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Rumor Has It

Since the election there has been a great deal of analysis around why our most recent election turned out as it did. While it will probably be years …

San Francisco Bay Area

Launching with Long Strides

<i>Originally published in Hang Gliding and Paragliding Magazine</i>HG401: Advanced Techniques and Concepts <b><br>Making Strides</b><b></b> As babies we learn to crawl, then …

Gliders

The King of Tides

Not too long ago many of us were eagerly looking forward to the sight of a rare supermoon rising over Redwood City. On the evening of November 14, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Heading for the Border

This week I took a nice long walk to a part of town that I hadn’t been to in a while: the area around the intersection of Charter Street and Bay …

San Francisco Bay Area

TRIM: What is it, and what effect does wingloading or VG have?

<b>Q: Recently, I bought a high performance glider from an experienced pilot. The previous owner of the glider weighs quite a bit less than I. I took</b> …

Aviation

Walking off the Election Blues

I am not registered for vote-by-mail: I prefer to vote in person. For me, physically going to my polling place and stepping into the booth (or what …

Elections

14 Stylish Home Buys from Your Favorite Menswear Brands

As the weather gets colder, staying in sounds increasingly appealing. And liking your digs will help the whole thing seem less like a punishment, and more like a luxury. It'll even inspire you to open your door to others, which is always good for business. Luckily, some of our favorite designers …

Interior Design

Science Isn’t Broken

If you follow the headlines, your confidence in science may have taken a hit lately. Peer review? More like self-review. An investigation in November …

Science

Missing Meetings

One of the great things about working for oneself (as I have for the last couple of years) is not having to attend a lot of meetings. For most of my …

San Francisco Bay Area

Nobody wants to buy this bizarre house in a wealthy San Francisco suburb — but you can rent it for $750 a night

The strategy to sell a bizarre home in Hillsborough, California, is changing course.<p>The unique house remained unsold after over a year the market, and now is being offered on — where else? — Airbnb, for $750 a night.<p>Known as the "Flintstones House" to Bay Area locals, the house was originally …

Northern California

A decade of deadlock over Alzheimer's treatment may be drawing to a close

The next phase of trials for a new Alzheimer’s drug will answer the real question: are brain plaques the root cause of the disease, or just a symptom?<p>When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s he recalled his wife’s relief that he hadn’t got a brain tumour. “All I could think then was, ‘I …

The Brain

10 Key Takeaways from the 2016 National Brain Tumor Society Scientific Summit - News & Blog | National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society hosted its Annual Scientific Summit on Thursday, September 29, 2016, convening experts from some of the world’s top …

Retro Freak Lets You Rip Your Classic Video Games And Take Them Anywhere

I brought back more than gashapon from Japan. I hit up four Super Potato stores, multiple Yodobashi and Bic Camera locations, and pretty much every …

Retro

Someone created a giant Donald Trump portrait on a cornfield in Italy

As if these U.S. presidential elections weren't crazy enough, a giant portrait of Donald Trump has suddenly popped up in a cornfield near Verona, Italy.<p>Artist Dario Gambarin has used his tractor to draw the <i>yuge</i> portrait on a 25,000-square-meter field.<p>via GIPHY<p>He also wrote "Ciao" beneath Trump's …

Republicans

It’s the Lease I Can Do

My wife and I regularly drive for Meals on Wheels, which means that each Friday we make the drive down to Menlo Park and back (our local Meals on …

San Francisco Bay Area

A Luxury Treehouse Is a Glamper’s Dream

Spending time in nature doesn’t have to mean giving up the comforts of modern life. In the UK, you can sleep in a tree while still enjoying a soft …

Treehouses

World’s Most Expensive Potato Chips Cost $11 a Piece, Come in Boxes of Five

In an attempt to create a special snack to go with their high quality beer, Sweetish brewery St. Erik’s has created the world’s most expensive potato …

Sweden

I Want to Become a Ping Pong Jedi Just So I Can Open Soda Bottles With the Ball

There’s not much fame that comes with being a championship ping pong player. You don’t get shoe deals, ticker tape parades, or cameos in movies. You …

Cool Stuff

Airbnb hosted a night in Dracula's Transylvanian castle onHalloween

Halloween nights don’t get much spookier than this.<p>Earlier this month, Airbnb announced that Bran Castle in Romania, also known as “Dracula’s Castle”, would be listed on its website for the night of October 31.<p>Halloween counter<p>Two brave souls had the chance to spend Halloween in the imposing …

Airbnb

Waterside Developments

With all of the activity going on downtown it is easy to forget that there is development going on in other parts of the city as well. It’s been a …

San Francisco Bay Area

"Trumpkins" Are The Most Terrifying Halloween Decorations

Cotton ball spider webs and peeled grape-eyeballs, begone! Because this year, the hottest new Halloween decoration is set to be the "Trumpkin," or a pumpkin carved in striking resemblance to none other than Donald Trump.<p>That's right, with little more than a carving knife, a bad wig and the biggest, …

Nature’s Power Through the Lens of Jason Weingart Jason Weingart’s devotion to storms and extreme weather began long before he picked up a camera in college. In third grade, when the rest of the kids were watching videos, he asked to see tornados on VHS. When people fled inside to escape from bad weather, he entered the fray. After chasing storms for seven years, Weingart has learned to predict his circumstances and keeps himself as safe as possible. He’s studied meteorology and co-authored a book on weather patterns and photography. These days, he takes on his own students, teaching them the ways of navigating volatile situations. Every time they get a shot of their own, he relives the first time he captured that first bolt of lighting years ago. Follow Weingart on Instagram for more. Via See more ARCHy here.

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8 Posh Tiny Houses You Can Rent Right Now

Live large in a small space.<p>The tiny house movement has been underway for quite a while already, but for a lot of people, the idea of staying in one …

Houses

A New Strategy for Choosing Cancer Drugs

In a new approach to devising more-personalized cancer treatments, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Dana-Farber …

The problem with p-values

Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong<i>By David Colquhoun</i>Read at Aeon

Probability

The Most Haunted Places in the United States

Discover the paranormal at these spine-chilling historical haunts.<p>In the spring of 1692, a dangerous hysteria descended upon the quiet town of Salem, Massachusetts, snaking through the community like an insidious virus. Over the coming months, a group of young girls claiming to be possessed by the …

United States

On Notice

Seemingly coincident with my starting this blog, Redwood City began to ramp up their communications with the public. When I first started looking …

Art

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Catch Is the Most Celebrity-Riddled Restaurant Opening in LA - Eater LA

It’s hardly been a week since <b>Catch</b> opened its LA outpost on Melrose, but crawling through Instagram makes it quite clear that the NYC transplant is undoubtedly the hottest new celebrity destination in LA. With everyone from the Kardashian Klan to supermodels gracing the hip rooftop, the restaurant …