Wind Power in CRISIS as David Cameron Plans Attack on "Unsightly" Onshore Turbines

The modern electric windmill industry might be about to suffer an enormous setback, thanks to rumours that our PM is about to go public with a dislike of "unsightly" wind farms and could fight the 2015 election on a promise to rid the country of the menace of the turbines altogether. Read More >>

These Vivid Magenta Ponds are the World's Largest Beta-Carotene Farm

Beta-Carotene, as far as I’ve known since I slogged through 8th grade biology, is a pigment that gives sweet potatoes and carrots their colour. But since it's used as a food dye and plenty of doctors recommend it as a supplement, it’s also the basis for a booming synthetic farming business—one we rarely see, since it’s based in rural Australia. But these photos, by Australian photog Steve Back, give us an unusual glimpse inside the world's largest β-Carotene farm. Read More >>

Are These the Eggs That Technology Hath Wrought?

As anyone who knows me well will tell you, I make some mean deviled eggs. It would be pretty hard to improve upon my deviled eggs. Read More >>

Sex With Animals Will Give You Penis Cancer

I hope you didn't need the risk of death to convince you to not have sex with animals. But just in case, know this: bestiality will give you penis cancer. Read More >>

Making Meat Should be a "Factory Process"

The slightly queasy quote above comes from Professor Mark Post of the department of vascular physiology at Maastricht University, which has been given £300,000 to help find a better way of making meat in a lab. Read More >>


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