicated upon the idea that women of leisure are catty, vain, and frivolous, jetting off on expensive girls’ weekends only to descend into vicious—yet …

Gender

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met

In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from …

Spiky cones make glass virtually reflection-free

Whether they're on smartphone displays or TV screens, reflections can be a nuisance. US Department of Energy scientists working at Brookhaven …

Introverts make great leaders—but lack confidence in their capabilities

Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.<p>Whether or not someone is an introvert is usually measured by how …

Personality