Was Britain's WWI Blockade The First Atrocity Of The 20th Century?

From 1914 to 1919, the Allied powers restricted the maritime supply of raw materials and foodstuffs to the Central Powers. The policy is often called a key component in the Allied victory, but it resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, and introduced the world to a terrifying new kind of warfare. » 12/01/14 11:00am 12/01/14 11:00am

A Freeze-Dried, Irradiated And Thermostabilized Thanksgiving Dinner

Astronauts on the space station get holiday feast, although the adjectives are less "juicy" and more "irradiated." The menu is irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams, freeze-dried green beans, mushrooms, and cornbread dressing, and a thermostabilized cherry-blueberry cobbler for dessert. » 11/27/14 6:40pm 11/27/14 6:40pm

Childhood Heroes, encased in Chocolate Carbonite

Photographer Henry Hargreaves mixes his childhood playthings with his love of food in this tasty, yet slightly creepy series of photos that takes molds of action figures and fills them with chocolate - creating the effect of the Carbonite freezing process from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. » 11/04/14 11:19am 11/04/14 11:19am

​"Space Sushi" Is The New Meme You Never Realized You Were Waiting For

Just when we thought that the raw-fish photoshop genre had peaked with Sushi Cats, our faith in human creativity is restored with Space Sushi — a growing collection of online images that envision a cosmos where California rolls swarm across galaxies and yellowfin tuna orbits distant stars. » 10/29/14 7:40am 10/29/14 7:40am