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Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Diets

Nintendo cartridge is hiding a Raspberry Pi computer inside

Did you know there’s a nifty little trick that will let you pack over 2,000 games in just one oldschool Nintendo cartridge?<p>In his latest video, Zach from Howchoo explains how you can hack your useless old Nintendo cartridge and turn it into a retro gaming powerhouse – and it’d cost you only $30.<p>Do …

Nintendo

Of Parks and Parking

Growing up, a trip to the park was always a special occasion for my family. Our house was miles up a canyon that had no parks of its own, so Mom had …

Parking

There are 12 Dots But You Can’t See Them All at Once

Created by Jacques Ninio<p>An optical illusion from 2000 by Jacques Ninio has recently gone viral after being posted to Facebook yesterday by psychology …

Optical Illusions

Redwood City’s New Green

I’ve always thought of the Bay Area as a pretty green place, both in terms of vegetation and in terms of attitude. Lately, however, Redwood City in …

Northern California

In Transit

Caltrain has been making the news lately. First there was their announcement that they’ve set another all-time ridership record: an average of more …

Transit

The 50 Best Video Games of All Time

From arcade classics to recent console hits, these are the 50 greatest games ever<p>Whether you play video games or not, they’ve become an integral part of our culture. For some, it’s hard to imagine a world without video games—the <i>chup-chup-boop</i> of an arcade legend like <i>Space Invaders</i> or the growling …

Gaming

Mainly Living

In one of my first blog posts—Growth Spurts, which I wrote back in October of 2013—I went into some detail on the Township Luxury Apartments project …

San Francisco Bay Area

Why Super Nintendo Is the Reason You're Still Playing Video Games

Fall 1990, ground zero for the modern games industry. The six-year-old Nintendo Entertainment System (eight if you count the time since its Japanese launch), with its box-like chassis and dated visuals, looked like a relic of another era. Nintendo's arch-rival Sega was killing it with the Genesis, …

Fun with History

For a change, this week’s post is a history quiz. I’m going to present pictures of three Redwood City locations, and your job is to figure out what …

Automotive

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.<p>Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of …

Tim Cook

Watch an Adorable Hamster Run Though a SUPER MARIO BROS Maze

How has your day been? Or your week? Good? Bad? Well it doesn’t matter, because no matter how things are going for you life is about to get a whole …

National Geographic Now Lets You Print Thousands of Free Geographical Maps from Home

With a new web interface built by National Geographic Maps, you can now take a virtual tour all across the United States, downloading thousands of detailed topographical guides as you go. Called “quads,” the 7.5-minute maps span between 49 and 70 square miles, each one named after a local …

The Lazy Days of Summer

This week’s City Council meeting was a nice change. Perhaps the two most interesting items on the agenda were these:<p>As part of the consent calendar …

San Francisco Bay Area

A Book About Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient Sparks Controversy

Luke Dittrich discusses his account of “Patient H.M.”—and responds to his critics.<p>At the age of seven, Henry Gustav Molaison was involved in an accident that left him with severe epilepsy. Twenty years later, a surgeon named William Scoville tried to cure him by removing parts of his brain. It …

The Effect of Environment on Genes

I just read a wonderfully obscure paper entitled “Factors in the Selection of Surface Disinfectants for Use in a Laboratory Animal Setting,” published in the Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science in March, by Michael Campagna and colleagues at the University of …

Environment

16 drool-worthy ways to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

There are plenty of questionable food holidays (Lima Bean Respect Day? Huh?) but today is a day that we can really get behind here at TODAY Food. That's because August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Hooray! Sure, you could pick up a box of store-bought cookies but since they're so easy to …

Cookies

Emirates Crash Landing Survivor Wins the Lottery Six Days Later

Yup, you read that right.On August 3, 2016, an Emirates Boeing 777 burst into flames as it was making its final approach into Dubai International …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Flight Attendant Adopts Stray Dog Who Wouldn’t Stop Waiting For Her Outside Hotel

German flight attendant Olivia Sievers first met Rubio, the stray dog, in Buenos Aires during one of her frequent flights to Argentina 6 months ago. …

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Along the Way, Again

I ended last week’s post by mentioning that I had gathered far more material than I could share in a single post. Accordingly, this week I’m passing …

Art

Weekend Warriors -- Kari Castle, a legend in hang gliding

Weekend Warriors: Kari Castle, a legend in hang gliding<p>By Doug Williams | Jul 21, 2016<br>Special to espnW.com<p>The last word Kari Castle would use to …

Gliders

This GIF shows the camera really does add 10 pounds — here’s why

Dan Vojtech<p>It’s a comforting thought: The camera adds 10 pounds. After all, it means that the "you" that you see in photographs is not actually your …

GIF Animations

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Along the Way

Some of my best walks are those where I aim for a specific location but discover even more interesting things along the way. That was the case for …

San Francisco Bay Area

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 …

San Francisco Bay Area

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 …

Houses