Inside The World’s Biggest Truck Factory

Inside The World’s Biggest Truck Factory

I love trucks. I love how-it’s-made style documentaries. This one is a how-it’s-made documentary on how Mercedes builds trucks. It’s relaxing. You’ll like it a lot.

It’s Time For Hearses To Go Electric

It’s Time For Hearses To Go Electric

Green funerals are becoming rather fashionable these days, with options like urns that grow into trees and biodegradable caskets becoming increasingly popular. But what about getting to the graveside? My humble suggestion is that hearses go electric. It actually makes a lot of sense.

Amazon Trees Write Autobiographies, Preserving Human History In Their Wood

Amazon Trees Write Autobiographies, Preserving Human History In Their Wood

Tropical forests are one of the world’s largest carbon stores and they help regulate the global climate. But they’re being erased at a terrifying rate. Deforestation claimed an area the size of Belgium in 2018. These habitats are often cleared to make way for palm oil plantations and grazing pasture…

The 2020 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Had The Good Cars

The 2020 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Had The Good Cars

A few weeks back we brought you the news from the 2020 Rallye Monte Carlo. But that race was filled with Hyundais and Toyotas. This week’s Rallye Monte Carlo Historique had Alpines, Porsches, and not one, not two, but three mighty Lancia Stratos (Stratoses? Stratii? Straterix?) taking part. You know,…

50 Years Ago, Doctor Who Gave Us One Of Its Most Chilling Scenes Ever

50 Years Ago, Doctor Who Gave Us One Of Its Most Chilling Scenes Ever

Half a century ago today, Doctor Who introduced us to the Silurians, an ancient race of reptilians who had lived on Earth long before the dawn of human civilisation awoke them from their underground slumber. An icon of ‘70s Doctor Who, their debut adventure is still one of the Third…

Even The American Military Is Struggling With Right-To-Repair

Even The American Military Is Struggling With Right-To-Repair

Imagine that you’re stationed at an outpost deep in a conflict zone. Your MRAP’s alternator is busted and you’ve got a spare, but your mechanic tells you that she’ll void the warranty if you let her replace it. It’s either tow the whole thing out or let it sit there…

ViacomCBS Appears To Be Gearing Up To Launch A New Mega-Streaming Service

ViacomCBS Appears To Be Gearing Up To Launch A New Mega-Streaming Service

A megamerger between Viacom and CBS last year signalled that CBS was beginning to look like a strong competitor among rival streaming services, even as other anticipated products launch this year. Now, ViacomCBS’s top brass is reportedly considering launching another streaming offering that would bring together CBS All Access and…

Is Billionaire OK?

Is Billionaire OK?

If you read a lot of tech news, the mind wanders every so often to billionaire SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. Is he sitting at his desk, the blackened banana peel of a detonated booby cigar still dangling from his lips, since SoftBank’s multi-billion-dollar gamble on WeWork spectacularly blew up in…

Trump’s Blasting Through A National Monument To Have His Border Wall

Trump’s Blasting Through A National Monument To Have His Border Wall

As part of the Trump administration’s latest siege on national monuments, government contractors have started blowing up a mountain on protected lands in Arizona as construction continues on a hallmark of Trump’s presidency: the infamous border wall.