Terroir. It’s time we had a chat about it. Is it complete marketing hogwash? Is it the holy grail of fine wine making, so, in fact, total hogwash? Is it a real thing that winemakers should strive toward? Wait, hold on Harry, wtf is terroir.
For reasons that are not altogether clear, a group of New Zealanders have spent eight weeks teaching two abandoned dogs to drive. The ultimate tast is to have a dog drive a Mini Clubman around a track without human help.
Julia Gillard is a pretty awesome prime minister. The Aussie PM has been chased by a violent mob and delivered an epic rant against the opposition leader calling him a misogynist. That was all this year, and now the PM has confirmed the Mayans are right and the world is coming to an end.
Gizmodo ran a photograph challenge for its readers. The entries had to be shot and edited on whatever phones the contestants were using. This, of course, meant a whole lot of filters, but also a bunch of really good images.
Eberhard van der Laan, Amsterdam’s Labour mayor, is planning ‘Scum villages’ where anti-social neighbours will be booted from the city and rehoused in caravans or containers with “minimal services” under constant police and supervision.
The Mexican drug cartels are more than just gangs. They are a combination of organised crime and military – even if a rather undisciplined one. It’s the mafia with radio towers, RPG’s and armored vehicles. They are extremely badass; in the most horrible and corrupt way possible.
Every week @realtimewine publishes their top 10 trending wines for the week. I read last week’s list and responded, a little cheekily, with this tweet. Real Time Wine challenged me to put together a better list. I agreed. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel to be honest. Since I have entered the wine [...]
The lives of those with prosthetic limbs may have the chance to improve rapidly with the introduction of thought-controlled robotic arms. These prosthetics and their electrodes will connect directly to the bones and nerves of amputees.
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The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist earnestly attempts to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead. Can you find South Africa?
You all remember that brilliant short film Timmy Henny made of Cape Town, “Mini Cape”? Well, Tim has been chosen amongst six other international film makers to produce a video in the Basilicata region in Southern Italy.
With two American states legalising the possession and recreational use of spliff, this is becoming an important question to ask. Especially as, according to a new survey from the California Office of Traffic Safety, there are more stoned drivers on Californian roads than drunk ones.
John McAfee: tech millionaire, accused of murder, on the run from the cops, and quite possibly mentally ill. Wired’s Joshua Davis – who had written an in depth article on the man’s life – has reported on his personal experiences with the man that have left him believing he is “unhinged”.
3D printing technology has been around since the early 80′s, but most of us never even noticed. With the development of cheaper printers and open source software, 3D printing is finding its way into almost evert industry you can think of. Wired put together 10 of the best examples.
Kenichi Ito is the fastest man on all fours. Ito is a 30-year-old Japanese athlete known to many as “Monkey Man,” and he has just set a new world record for a four-limbed sprint: 100 meters in 17,47 seconds.
Here’s a wine column in two parts. First a response to nagging complaint against people like myself, that we should be quiet about the huge amounts of people drinking truly atrocious wines, because, you know, so what. To balance it out, I will suggest some great bargain wines to drink as well.
The Witness reported today that a KwaZulu-Natal teacher has been chillaxing on sick leave for eight years while the Department of Education has been faithfully paying her salary every month. Crazy.
This is an incredible story. Andy and Nayel Ashkar scammed a customer at their convience store out of a five million dollar lotto ticket six years ago, and now when they tried to collect the winnings, they got nailed.
Africa continues to be the world’s fastest growing mobile market with subscriptions set to reach 761 million this year The industry is also making a ton of cash, generating $56 billion toward the continent’s GDP, of which mobile operators made up the largest share.
Red Bull’s marketing strategy seems to be, “I see what you did there. Hold on while we do something 1 000 times more awesome and post it on YouTube.” Well, they’ve nailed it again with the craziest Rube Golberg machine ever. Bigger and more intense than ‘ol Rube could ever have imagined.
Mums in the UK are up in arms over a doll designed for girls as young as two to “breastfeed”, calling it “weird” and “creepy”. The cringeworthy toys have children wear a bib with “flower nipples” while the “Breast Milk Baby” makes suckling sounds when the girl puts it to her chest.