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How honey bees may one day help detect signs of cancers

Honey bees have a powerful sense of smell and can be trained to detect symptoms of disease on human breath<p>Honey bees have a powerful sense of smell and can pick up on a plethora of odours, from concealed explosives to telltale chemicals, or biomarkers, that signal disease.<p>Harnessing such …

SHADOW: The App That Helps You Remember Your Dreams

<i>SHADOW, Hunter Lee Soik and Jason Carvalho</i><p>Hunter Lee Soik is no stranger to the creative process. He's worked as a creative consultant on Jay-Z & …

Trove of pristine shipwrecks may be buried around Antarctica

The oceans surrounding Antarctica may be littered with buried shipwrecks in pristine condition, new research suggests.<p>Researchers came to that conclusion, detailed Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, after burying wood and bone at the depths of the Antarctic oceans and …

Southern Ocean

City Star Party atop Mt. Tamalpais | North Bay

<i>Join the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and Friends of Mt. Tam for a lecture and star party high “above the fog” on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County.</i> …

Zagat

Zagat

Bullying by siblings just as damaging, research finds

Sibling bullying is linked to worse mental health for kid and teen victims.<p>Bullying and aggressive behavior by a sibling can be as damaging as bullying by a classmate, neighbor or other peer, finds a new study that links it to increased depression, anxiety and anger among victimized kids and …

Research

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Off the Grid Presidio Is Back; Polk Bar Ban Passes

<b>PRESIDIO</b>—<b>Off the Grid</b> is bringing its <b>Picnic at the Presidio</b> event back for a second six-month run, beginning this Sunday. As usual, they've snagged a stellar lineup of vendors for the occasion, including <b>Haven</b>, <b>Del Popolo</b>, <b>Humphry Slocombe</b>, <b>Nopalito</b>, <b>Namu Gaji</b>, and <b>Hog & Rocks</b>, plus a bunch of farmer's …

Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

European Travel

The 10 Best Farmers' Markets In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

Through our many travels we've learned that April showers don't just bring May flowers -- they bring delicious May produce! Everything from zucchini to asparagus, spring peas to corn, and watermelon to strawberries begin sprouting up during the spring and summer. And if you're not quite ready to …

50 Cozy And Inviting Barn Living Rooms

Barn renovations are very often today because it’s a great idea to change an old space into a modern house without building – it won’t cost so much. …

Zagat

Privacy Contrasts with Startling Openness in Thai House

A private oasis of a top-floor bedroom and a master bathroom with a glass wall facing the swimming pool are the two main contrasting features of …

Avant-garde

Berlin itinerary

Hit the highlights of Berlin with this three-day itinerary in the German capital.<p>DAY ONE<p>Start your Berlin exploration by seeing the city from above, preferably by booking ahead for an early lift ride up to the dome of the Reichstag. From here, stroll south past the Roma & Sinti Memorial to snap a …

KQED

Now that you’ve all broken your week of unleavened, unfermented Passover eating with pizza and beer, it’s time to jump back on the pastrami-sandwich …

Hotello Portable Hotel Room for Daskonzept

Everything now becomes portable, including a hotel room. Checkout <b>Hotello</b>, it’s an innovative concept that allows you to pop up an office or a room in …

Industrial Design

Google Plans to Announce Something in Austin Next Week

Google and the city of Austin, Texas, will be making what they call a “very important announcement” next week — at least, according to a batch of …

Google Fiber

The Bay Area Heatmap: Where To Eat NOW

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: <b>Where should I eat right now?</b> Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a …

2017 Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival | Cupertino

Come together to protect our environment at this day of learning, creating, sharing, and inspiration at the <b>9th Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day …

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Nine Berkeley buildings win “design excellence” awards

<b>By Tracey Taylor</b><p><b>BERKELEYSIDE</b>: Contemporary architecture is alive and well in the city of brown-shingled Craftsman dwellings. At least in the non-residential sector. Nine buildings have been singled out as representing the best new design work in Berkeley for 2010-2012. Berkeley Design Advocates, a …