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The Deadliest Terror Attack in SF History Happened 100 Years Ago Today

The bombing of Market Street is almost unknown today but led to one of America's darkest miscarriages of justice.<p>July 22, 1916 was hot.<p>As members of the Grand Army of the Republic assembled at the Ferry Building, awaiting the start of San Francisco's lavish Preparedness Day parade, one elderly …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Public Speaking

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This man says he tried to find the son he fathered in his teens, but his son found him and discovered he was loaded.<p>8:45 a.m. Today8:45 a.m. July 4, …

New Jersey

It's Time for Oakland to Start Building

The East Bay hub is poised for an economic boom, but the city needs to overcome a deep-seated resistance to growth.<p>For an urban downtown, Oakland’s city center has long sat strangely empty.<p>Only a handful of buildings rise above ten stories; 40 acres of vacant spaces or parking lots litter the city. …

Petaluma: poultry farm town with laid-back vibe

Petalumans love to boast that their small city is an escape from the urban stress and sprawl. And they’re right about the pace, the friendliness, the feeling of being away, even when you’re within commuting distance of San Francisco.<p>Easygoing Petaluma marches to its own old-timey drum, so far …

'One of the largest human experiments in history' was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco

San Francisco's fog is famous, especially in the summer, when weather conditions combine to create the characteristic cooling blanket that sits over the Bay Area.<p>But one fact many may not know about San Francisco's fog is that in 1950, the US military conducted a test to see whether it could be …

Grateful deb: When the Dead played a debutante ball in 1966

I’ve found some unexpected things in the seven or so years I’ve spent scouring the San Francisco Chronicle’s basement archive. I’m hoping Mitt Romney on the 1964 GOP convention floor, Dianne Feinstein winning Cow Palace rodeo queen and Clifford Ray saving a dolphin’s life all show up somewhere in …

San Francisco

Screwcap triumphs in maturation test

A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to “ground breaking” results during a blind tasting at this week’s …

This 1947 Chronicle pizza recipe is a culinary travesty

I was looking for old restaurants in the Chronicle archive the other day, when I stumbled into this 1947 recipe for pizza (pronounced “peet-sa”).<p>Of course closer inspection shows that in fact this isn’t pizza. It’s a recipe for ketchup and cold cuts on a biscuit. Abbondanza! I’m imagining the …

Anthropology Is so Important, All Children Should Learn it

/ Mar 12, 2015<p>Anthropology, the study of humankind, should be the first of all the sciences our children encounter, writes Marc Brightman, with its …

Anthropology

9 Hottest Coffee Shops in San Francisco

San Francisco

Trail of Tools Reveals Modern Humans' Path Out of Africa

Early Homo sapiens lingered in a lush Arabia before encountering Neanderthals in the Levant.<p>Where did our species come from, and how did we get from there to everywhere?<p>Genetic studies have supplied a convincing answer to the first question: Our modern human ancestors evolved in Africa, then swept …

5 White Lies about Chardonnay, Plus 25 Excellent Bottles to Try

No wine has ever been so unfairly maligned as Chardonnay. F&W’s Ray Isle debunks the myths and extols the magnificence of great bottlings at every …

Pope Francis: not having children is selfish

Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children, saying the decision is a “selfish” act. The statement, made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades.<p>“A society …

Pope Francis

Saudi cleric declares snowmen as being anti-Islamic

A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has caused a stir by declaring the building of snowmen as anti-Islamic.<p>After a snowstorm hit northern Saudi Arabia this week, a religious website asked Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid if it was acceptable for fathers to build snowmen for their children, Reuters …

Apple just defied a bunch of theories about business

<i>Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws.</i><p>Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The figures are astonishing:<p><b>iPhones</b>: Apple sold 74.5 million, +57% over last …

Tim Cook

Our SF: The first burrito review in Chronicle history

We already discovered San Francisco’s first hipster in the inaugural First Word, a series where I use the Chronicle’s powerful archive software to find the debut of an iconic word in newspaper history.<p>In the aftermath, readers suggested several good ideas for the next word: “Gentrification.” …

US couple jailed for leaving young children in car during wine tasting

A couple allegedly left their two toddlers in a car and strapped into their seats in near-freezing temperatures while attending a wine-tasting event in an upmarket Washington restaurant, US police said.<p>Jennie Chang, 46 - who works for the US Food and Drug Administration - and Christopher Lucas, 41, …

Wine Tasting

Quit Gym, Hit Bar—Repeat! Red Wine Has Same Benefits As Exercise!

There’s a planet, floating somewhere in the universe, where a being might proclaim, “I am going to work on my abs,” and instead of dropping to the …

Wine

Stop fighting, guys. The IPA era is over. - Inside Scoop SF

This week brought the Great IPA Slapfight, as Lagunitas Brewing sued craft beer giant Sierra Nevada over the label for its new Hop Hunter IPA — and then reversed course within a day, deciding to unsue after what Lagunitas founder Tony Magee called “The Court of Public Opinion” took issue with what …

Dogs arrived in Americas only 10,000 years ago, says study

By associating with early humans, dogs enjoyed new foods and the relative safety of human camps. Eventually, dogs traveled the world with their …

Stealthy 10X Genomics Raises $55.5M To Beef Up DNA Sequencing

When scientists sequence a complete human genome today, some information gets lost in the shuffle. Now a San Francisco Bay Area startup called 10X Genomics has raised more than $55 million to start selling a new technology that is supposed to provide a more richly detailed picture.<p>It’s a big vote …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

What not to publish on your wine blog in 2015

Just stop. Please. I’m begging you. Wine is interesting, the people who make it?--not really. Winemaker interviews are even more boring than athlete …

Wineries

5 Italian Wine Regions to Watch in 2015

Italy with her endless array of wines and wine styles is poised for a resurgence. The wine business is relatively healthy driven by the big movers, …

Goodbye, TiVo

You'll be missed, but not really<p>There are precious few constants in my life. In the past decade I’ve lived at five different addresses in two cities. I’ve changed insurance providers a half dozen times. My go-to Starbucks order has morphed from a latte, to an Americano, to a mocha, to plain black …