Charles Martens

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Elon Musk denies zombie apocalypse rumors, sells 10,000 flamethrowers just in case

Do I need a flamethrower? No. Do I want one? Yes. That seems to be the general attitude behind the thousands of people buying Elon Musk’s new fire-breathing toy.<p>If you haven’t been following, Musk promised to begin selling a flamethrower for his Boring Company – the one digging giant tunnels under …

Now Comes the Fight Over Europe’s Future

Austria built a steel canopy over the northbound lanes of the highway through the alpine Brenner Pass about a year ago, ready to re-impose border …

Europe

This Under-the-Radar Beach Town Is Mexico’s Next Great Destination

As we reach the outskirts of Puerto Escondido, my driver grins and gestures with his chin for me to look in the rearview mirror. Just above the …

Santa Fe

T. Boone Pickens, a Texas-Size Businessman, Calls It Quits

Late last year, T. Boone Pickens was back at it, drilling for oil.<p>On his 65,000-acre ranch in the Texas Panhandle, an expanse full of wildflowers and rolling hills, Mr. Pickens, 89, had erected a $6 million rig and started pumping fracking fluid into the earth.<p>Decades past his heyday as a self-made …

Natural Gas

Bill Gates: What Gives Me Hope About the World's Future

<b>You could argue that our failure to focus on what’s getting better suggests that the media generally is missing an enormous</b> <b>story.</b> News by its nature …

Bill Gates

Life lessons from Tadahisa Sakai, the last descendant of a Japanese samurai clan

About 150 years ago, at the end of Japan’s Edo period, a civil war resulted in the end of the samurai culture and the birth of modern Japan. One …

Japan

'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom

In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?<p>It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My friend Miranda has …

Black Culture

12 Bizarre Events From The World Which Prove That We’ve Done Some Serious Damage To The Planet

<b>For decades, we have been told that climate is changing and this change will cause serious irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystem.</b> But it seems …

1938 Ariel Red Hunter

1938 Ariel Red Hunter

Brough Superior SS100

Brough Superior SS100

1955 Vincent Black Shadow

1955 Vincent Black Shadow

1949 Vincent Black Shadow

1949 Vincent Black Shadow

1933 Brough Superior 1096cc

1933 Brough Superior 1096cc

1990 Ducati 888 SBK

1990 Ducati 888 SBK

1931 BMW R51 RS - Only two of these factory prepared racers still remain… 

1931 BMW R51 RS - Only two of these factory prepared racers still remain…

Ernest Hemingway displays a 420 pounds blue merlin in Havana, Cuba, 1934

Ernest Hemingway displays a 420 pounds blue merlin in Havana, Cuba, 1934.

1990 Ducati 888 SBK

1990 Ducati 888 SBK

1957 Norton Manx 500cc

1957 Norton Manx 500cc

1975 Ducati 864cc 900SS

1975 Ducati 864cc 900SS

1950 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow serie C

1950 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow serie C

Paul Newman with his Triumph motorbike at home in Los Angeles in 1965

Paul Newman with his Triumph motorbike at home in Los Angeles in 1965.

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

Bmw R80 | By Er Motorcycles

Our latest motorbike workshop discovery is from Slovenia. ER Motorcycles owned by Blaz Sustarsic has rolled out this impressive conversion of a 1983 …

Motorcycles

BMW R90/6 'Hustler'

There’s a certain satisfaction in bringing a motorcycle back from the brink. And Donovan Muller knows that feeling well: his 1974 BMW R90/6 was a rusted non-runner when he got hold of it.<p>Its previous owner had all but abandoned it, leaving it outside to face the elements. He was about to emigrate, …

Motorcycles

RD350 Streak by Brew Bikes

If you like two-wheelers of the pedal-powered kind, you probably know about Reynolds 853 tubing. It’s a seamless, air-hardened and heat-treated steel tube with a high strength-to-weight ratio. It’s not something you often see pressed into service on a motorcycle frame, and this 1974 Yamaha RD350 …

Motorcycles