Boeing Is Developing Jet Fuel Made From Tobacco

Boeing has announced the development of a new alternative jet fuel, based on a hybrid tobacco plant. The aircraft manufacturer has partnered with South African Airways to develop the sustainable fuel, which should also enhance the South African economy without encouraging cigarette smoking. » 8/07/14 5:17pm 8/07/14 5:17pm

African Dictator's Son's Siezed Supercars Auctioned For $3.67 Million

About 75% of Equitorial Guinea is below the poverty line, but that didn't stop the son of the country's dictatorial leader from buying two Bugatti Veyrons, a Ferrari Enzo and 599 GTO, a Maserati MC12, a Porsche Carrera GT, an Aston Martin One-77, a Rolls-Royce, and a handful of other supercars. He'll probably never… » 7/17/13 3:23pm 7/17/13 3:23pm

The Rich Colors of East African City Traffic

The Ugandan capital of Kampala, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, is probably most famous for Operation Entebbe, the Israeli hostage-rescue raid at its international airport on the very day of America’s bicentennial. It was a daring commando operation led by Yonatan Netanyahu, the elder brother of Israeli prime… » 4/24/12 2:00pm 4/24/12 2:00pm

Kicking it with the cool kids of 1950s Kinshasa

This must be the saddest photo of happy people in the world. Taken in the narrow slit of optimism between Congo’s passing from the most terrible colony in Africa to the most terrible failed state in Africa, Jean Depara’s photos of life in Kinshasa in the early 1950s show the rambunctious Congo that could have been. » 11/29/11 3:00pm 11/29/11 3:00pm