Today high-speed trains are comparable to air travel in price and door-to-door speed for shorter journeys. But decades ago locomotives faced fierce competition from air planes and private cars. Then came Japan's bullet trains. When this happened is a series about the numbers, people, and stories behind decisive moments that changed history.Read More
Why do certain areas of Manhattan have skyscrapers and some don't? Is it due to the underlying bedrock or is there an economic reason driving the architecture? Cheddar explains...Read More
It takes weeks to cast, buff, and finish the 23-foot precision-designed propeller, made from an alloy of 8 metals.Read More
How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world.
OK is thought to be the most widely recognized word on the planet. We use it to communicate with each other, as well as our technology. But it actually started out as a language fad in the 1830’s of abbreviating words incorrectly.Read More
From MLB: Jurickson Profar and Rougned Odor combine to turn a bases-loaded triple play, the Rangers first triple play since 2009. First triple play since 1912 that didn’t involve the batter.Read More
An incredible overview of the current construction process being used to complete the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.
May the 4th be with you! Watch Frank Howarth wood turn a Death Star out of bamboo plywood.Read More
We talk a lot in the office about food. It was time to bring in a professional.
Knifemaker Will Griffin of W.A. Griffin Bladeworks shows Epicurious how to choose the best Chef's Knife for culinary needs.
One hour demonstration of proper drawing attitude, principles of loose graphics, rendering techniques in pencil, color pencils, pastel, ink and markers. How to draw people, tree and quick way to set up perspectives.Read More