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How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road …

National Parks

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

How Jellyfish, Nanobots, and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal

We spoke to the world's leading experts in the field of human life extension to get an update on how close we are to living forever.<p>Dr. Chris Faulkes is standing in his laboratory, tenderly caressing what looks like a penis. It's not his penis, nor mine, and it's definitely not that of the only …

6 common battery myths you probably believe

We here at Android Authority get a lot of feedback about the devices running our favorite operating system. However, the most negative comments usually have to do with battery life. And it makes sense: there’s nothing more frustrating than having this magical powerhouse of microtechnology suddenly …

Batteries

This Is the Ultimate Bar Knife

Looking for something to buy the cocktail lover in your life?<p>Until recently, I was satisfied with my bar knife—the small paring knife I use to strip …

The DEA Will Soon Decide Whether it Will Reschedule Marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Administration says it will make a decision in the coming months that could prove to be a watershed moment for the burgeoning …

5 Chefs on How They'd Spice Up Weeknight Rice and Beans

From duck fat to plain ol' butter, don't settle for boring rice and beans.<p>Rice and beans: It’s the weeknight, budget-friendly, bulk-bin staple meal that even the most timid home cook can attempt with a certain level of confidence. Rice and beans is there for us when budgets are tight and pantries …

Japanese scientists have created artificial skin that can grow hair and sweat

According to a study published in the aptly titled journal <i>Science Advances</i>, scientists at Japan’s RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology successfully …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Libraries

Martone Cycling Co.'s Fashionable Rides Pedal into West 3rd Street's Pop-Up Shop

If you've yet to partake in LA's party on wheels known a CicLAvia (the next one's May 15th!), perhaps now's the time to invest in a fashionable two-wheeler. As mentioned, Martone Cycling Co.'s stylish bikes are taking over Liberty Fairs's Concept 8366 & 1/2 pop-up, which officially opens today.<p>Now …

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

Mummy genomes reveal just how catastrophic European contact was for New World

The earliest Americans have long been shrouded in mystery. For decades, scientists have debated what route they traveled into North America and how …

Anthropology

Trail Angel

The rain just kept coming last October. A slow-moving storm drenched northern Maine so thoroughly—more than four inches in one day alone—that it flooded roads and made fording rivers impossible, washing out dozens of the natural log bridges that span local creeks. It was the kind of rain that …

Meet the Next Superfood Flour Coming Straight from a Science Lab

Crystal ball (and a food scientist) says the most exciting thing in coffee's future is baked goods.<p>What if you could temper the crazy blood sugar spike you get from eating a chocolate chip muffin...with an ingredient baked into the muffin? And what if that ingredient was not only something totally …

The BoomStick makes any wired headphones sound better

A $99 dongle for your ears<p>Most of us would like our music to sound better, even if we're not willing to do much about it. The only real solution — buying better headphones — costs money, and picking the right ones takes time and effort. That's why a new company called BoomCloud 360 created the …

The Livestream Movi puts the power of a multi-camera setup in your pocket

A popular thing to do with 4K footage is to crop in on the shot during editing. Since many people don't have 4K monitors, TVs, or the bandwidth to support streaming 4K content, you can do this without losing too much noticeable resolution, or quality. What's smart about the Movi is how it uses this …

Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Coffee lovers may have noticed a new offering in their local cafés. Cascara is a tea-like drink with a fine, fruity flavor and plenty of caffeine, and it's popping up everywhere. For this new addition to chalkboards nationwide, credit Aida Batlle.<p>Batlle is a fifth-generation coffee grower in El …

This 2-Ingredient Banana Pancake Recipe Is The Healthy Answer

Healthy and easy.<p>Two-ingredient recipes are a godsend for busy schedules. They can usually be made up with items already stocked in our kitchen. They are easy to make, and even easier to clean up after. And sometimes -- if we're lucky -- they happen to help us start our day off with a healthy …

Soar Above One of the Most Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls on Earth

TravelVideo<p>Victoria Falls is among the most impressive natural wonders in the world.<p>TravelVideo<p>This legendary waterfall is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet.<p>The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau …

Gigi Hadid Is Being Blackmailed

Hackers are reportedly threatening to release photos obtained from her iCloud.<p>Gigi Hadid could be the next victim of an iCloud photo leak. TMZ reports hackers have stolen "private" photos and videos from the 20-year-old model's account and are threatening to release them online and sell them to …

You'll Never Guess Wolfgang Puck's Surprise Gravy Ingredient

He's riding the gravy train with sweet potato wheels.<p>How do you make your gravy as groovy as one of the world's greatest chefs'?<p>In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, Wolfgang Puck dished the dirt on his newfound trick: <b>turkey juice, sweet potatoes and a blender</b>. That's it.<p>"I cook my turkey on a …

Leonardo DiCaprio just invested in a startup that claims it can 'grow' real diamonds in weeks — here's the science behind it

Or do they?<p>The Santa Clara-based startup Diamond Foundry claims it can grow diamonds in a lab that are as high-quality as natural gems, minus the exploitation of the mining industry.<p>Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, along with 10 billionaires, have already invested in the company, which says it can make …

Foundries

So You've Got a Truffle? Cool. Here's How to Keep It Fresh

Brad Leone, the BA test kitchen manager, spills the details on his trip to Italy and the truffles he met along the way.<p><i>Every Wednesday, test kitchen manager Brad Leone hits up the farmers' market to stock up on what's fresh and good. This is From the Market, where you can get some inspiration from</i> …

How Google Aims To Dominate Artificial Intelligence

The search giant is making its AI open source so anyone can use it<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>By Dave Gershgorn<p>In November 2007, Google laid the groundwork to dominate the mobile market by releasing Android, an open ­source operating system for phones. Eight years …

Artificial Intelligence

Should Apple Pay The US Government A Dividend?

Apple recently announced its 4th quarter earnings and they are breathtaking. The company, already by far the most valuable in the world, grew revenues 22% to $51 billion. Profits grew a whopping 30% to $11.1 billion. What’s more, even after massive stock buybacks, the firm still holds more than …

Innovation

Mapped: Nevada’s 20 best hot springs

WITH MORE HOT SPRINGS than any other US state, Nevada presents something of a challenge in choosing where to soak. Here are 20 of the best springs, …

Hot Springs

17 Reasons To Drop Everything And Go To Molokai

It's about time you got to know the "Friendly Island."<p>Of the eight major Hawaiian islands, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai hog most of the attention.<p>But just because they'd win a popularity contest doesn't mean these islands should be any higher on your bucket list. In fact, Molokai, also known as the …

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, And Eat Healthy Meals All Week Long

This week is going to be better.<p>Resolving to eat healthy, home-cooked meals for a whole week is easy to do on Saturday or Sunday when you’re rested and energy is high. But come Tuesday or Wednesday, once you’ve worked a couple of long days and fought to get home during rush hour, that resolve …

Healthy Eating

US box office: Goosebumps No 1 with $23.5m on debut

Crimson Peak,Film,Culture,Guillermo del Toro,Bridge of Spies,Steven Spielberg,The Martian,Hotel Transylvania 2<p>Steven Spielberg espionage drama opens in third place with decent $15.4m but Guillermo del Toro horror suffers film-maker’s worst opening for a major release<p>Spooky children’s horror …

Brain activity pattern as unique as fingerprint

Your brain scans are quintessentially you, says a new Yale study.<p>Each of us is unique, with our own strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies. While …