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Colorado? No, that's California, where the aspen are finally putting on their fall show

And the gold medal goes to: Bishop Creek, which is currently bursting with fall color, and will reach its peak this weekend. Further north, Mammoth Lakes and June Lake are expected to peak over the next 10 days.<p>This weekend, with clear skies and temperatures in the 50s to mid-60s, will make for …

Yellowstone’s supervolcano could erupt much faster than anyone thought

There’s a dangerous giant sitting dormant in the United States, and when it finally wakes up it has the potential to cause utter devastation. I’m …

Volcanoes

Bitcoin Goes Plastic: Are Crypto Debit Cards for Real?

Some big financial industry names are getting into the cryptocurrency payment arena, using crypto-debit cards as a wedge into the blockchain payments …

One Bitcoin is now worth more than $5,000

It has happened: A single Bitcoin, the same digital cryptocoin that you could've bought for a couple of cents less than a decade ago, is now worth …

Cryptocurrency

Danish police says submarine inventor won't talk anymore

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, suspected in the death of a Swedish journalist whose torso, decapitated head, legs …

Calls to impeach Dublin student president over anti-abortion stance

University College Dublin’s Katie Ascough faces vote after removing abortion information from student handbook<p>Tensions in Ireland over abortion have erupted at a university campus with attempts to impeach a student union president over her decision to ban information on pregnancy terminations from …

There's Gold In Them Thar Sewage Pipes, Swiss Researchers Say

In Ticino, Switzerland, the streets aren't paved with gold. But the sewage pipes are packed with it.<p>And across the country as a whole, some $3 million worth of gold and silver is thrown out in wastewater every year.<p>That is according to Swiss researchers who evaluated 64 municipal wastewater …

Profit

Amazon drops Echo Show price after YouTube fallout

The $200 price tag could also be in anticipation of the incoming Echo additions.<p>The Echo Show currently costs $200, down from its original asking price of $230. Amazon is hoping the temporary sale price will convince you to overlook the fact that the device no longer supports YouTube. Google …

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Recipes

Walmart and Nestlé are spearheading a massive change in food expiration dates

The actual expiration date — when the food is no longer safe to eat — is often difficult to figure out.<p>To clear that up, 50 of the world's biggest food and retail companies — including Campbell, Walmart, Kellogg, and Nestlé — are changing their expiration labels exclusively to "Use by" by 2020. The …

Sustainability

Confronting the Opioid Syndemic: A Cauldron of Disease

When multiple diseases feed off one another, they compound a community’s health burdens. Can mapping hotspots help?<p>Many Americans now know that, over …

NASA wrapped its most famous spacecraft in aluminum kitchen foil — a last-minute move that may have saved the mission

• <b>NASA's twin Voyager space probes launched 40 years ago.</b>• <b><br>Two months before launch, the space agency learned Jupiter's radiation and magnetic fields were stronger than expected.</b>• <b><br>To protect the Voyagers, engineers covered their cabling with kitchen-grade aluminum foil.</b><p>NASA launched its twin Voyager …

Particles

How Dinosaurs Swapped Terrifying Teeth for Bird Beaks

The world once trembled before the theropods.<p>This dinosaur group, which included bloodthirsty killing-machines like the Tyrannosaurus rex and velociraptor, was notorious for sharp, serrated teeth that many used to eviscerate prey and strip flesh clean from bones. But over millions of years, the …

Study: Autism is rooted mostly in genetics

The risk of developing autism is 83% genetic and 17% due to environmental factors, according to a new model, TIME reports. Scientists studied sibling …