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The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog

In a series of experiments at the University at Buffalo, the gene kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak …

Life Sciences

Sega raises the mini-console stakes with new Mega Drive and Genesis

Sega has announced new versions of its Mega Drive and Genesis consoles to compete with the upcoming NES Classic Edition from Nintendo, meaning only …

NES

Closing Time

Word seems to be slowly getting around, but in case you noted the filming that took place in our historic courthouse (and, apparently, in a couple of …

Northern California

Luxurious Alpha tiny house opens wide on both sides to let the outdoors in

It's been said that one of the tricks to ensure you don't feel cramped when living in a tiny house is to spend a lot of time outdoors. Another …

Housing

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Greystar

Longtime readers of my blog may recall that I watched the construction of Franklin 299 from the very beginning, with great interest. While I was …

Apartment building

Vorticity: Time-lapse captures the drama of storm chasing

Mike Olbinski recently spent 18 days and drove some 20,000 miles to capture one of nature's most powerful forces on camera, and in doing so has …

Time-lapse Photography

Llamas Block Tour de France Roads

The Tour de France tests many thing: A rider's physical endurance, mental toughness and the very core of their spirit. And this year, it tested how they'd deal with a bunch of llamas.<p>Over the weekend, a few people noticed something unusual about stage eight of this year's Tour — the Col du …

France

Woolsey Ping Pong Table

The Woolsey Ping Pong Table is not just another option to practice the game, in fact it enables you to keep practicing this fun activity but in a …

A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation’s borders.<p>They didn’t have to hunt for long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of …

Science

Timberleaf teardrop trailer keeps one eye on design

Exploring the great outdoors doesn't mean you can't enjoy high-quality design and fittings. That's the view of Timberleaf, a small company making …

Trailers

A Lot to Remember

How do kids grow up without empty lots to play in any more? When I was a young boy, our neighborhood had two or three empty lots in which my friends …

Housing

Homegrown Trailers reimagines the RV, brings technology and sustainability along for the ride

The real wood exterior paneling and the iconic teardrop shape make Homegrown Trailers stand out from the traditional RV crowd. (Via Homegrown …

Camping

Compact teardrop trailer transforms into a large family camper

Standing the test of time, and in conjunction with rising fuel prices, the traditional teardrop camper has resurfaced in recent years as an economic …

Trailers

Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer

Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.<p>In 1999, architect Garrett Finney land­ed a dream job at NASA. As a habitation module designer, he mocked up rest-eat-sleep spaces for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Four years …

Camping

Overlooking Redwood City

One of my readers forwarded a note that had been distributed to guests of Howie’s Artisan Pizza (on Jefferson, next to the post office). According to …

Northern California

Why the Sun keeps going 'blank' and what this means for Earth

The Sun is sunspot-free for the second time this month as it nears solar minimum<p>For the second time this month, the sun has appeared completely blank.<p>Paul Dorian, a meteorologist at Vencore Weather posted an image from Nasa, taken last week, which shows the Sun's visible surface completely devoid …

Astronomy

Northern Exposure

Living in Redwood City and focusing on it as I do makes it easy to develop the mindset that we’re something special (but we are!), and that the …

San Francisco Bay Area

The World's Biggest Nerf Gun Can Shoot Darts at 40 MPH

Every child and every adult who wants to be a child again loves a good Nerf gun. They’re fun to shoot, whether you’re playing in your yard or across …

Guns

Doing the Math

I’ve always had a fascination with numbers. That doesn’t make me a mathematics whiz, though. No, it’s the numbers themselves and the patterns that …

Mathematics

Street Walking

The other day my wife and I had a handful of errands to run, all of which could easily be done in downtown Redwood City. While normally I might have …

San Francisco Bay Area

A Blood Test for Cancer Gets Closer

Researchers report on the largest study to date using blood tests to track cancer in patients<p>A blood test is one of the least invasive ways for doctors to get a peek inside the body. But when it comes to cancer, blood isn’t exactly a reliable source of information. While tumors do shed fragments …

Cancer

New Kids on the Block

This week I’d like to talk about two new “kids on the block”: two new downtown housing projects. One was just approved by the Planning Commission (at …

Playwrights

Check Out the Bonkers Fireball That Lit Up Arizona This Morning

Around 4am this morning, people near Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona were treated to a loud boom and flash of blinding light as some sort of space junk …

Arizona

It’s Crucial the New Superbug Was in a Urinary Tract Infection – Phenomena: Germination

The alarm over the arrival of a grave new superbug in the United States is obscuring part of the story that is crucial to understanding what might happen next. Here it is: The woman who was carrying an <i>E. coli</i> containing resistance to the last-resort antibiotic colistin went for medical care because …

27 Amazing RV Travel Trailer Remodels You Need To See

We searched far and wide, and created a list of 27 of the most amazing travel trailer remodels we have ever seen. My two favorite are #8 and #20. A …

Checking In

People rarely think about the hotels in their local community until they have visitors who need to stay in one. Then, most hit up something like …

Travel

Medscape Log In

Not a member? Sign Up<p>Log In<p>Not a Medscape member?<p>Sign up for a free account<p>Get unlimited access on Medscape. Only members can:<p>Get breaking medical …

What Goes Up

My dad has always said that you shouldn’t think of your principal residence as an investment. An investment is something that you put money into, and …

Houses

How a chemist at Yale found a whole new way to take on cancer

The idea was born over beer in a hotel bar.<p>It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract tens of millions in investments, and set rival companies on a scientific race. At the center of it all? A tiny garbage truck.<p>It's called the proteasome, and its job is to chew up and get …

Tiny house pays homage to classic Airstream trailer

French firm La Tiny House drew inspiration from the vintage Airstream trailer while designing its Tiny Stream tiny house. While the miniature …

Airstream