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Dolphins often seem to want to befriend us - do they know something we don't?

You'll have heard of Fungie, a male bottlenose who has forsaken the open sea to live inside the harbour mouth of Dingle in Ireland, a placid, …

'This Goes All the Way to the Queen': The Puzzle Book that Drove England to Madness

There were more and more signs every time Ron Fletcher went to Rodborough Common. First, he found empty bottles of Haigh whiskey under a hawthorn …

Trespassing

The Whisky Wars: Japan Versus Scotland

For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners.<p>Japanese whisky was once considered a novelty crowded out by Scottish offerings, but this perspective changed radically two years ago after renowned spirits writer Jim Murray named Yamazaki’s …

Whiskey

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

New Jersey

5 Fall Bourbon Cocktail Recipes

Ladies and gentleman, it is September, and you know what that means. Alright, so yes it does mean that football is back, and also that Halloween …

The Real Cuban Missile Crisis

Everything you think you know about those 13 days is wrong.<p><i>On october 16,</i> <i>1962, John F. Kennedy and his advisers were stunned to learn that the Soviet Union was, without provocation, installing nuclear-armed medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in Cuba. With these offensive weapons,</i> …

Give Me Sex Jesus: young evangelicals' struggles with sex and church teaching

“Whatever it is, don’t let me die before I have sex” is a prayer that at first, sounds like a punchline. But for the young evangelicals portrayed in the new documentary Give Me Sex Jesus, it is a sincere petition to God.<p>The documentary, which premieres on Thursday 17 September on the streaming …

Sexuality

The Guide to Cocktails: Winter Whiskeys

5 whiskey drinks to take you through the colder months ahead.<p>We adjust our lifestyles to adapt to the inevitable change of seasons, preparing ourselves while looking forward to what’s to come. The first signs of autumn have already begun to creep into the days, bringing with it cooler weather and …

Philosophers explain the meaning of the Kierkegaard quote that comforts Joe Biden

In an emotional interview with TV host Stephen Colbert, US vice president Joe Biden mentioned that he’d found solace in the writing of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. He said that his wife, Jill Biden, had taped a Kierkegaard quote to the mirror, which read “Faith sees best in the dark.”<p>The …

Joe Biden

How to Make an Amazing Apple Cider Cocktail, Step-by-Step in GIFs

F&W Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin is very talented, but bartending is not her forte. So, she enlisted pro mixologist Leo Robitschek of NYC’s NoMad Bar …

Cocktails

The Book No One Read - Issue 28: 2050

I remember well the first time my certainty of a bright future evaporated, when my confidence in the panacea of technological progress was shaken. It …

Singularity

Want to drink whisky in space? You'll need this glass

Now that we've taken whisky into space, the next logical step is surely to engineer a glass that allows astronauts to have a tipple in …

Cocktail on a stick? Here's how to make 5 sweet booze popsicles

Those of us who love cocktails spend a lot of time thinking about how to drink more of them, often in ways that are more imaginative than just ordering the same drink at the same bar all the time. We love brunch at good restaurants because of the fried chicken and waffles, sure, but also because …

Alcoholic Architecture bar in London lets people inhale drinks

Miami meets medieval at this bar, which has guests breathe an alcoholic cloud.Courtesy of Bompas & Parr Studio Ltd./Marcus Peel<p>There's a new bar in London that has found a way to get people drunk without actually drinking.<p>Alcoholic Architecture is a pop-up bar in London that gets people drunk in a …

Alcohol

World's best whisky is being sent to age in space

Japanese distillery wants to study the effect of zero-gravity on taste<p>A Japanese distillery is sending some of its world-renowned whisky into outer space. Tokyo-based Suntory, a brewing and distillery company, announced today that it will send six samples of its whiskies and other alcohols to the …

Whiskey
Food

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman on the biggest lie employers tell employees

In his new book <i>The Alliance</i><i>,</i> Reid Hoffman argues that the relationship between employers and employees is built on "a dishonest conversation."<p>Hoffman would know. As co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, he sits atop the largest, most data-rich hiring platform the world has ever seen. As a …

Employment

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Entrepreneurship

Romanian Driver Navigates the Soul of the EU

For the past decade, Viktor Talic has been driving a van across Europe, delivering people and goods. His 50-hour, nearly sleepless journey offers a …

Europe
Language
Linguistics

How Japanese Whisky Is Taking Over the World

Japan's whisky industry is producing alcohols that are beating the classics in Scotland. One industry expert talks about how he's doing it.<p>Shinjiro Torii opened the first Japanese whisky distillery in Yamazaki, an area between Kyoto and Osaka, in 1923. During a time when most Japanese drank only …

Whiskey

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED

A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with $250,000 in cash. …

From Medicine To Modern Revival: A History Of American Whiskey, In Labels

Many a book, blog and news article has been devoted to the topic of whiskey: the way it's aged, where to drink it, how to store it and serve it or pair it with food. But comparatively little attention has been paid to how whiskey is packaged.<p>Which is a shame, really, when you think about how a …

Whiskey

The Really Big One

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.<p>When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in …

Geology

How does Shazam work

Have you ever wondered how Shazam works? I asked myself this question a few years ago and I read a research article written by Avery Li-Chun Wang, …

Music Production

5 Forgotten Spirits and How to Use Them

These elusive liquors will elevate happy hour to undiscovered heights.<p>1<p>SHARES<p>One of the things that’s so great about booze is that you can make it …