Britain's love for beach huts grows in pandemic
7 hours ago
Beach huts are a peculiarly British passion. Designed to shield holidaymakers from fair weather or foul, as well as offering the perfect spot to make a cup of tea, the cabins have shot up in popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic, with most overseas travel curtailed, and at Walton on the Naze a beach hut in which overnight stays are not allowed can fetch up to 40,000 pounds (46,000 euros). Two beach hut lovers explain their allure.
Black American chefs fight for greater visibility
12 hours ago
Much of America’s food culture is built on the work of Black Americans, yet they have rarely been credited for their contributions which include some of the country's most iconic dishes, like the quintessential American staple mac and cheese. Black chefs such as Jerome Grant are now demanding their heritage be recognised, in an industry where Black people are drastically underrepresented as chefs and restaurateurs.
Crypto crackdown: Malaysian police steamroll bitcoin machines
12 hours ago
Malaysian police have hit on a novel way to dispose of more than 1,000 bitcoin-mining machines seized in raids -- crushing the devices using a steamroller. Authorities on Borneo island discovered the machines, worth an estimated 5.3 million ringgit ($1.25 million), in crackdowns between February and April, and say they were powered using stolen electricity.
Indian Ocean ballet: South Africa's breathtaking 'sardine run'
1 day ago
Every year millions and millions of sardines trek along the cold currents off the South Africa coast during the southern hemisphere winter months, peaking in July. Countless dolphins and sharks hunt along the shoals - a spectacular sight that awes tourists lucky enough to find them.
Can a potato last 20 years? Bolivian farmers share their secret
Forced by the pandemic to swap city living for the rural life they had left behind, Egberto and Prudencia fell back on an old family tradition. Last winter, this Bolivian couple began making chuno using a technique widespread in the Andean region to preserve potatoes through a natural freeze-drying process which allows them to be eaten decades after they are dug up.