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The Sony RX10 IV is a blazingly fast superzoom camera

Like an RX100 V in a bigger body<p>Sony just announced a pretty substantial performance update to its superzoom camera lineup with the RX10 IV. While the new $1,700 RX10 IV doesn’t gain any extra range, that’s fine; the RX10 III already tripled the maximum zoom of its predecessor last year. It also …

How to Make Pancakes on the Grill

Try to tell me there’s something more fun than a backyard campout. It's got all the outdoorsy fun of real camping with significantly less risk of …

National Parks in Every State That’ll Inspire You to Get Outside

Amazon Echo family becomes your home’s intercom system

Echo users can communicate with each other using calls and messages, but the online retailer claims people have been requesting a feature that takes communication to another level. Amazon introduced “drop-in” via the Echo Show, which pretty much turns the unit into an intercom system for your home. …

Have you ever fainted? This is what was happening to your body.

By William B. Farquhar<p>More than a million Americans faint every year, and countless more do worldwide. Fear, pain, the sight of blood and prolonged standing — think the long lines of summer travel — can trigger fainting.<p>These triggers set off a reflex in our nervous system that cause our hearts — …

Blood Pressure

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the Body

To the Mesopotamians, the liver was the body’s premier organ, the seat of the human soul and emotions. The ancient Greeks linked the liver to pleasure: The words hepatic and hedonic are thought to share the same root.<p>The Elizabethans referred to their monarch not as the head of state but as its …

Liver

The foods and supplements that can help if you're losing your hair

Here's why it's falling out, and what you can do about it...<p>Far from being an issue only men have to deal with, an estimated six million women in the …

Wellness

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday that dozens of militants had been killed, but that they were still trying to assess the full extent of …

A Baby With 3 Genetic Parents Seems Healthy, But Questions Remain

Last fall, the New York-based reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang made headlines when he reported the birth of a "three-parent" baby — a healthy boy carrying the blended DNA of the birth mother, her husband and an unrelated female donor.<p>The technique, called mitochondrial replacement therapy, …

40 places every California kid must visit before growing up

As families start planning time off for spring break holidays and summer vacations, it's the perfect time for SFGATE to bring out its list of 40 spots around California that every kid should visit before growing up.<p>This travel bucket list for the California family takes you all over the Golden …

Six things you should do immediately after a workout

In a good week, let's say you spend seven hours working out. That might sound like a lot of gym time, but it still leaves 161 hours during which you could either undermine all of that hard work, or speed-up results with some smart lifestyle tweaks.<p>How you eat and what you do in the hours following …

Gummy bear giant set to open its first U.S. factory

Move over, cheese curds. Gummy bears are coming to Wisconsin.<p>German gummy maker Haribo announced on Thursday that it will open its first U.S. factory in the Badger State. The Kenosha County plant will create 400 jobs, according to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and is scheduled to open in …

Coca-Cola

Jesus's tomb unveiled after $4m restoration

Wednesday’s ceremony will mark completion of nine-month renovation of most sacred monument in Christianity<p>The restored tomb in which Jesus’s body is believed to have been interred after his crucifixion will be officially unveiled at a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old …

Christianity

Concern Grows for Tennessee Girl, 15, Who Vanished With Teacher, 50

Investigators put out an urgent call Sunday for help finding Tennessee high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas, who disappeared along with an armed former teacher a week ago, according to authorities who said they were deeply concerned "about his intentions for her."<p>The Tennessee Bureau of …

Crime

Scientists Might Finally Understand One of The Most Basic But Mysterious Aspects of Our Heartbeats

A crucial aspect of how our hearts beat might have been figured out.<p>When it comes to something as essential and universal as a heartbeat, you'd think …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

11 of the Clearest Bodies of Water in the Entire World

In the Maldives, you can see the ocean floor from your hotel room.<p>If you've ever said "pass" to jumping into a lake, because it was so murky you couldn't see your feet, you're no alone. The feeling can be, well, unsettling. But you'll never run into that problem at these lakes, bays or coastlines. …