Jack Gilbert

tech

With Your Help, Giant Fighting Humanoid Robots Could Become a Reality

"This is not a marketing stunt, this is happening," say the founders of MegaBots, Inc. All they need is $1.8 million.
Jack Gilbert
11.5.14
Stuff

Two Gunshots to the Head Couldn't Kill This British Soldier

Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart was the one-handed, eye-patched army officer whose story reads more like a Rowan Atkinson creation than a real serving soldier. He was an impossibly lucky—or unlucky, depending on how you see it—caricature of British resolve.
Jack Gilbert
8.13.14
Stuff

PR Firms in Britain Are Spinning Stories for Foreign Dictatorships

Committed a human rights violation and need a positive spin? Try these guys.
Jack Gilbert
7.29.14
Travel

The Englishman Who Thrived in Bolivia's Cocaine Prison

Thomas McFadden's messy life story is going to be a Hollywood movie.
Jack Gilbert
6.16.14
News

In the UK, You Can Be Jailed for Giving Your Girlfriend Herpes

David Golding was charged with (and pled guilty to) grievous bodily harm (GBH), which usually means stabbing or beating the shit out of someone—not passing along a virus that roughly 25 percent of the UK’s sexually active population already has.
Jack Gilbert
5.15.14
News

Aleksandr Dugin Wants to See a Return to Russian Imperialism

Dugin has been labeled the "brain" behind Putin's annexation of Crimea. “We will have a new Cold War,” he said when I spoke to him over the phone recently. “But maybe not so cold—maybe hot this time.”
Jack Gilbert
4.28.14
News

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Oil Became Obsolete

Oil is often stuck under pristine locations or countries that necessitate some kind of invasion before we can get to it. So what would it mean for world conflict and international relations if, thanks to future technological developments, oil were no...
Jack Gilbert
4.24.14
Stuff

Ex-Soldiers Are Being Given MDMA to Help Them Forget About War

Traumatized by the deaths of two of his friends in a truck-bomb attack, Tony Macie was prescribed conventional medication to treat his PTSD after returning to the US. When that wasn’t working out for him, he started to research alternative remedies.
Jack Gilbert
4.22.14