mergers and acquisitions
De.lici.ous Was Once Worth $15m, It’s Just Sold For $35,000

The social sharing service Delicious, formerly De.lici.ous, has been sold to Pinboard owner Maciej Cegłowski for just $35,000. Delicious was acquired by Yahoo in 2005 for, apparently, $20 million. It was sold to Avos Systems in 2011, a company owned by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, for a rumoured $1 million. Read More >>

Under a Powerful Microscope Chocolate Looks Like a Delicious Alien World

The only thing cooler than a being an astronaut who gets to explore nearby worlds would be one day landing on a planet completely made of delicious chocolate. Read More >>

These Sausages Made With Baby Poop Taste Great and are Healthy

The cured pork meat and fat sausages above—a type of thin salchichón called fuet in Catalonia, Spain—are truly delicious, with a wonderfully intense umami flavour. They are also excellent for your health, as good as having a yoghurt, because they are full of probiotics: probiotics that are found in baby poop. Read More >>

Flashback: How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

In the wake of Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition of beloved social platform Tumblr, it's perhaps worth looking back what the company did after it caught—and gutted—another big fish. Read More >>

NASA Designs the Scientifically Perfect Space Meal

After being strapped onto the front of a 15-story controlled explosion and launched clear out of the atmosphere to live in an experimental laboratory orbiting around the Earth at thousands of miles an hour, the least NASA can do is give you a good meal. Read More >>

happy hour
How To Make Smooth Whiskey Even Smoother

Bourbon and rye are absolutely wonderful just as they are, but variety is the spice of life. What if you could take a delicious whiskey and make it even smoother? Attenuate that high-proof alcohol bite? It's easier—and even more delicious—than you think. Read More >>

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem; it has to follow certain structural requirements, and yet out of that structure can come art. But code is art that does something. It is the assembly of something brand new from nothing but an idea. Read More >>

star wars
Chocolate Millenium Falcon Will Give You Diabetes in 12 Parsecs

Sweet? She's sweet enough for you, old man. I don't know who made this geeky confection, but I want to hug them. The attention to detail, the... the chocolate! And oh my god it's filled with even more chocolate. Read More >>

Delicious Returns From the Dead With Some New Bookmarking Features in Tow

The social bookmarking site Delicious is back. Those who loved saving their favorite links to a public (or private) profile page will find that experience unchanged. But there's a new central focus to Delicious. It's called Stacks. Read More >>