+ Animal-human hybrids spark controversy. Scientists have produced chimeras - a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal - by fusing human and rabbit cells.
+ Spirits in the stones. Archaeoacoustics attempts to hear the Stone Age's soundtrack.
+ Peggy's antiquated recipes from the 20s, 30s, 40s and into the 80s. Ginger taffy, stewed celery, pretzel soup or Cajun meatloaf anyone?
+ Dream on America. The American way of life is no longer the only model to aspire to.
+ A humble old label ices its rivals. Higher-priced and better-dressed vodka isn't always the best. (Registration required).
+ EPIC 2014. Are we feeding a monster? Google and Amazon merge to become Googlezon and control the entire world's knowledge production cycle. (Flash animation).
+ Deserted farms of Iceland. Gorgeous black and white photographs.
+ A Chicago homicide detective tells it how it is. Absolutely compelling.
+ How to cook Japanese. Step-by-step guides to making anything from sushi to donburi. The rest of the site's excellent too.