Amateur buyers of fine Burgundy fear a speculative bubble

EVERY YEAR Berry Bros & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine merchant, issues a pocket-sized price list. Reading old copies makes amateurs of quality quaff want to time-travel. In 1909 a case of 12 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1891, Burgundy’s most famous Grand Cru, cost 180 shillings (about £1,000, or $ 1,300, in today’s money). […]

King Bluetooth treasure trove: Amateur archaeologist finds 1,000yo coins & jewels

An amateur archaeologist and his teenage sidekick have unearthed a trove of silver artefacts thought to have belonged to Danish King Harald Bluetooth – the royal inspiration for the technology of the same name. READ MORE: 2,200yo Greco-Roman temple uncovered in Egyptian desert René Schön and 13-year-old Luca Malaschnitschenko found the hoard while searching northern […]

Eleague pairs Street Fighter V amateur open with its annual pro Invitational

Esports organization Eleague ran its first Street Fighter V Invitational last year, and this year, it’s planning something extra. In addition to the main tournament, it’s partnered with esports platform Battlefy to host a Street Fighter V Open for amateurs. Registration begins on March 30. Eleague is best known for its Counter-Strike: G…Read More

It’s alive! Amateur astronomer finds long-lost NASA satellite

An amateur astronomer hunting for radio signals of secret military satellites has discovered a NASA orbital that was written off more than a decade ago. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) was found still broadcasting by stargazer Scott Tilley on January 20. Tilley had been scanning high-Earth orbit for evidence of Zuma, a secret […]

Bitcoin crashed because professionals cashed out, making a buck from last-minute amateur investors

The largest cryptocurrency bitcoin surged to $ 20,000 in December. Its rapid growth was due to common folk deciding to invest in the hope of making a quick buck. It was a time for professional investors to sell. Read more “Many people behind bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a whole understand that the skyrocketing prices in […]

Dreamy Watercolor Paintings of Amateur Porn Thumbnails

Los Angeles-based artist Ali Silverstein’s work was featured in the The Chronicles of LA’s inaugural chapter of experiential pop-up stores and exhibits—this one installed in the now vacant Barclay Hotel. There, 60 artists, designers, performers, and musicians shared their perspective about sex. It was a resonate setting for Silverstein who describes her process as evidence-gathering […]