Jane Austen's Home Brew Recipe

Friday February 21, 2020

Turns out Jane Austen wasn’t just a great writer; she was a great home brewer, too. Here’s her recipe for 'spruce' beer.

We’ve done a lot of research into what it’ll take to live on Mars. But one activity has been frustratingly neglected: human reproduction. Here’s what we know about this surprisingly complex endeavour. 

We chat to photographer Manuel Chillagano about this stellar snap of a Japanese tattoo apprentice.

It’s English like you’ve never heard it before: isolated fishing communities near North Carolina speak a dialect that's hardly changed in 250 years. See if you can understand them in this short film.

The Last Cassette Tape Factory

Monday February 10, 2020

Cassette tapes are back, says the U.S.’s last professional tape-maker. And who are we to argue? This short film takes us inside the factory where analogue dreams are still made.

Soviet Bus Stops

Friday February 07, 2020

The Soviet Union may have failed, but thankfully their glorious bus stops are still around.

How to chop wood, according to science

Wednesday February 05, 2020

Want to be that person in your group who can still do useful things like chop wood? And want to know the scientifically proved best-way to do it? We have the guide.

Flipbook animations, secret musical scores and glowing Northern Lights: these are just some of the things designers have used to spruce up the world’s most experimental passports.

The Library of Rare Colours

Friday January 31, 2020

Harvard’s pigment collection isn’t just extraordinarily beautiful – it’s also totally poisonous. 

For two years, Janet Gnosspelius painstakingly documented the cat whiskers she found around her home.

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