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Weekend getaways every Bay Area resident must do at least once

Guerneville<p>Livermore<p>Point Reyes Lighthouse<p>Clear Lake<p>Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park<p>San Luis Obispo<p>Bodega Bay<p>Avenue of the Giants<p>Sea ranch<p>Mendocino<p>Fort Bragg<p>Monterey<p>Big Sur/Carmel<p>San Simeon<p>Napa<p>Calistoga<p>Healdsburg<p>Santa Cruz<p>Santa Cruz Mountains<p>Lake Tahoe<p>Yosemite National Park<p>Sacramento<p>Lost …

Son of slain Israeli PM warns Trump about 'incitement'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yuval Rabin, whose father, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated while serving as Prime Minister of Israel, criticized Donald Trump for appealing to "Second Amendment people" in a speech and warned that the words that politicians use can incite violence and undermine democracy.<p>"Trump's words are …

US economy grows incredible 5%

Evidence is mounting that the U.S. economy is kicking into high gear.<p>Gross domestic product soared 5% on an annual basis in the third quarter, the government said on Tuesday.<p>To put that in perspective, it's the strongest quarter of growth since 2003.<p>"Other than the first quarter's weather-induced …

Dow hits 18,000 for first time ever

New Year's Eve is still more than a week away, but investors can bust out the bubbly now.<p>The Dow closed above 18,000 milestone for the first time ever Tuesday, putting an exclamation point on a stellar year. Not to be outdone, the S&P 500 also finished at an all-time high. The two indexes are now …

The Puzlook Case Attaches a Sliding Tile Puzzle of 5 Lenses Onto Your iPhone

This is… interesting. Attachable iPhone lenses and even lens-carousels are nothing new, but the puzlook case is a bit different. Unlike most of the …

APOD: The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble (2014 Nov 09) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141109.html Explanation: To some, it may look like a cat's eye. The alluring Cat's Eye nebula, however, lies three thousand light-years from Earth across interstellar space. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions. But the formation of the beautiful, more complex inner structures is not well understood. Seen so clearly in this digitally sharpened Hubble Space Telescope image, the truly cosmic eye is over half a light-year across. Of course, gazing into this Cat's Eye, astronomers may well be seeing the fate of our sun, destined to enter its own planetary nebula phase of evolution ... in about 5 billion years. http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/ESA http://www.spacetelescope.org/about_us/heic/ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ http://www.stsci.edu/ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141109 #APOD

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then …

20 Visually Intriguing Images of Pathways and Trails

Photo by mike318<p>Photo by Emergency Brake<p>Photo by Andrew E. Larsen<p>Photo by Thomas<p>Photo by Scott Hudson<p>Photo by SunKee Hwang<p>Photo by Randen …

Study proves that we can control each other's brains over the internet

A group of University of Washington researchers showed a year ago that brain-to-brain interfacing is possible in real life. Now, they're back after conducting a more thorough experiment, proving that their initial success wasn't a fluke. This time, the team performed tests using not just one pair, …

6 Cool Things to Do in Macau

Though it's sometimes referred to as the "Las Vegas of the East," there's a whole lot more happening in Macau than slot tables. Originally a Portuguese trading post, Macau is a unique blending of two cultures that you can see--and taste--throughout the city.<p>Visiting Macau soon? Here are the coolest …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …