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Yelp partners with event management startup Gather to make planning your next party easier

Event management software company Gather today announced the introduction of its Gather Booking Network, and inaugural partners Yelp and EVENTUp. The network is designed to help party go-ers, venues and event planners connect more easily and start celebrating sooner.<p>Gather was founded in 2013 by …

Amtrak Is Bringing Back Its Historic Great Dome Car

Amtrak’s Great Dome Car will soon be back on the track.<p>The already amazing views of Amtrak’s rail routes are just getting better. This fall, Amtrak …

The Inventor Who Wants to Measure Your Vibe

Kendrick Lamar may not have intentionally referenced a scientific phenomenon when he wrote the song “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” But according to …

‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Water

Spiders Can Harness Electric Fields to Fly

It's a bit like static electricity, but way cooler.<p>Spiders can't fly, but they can naturally paraglide. Their ability is known as ballooning, and scientists have now shown that it extends further than windy thermals. Electric fields are strong enough to trigger ballooning even when there's no …

A wolf left its irradiated Chernobyl home. What happens if it mates?

In the winter of 2015, a young male wolf left its home in the radiation-contaminated zone around Chernobyl, a Soviet nuclear plant that …

This 90-pound 'blind' robot dog definitely won't kill everything you hold dear

It's dark out. It's always dark these days. Something about ash from all the fires blocking out the sun? You can't remember. It's not like it …

HHS now estimates under 3,000 kids separated from parents in government custody

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar now estimates that under 3,000 kids who may have been separated from their parents are in government custody -- a figure far higher than his department released just nine days ago.<p>HHS had previously reported that it had 2,047 children …

Immigration

What Is the Sun Made Of and When Will It Die?

If and when physicists are able to pin down the metal content of the sun, that number could upend much of what we thought we knew about the evolution …

Universe

The last (plastic) straw: travel and its environmental responsibilities

This is the year the corporate world woke up to the scale of our plastic problem and the travel industry is no exception Louise Edge, Greenpeace UK<p>For decades the image of a brightly coloured plastic straw in a cocktail against a backdrop of sea and sunset signalled one thing – carefree holidays. …

Pollution

You Can Now Ride a Beer Train Through Napa Valley

Launched on Monday, June 18 and running through October, guests can join the Napa Palisades Beer Company for a Wine Train takeover every Monday …

The last honeybee refuge in the US is disappearing

WASHINGTON — Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America’s last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found.<p>The …

Car-sized NASA spacecraft will be FIRST EVER to “touch” the sun

Rocket like it’s hot<p>Space history is set to be made by NASA on 4 August this year, when the space agency will launch a spacecraft directly at the …

The Best Luxury Seats in the Sky and How to Fly Them

While some travelers may argue that the best days of air travel are behind us, we at <i>The Points Guy</i> believe that we’re actually in a Golden Age of …

Abu Dhabi

A Guide To Mosquito Repellents, From DEET To ... Gin And Tonic?

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story was originally published in 2016 and has been updated.</i><p>People do the darnedest things in hopes of avoiding mosquito bites. They burn cow dung, coconut shells or coffee. They drink gin and tonic. They eat bananas. They spray themselves with mouthwash or slather themselves in …

Mosquitoes

Mission Accomplished

In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stunned the nation when it broke apart 73 seconds into flight. This is the story of the soccer ball that …

Space Exploration

We Completely Underestimated How Many Rivers and Streams Are on Earth

And it's not necessarily a good thing.<p>With over 1,300 satellites orbiting the Earth at any given time, you’d think we’d know everything about this …

Climate Change

How I got a perfect 850 credit score

For many consumers, a perfect credit score is like a four-leaf clover. You know it exists. It’s just rare.<p>The FICO credit score model ranges from a low of 300 to a high of 850. Just 1.5 percent of scorable U.S. consumers earn an 850 as of this past April, according to Ethan Dornhelm, vice president …

Nestlé Offered Permit To Continue Taking Water From California Watershed

The U.S. Forest Service has offered Nestlé a three-year permit to continue drawing millions of gallons of water from the San Bernardino National Forest.<p>Under the offer, Nestlé Waters North America — the largest bottled-water company in the country — will be allowed to keep taking water from the …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?

Three years ago Dyan deNapoli, a 57-year-old author and TED speaker who specializes in penguins, was given a 23andMe genetic testing kit for her birthday. Intrigued, she spit in the tube and sent the results to a lab in Burlington, N.C.<p>About two months later she received a pie chart breaking down …

Genealogy

Air ambulances, backed by private equity firms, leave patients with $45,000 bills

When 3-year-old West Cox’s fever hit 107 degrees, doctors called a helicopter.<p>Hours earlier, the toddler, who had been prescribed an antibiotic for a suspected ear infection, was at home in Princeton, W.Va., watching cartoons and eating chips and salsa. Then, during a nap, he started to have …

Health Care

The U.S. just had its warmest May in history, blowing past 1934 Dust Bowl record

By Jason Samenow<p>, Weather editor<p>Almost every tract of land in the contiguous United States was warmer than normal in May, helping to break a Dust Bowl-era record.<p>The month’s average temperature 0f 65.4 degrees swept by the previous high mark of 64.7 degrees set in 1934. Temperatures were more than …

Global Warming

How Common Is Homosexuality in Animals?

Studies of animal sexual behavior have revealed that same-sex coupling is fairly widespread across all animal groups, from insects to reptiles to …

Scientists created a psychopathic AI using Reddit images

There's no shortage of films and TV shows that speculate on the dark side of artificial intelligence -- 'robot goes wrong and chaos ensues' is a pretty popular Hollywood trope. Now, in a study that sounds like the plot of a movie itself, researchers have actively encouraged an AI algorithm to …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA’s Maps of Global Soil Conditions Are the Future of Farming

Find water anywhere.<p>The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now using data collected from the first NASA satellite mission dedicated to measuring …

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. And we’ve …

Books

How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real time

"Securus takes no steps to verify that uploaded documents in fact provide authorization…"<p>The digital privacy world was rocked late Thursday evening …

The Kilauea Eruptions In Hawaii Have Yielded Some Stunning, Scary Images

Hawaiian officials had been worried that Kilauea, the most active and emoji-friendly of the five major volcanoes that make up Hawaii, was about to blow for a week, and had been warning residents and tourists alike away from the area. Then, last Monday, the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater began collapsing, setting …

Big Island (Hawaii)