Robert Planker

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17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

16th Century German Warfare Manual Suggests Strapping Rockets to Cats and Birds

A 16th century German warfare manual contains illustrations of bombs being strapped to cats and birds. The manual was recently digitized by the …

The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood by Gerald Hausman and Ramon Shiloh | Book Review

Flood myths are common to folklore across nearly every culture and time. Such tales use a great flood to symbolise divine retribution, and also to allude to cleansing and rebirth: this metaphor is so intuitive and powerful that either water or a flood is still the prevalent literary metaphor for …

Study: Everyone hates environmentalists and feminists

New research suggests people tend to hold negative views of political and social activists<p>Tom Jacobs<p>September 26, 2013 12:10pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Why don’t people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New research presents one uncomfortable answer: They …

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

America’s Secret Government Program to Hire Nazi War Criminals

Mad that our government lied about the NSA spying program? That’s nothing. In 1945, it lied about recruiting Nazis as spies—and the truth lay hidden …

On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …

US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

It is a mystery that could cost the American farmer billions: how rogue genetically modified wheat plants turned up on a farmer's field in Oregon.<p>The …