Steven Nichol

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Grilling Over Charcoal Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Gas

It’s a beautiful day. The family’s in attendance, side dishes and beer in tow. Your sister-in-law brought a trunk full of Super Soakers. It’s BBQ …

Grilling Over Gas Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Charcoal

Grilling on a holiday, when you've got the day off, is easy. You can take your time; pull out your artisanal hardwood charcoal; light it in your …

Windows 7: The Top 10 Hidden Features

Even though Windows 7 has been out for quite a while, we're betting that there are some great features you don't know about. Here are 10 of our …

Vesalius: Anatomist not Artist

I’m in the process of reading the wonderfully witty book by Mary Roach called Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Anyone who has had the opportunity to experience an anatomy lab should read this book. She gives a brief history of human anatomy and its most important contributors in the …

Arthur Lidov’s Medical Landscapes

LIFE magazine • December 7, 1962 – The Human Body: Part II (The Phenomenal Digestive Journey of a Sandwich)<p>Arthur Lidov, painter and commercial artist, created these breathtaking editorial medical illustrations. They are a true expressions of anatomy and art. From the vascular man swimming …

Undershirts: The Man's Guide to Their History, Styles, and Which To Wear | The Art of Manliness

Well, it’s summer now, and pretty soon we’re going to start seeing guys’ undershirts whether we want to or not. When it heats up outside, you see …

Phoenix: "Trying to Be Cool"

Phoenix are back with a new video from <i>Bankrupt!</i>. The clip for "Trying to Be Cool" (with a touch of "Drakkar Noir") was a collaboration with the Creators Project and Spanish video directors CANADA, and it shows the band doing a bunch of awesome stuff, wandering around in the studios of a special …

Watch More of Atoms for Peace's Surprise Show at Club AMOK

Last month, Thom Yorke's band Atoms for Peace held a surprise event at Los Angeles' Fais Do Do, which they called "Club Amok" (named after the title of their new album). You probably already saw some of the fan-shot footage from the show-- now watch professional videos of performances of "Default" …

Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …

The Weird Way Alcohol Behaves In Space

Quantum tunneling holds a clue for one of the great mysteries of space chemistry.<p>A few years back, scientists discovered a giant cloud of hooch floating around in space. The 288 billion-mile cloud of gaseous methanol, an alcohol present in antifreeze and some moonshine presented a conundrum: How do …

What The X-47B Reveals About The Future Of Autonomous Flight

Five things you need to know about the X-47B, the U.S. military's first unmanned, autonomous combat jet.<p>When the Navy's X-47B drone screamed skyward off the aircraft carrier <i>USS George H.W. Bush</i> in May, those of us standing on the flight deck knew we were witnessing history: a robot flying …

This Incan Bridge Is Made From Grass

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a new travel blog. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura.</i><p>The Incas never invented the wheel, …

The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …