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Elon Musk To Share His Mars Colonization Plans

This computer-generated view depicts the part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater beginning to …

Elon Musk

The most scenic routes near the Bay Area

Nothing is quite as serene as hitting the open road and taking in the views. Lucky for Bay Area residents, there's a wealth of beautiful roads just waiting to be driven on.<p>We’ve rounded up the most scenic routes found in or near the Bay Area, from the more touristy routes such as 17-mile drive …

California

Best outdoor bars and restaurants in San Francisco

It must officially be fall in San Francisco, because it's supposed to hit the 80s in San Francisco this weekend.<p>Forecasters predict that warm weather will start Friday and last all weekend long, with San Francisco hitting a high of 84 degrees on Sunday. So, hey, it's going to be toasty this …

San Francisco Bay Area
Archaeology

10 of the world’s most unusual wonders – chosen by Atlas Obscura

Root bridges of Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India<p>To cross the rivers and streams of the Cherrapunji forest in Meghalaya state, north-east India, put your trust in a tree. There are no standard walkways to be found: instead, the tangled, twisting aerial roots of the rubber trees on the banks stretch …

Travel

4 Bay Area Parks Worth a Winter Visit (With No Crowds)

Exploring the seemingly endless number of great parks in the Bay Area may seem like a summertime thing, but winter is actually the best time of the …

Outdoors

Bay Area things to do for fun off the beaten path

One of our favorite things about living in the Bay Area is, no matter how long you've lived here, there are always new things to discover. You could live here for decades and still have never visited Berkeley's secret hot tub, the brewery with the best views of San Francisco, or the East Bay …

Northern California

Hidden Rainbow Hair Is the Trend You Never Knew You Always Wanted

Who knew rainbow hair, the over-the-top style that swept through our Insta feeds this summer, could be totally HR-approved? We can’t help but gush about the incredible new hair trend that is blowing our minds with its cleverness. Unlike the fabulous ombre look, or even the super-trendy grombre, …

Hair

12 of the best bedroom designs for your home

What makes the best bedroom? Is it the linen, the placement of furniture, or the accessories? Perhaps it is something less tangible such as the …

Interior Design

Places That Have Tourist Limits (And Where to Go Instead)

Is it possible for a place to be loved <i>too</i> much? While some cities and countries remain stars year after year and rely on tourism to make money, …

Travel

Treehouses on top of the world: Zip-lining to lodgings in Laos

During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle mist, leaving only her scream.<p>Then it was my turn.<p>I clipped my roller to the zip-line, took a running start and flew high …

Travel

Teen Creates "Sit With Us" App to Help Kids Find Friends to Sit with at Lunch

Starting a new school year can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, but nothing is as terrifying as the lunch room, where the fear of sitting alone—or worse, being rejected from a table—can make anyone feel lonely and self-conscious. 16-year-old Natalie Hampton, from Sherman Oaks, CA, personally …

Kids

Sales Numbers Show That Vinyl Is Getting Its Groove Back

<b>By Mark Taylor</b><b>DENVER (CBS4)</b> – It was Saturday morning at the Twist & Shout record store in Denver and Billy Schultz was looking for new music, …

Music Technology

Personality | Chef Eric Ripert on How Buddhism Changed the Way He Operates in the Kitchen

Home > Personality<p>Chef Eric Ripert on How Buddhism Changed the Way He Operates in the Kitchen<p>By Lauren Effron, ABC News, Sep 7, 2016<p>New York, USA -- …

Theology

Delta Goes Big With New All-Suite Business Class

Delta Goes Big With New All-Suite Business ClassAll suites will have a full-height sliding door for entry.Photo: Courtesy DeltaThe new business class …

Airplanes

The gig economy keeps growing and that's a problem for the IRS

The gig economy keeps growing, and that’s a problem for the IRS.<p>More than 2.5 million taxpayers earned income in 2014 through sharing economy businesses such as Uber, Airbnb and Etsy, according to a recent study by researchers at American University in Washington, D.C., and that number is expected …

Internal Revenue Service

This Calculator Figures Out How Much Your Household Spends On Showers

Every shower you take costs a little bit of water and a lot of power to keep that water warm. If you’ve ever wondered just how much your shower …

Calculators

Where to Eat and Drink Outside: Essential San Francisco Patios - Eater SF

San Francisco diners are used to huddling under heat lamps and awnings as the fog rolls in, fantasizing that they're not wearing sweaters and scarves and watching as their dinners get cold. However, during that magical late summer heat wave, the city does have a few choice patios upon which to …

California

Tesla app reveals a SpaceX solar panel "easter egg"

Reddit Email<p>Tesla developers are known to have a little fun when it comes to planting hidden items into a vehicle’s firmware, otherwise known as an …

Easter Egg

Inverse - Timeline

If 100 People Lived On Earth Today<p>Posted by Inverse<p>12,557,679 Views<p>Posted by Inverse<p>49,423 Views<p>Elon Musk's OpenAI Project Identified 4 Big Problems …

A House with Mid-Century Modern and Italian Influences

The Adelaide House is one of Ray Kappe’s prefab Livinghomes that’s made up of 11 modules installed on a beautiful lot in Santa Monica over the course …

Houses

Forget what you heard: Jupiter does not orbit the sun

NASA's Juno probe just passed closer to Jupiter than any human-made craft ever. And no surprise, photos confirm that the fifth planet from the sun looks huge up close. <i>Huge.</i><p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually orbit the sun. Not exactly. With 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets in …

Astronomy

New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration put new rules into effect today regulating the commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.<p>The rules apply to drones that weigh up to 55 pounds and that are being used for business purposes, whether that’s scientific research, education, …

Drones

An abandoned 130-year-old skyscraper is now Manhattan's newest luxury hotel

The Beekman Hotel opened last week in Manhattan's Financial District after more than two years of renovation. And it looks gorgeous.<p>The nine-floor building, originally constructed in 1883, was one of the first skyscrapers built in Manhattan and features an open atrium in the center, with a …

Manhattan

Facebook Plan For WhatsApp Data Poses Legal Risks

Watch out for the FTC.<p>When WhatsApp announced on Thursday that it would start sharing data with its corporate parent, Facebook, some of its fans howled that the popular messaging service was betraying long-held promises to protect their privacy. But for the companies, angry users may pose less of a …

Facebook

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic medals could be made of discarded electronics

The Tokyo Olympics are four years away, but host nation Japan is already upping its environmental game. For the 2020 Games, Japanese authorities plan “to source the gold, silver and bronze needed to make medals for the games by tapping the country’s “urban mine” the Nikkei Asian Review reports. The …

Olympics

Thousands of tourists flock to opening of world's tallest and longest glass bridge

After several "safety tests" that involved smashing the bridge with sledgehammers and driving an SUV over it, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon bridge in China finally opened to the public over the weekend.<p>On Saturday, almost 8,000 tourists went down to the site for a chance to try out the world's …

Bridges

Nasa to make all its research available free on the Internet

The American space agency, Nasa, is to make all its research available free of charge.<p>It is a move which will delight science enthusiasts and aspiring astronauts.<p>Normally such material is hidden behind a paywall, meaning that it is often out of reach for the lay enthusiast. The EU has also said it …

NASA

Lamborghini's $2.3-million Centenario Roadster is already sold out

Lamborghini just unveiled the Roadster version of the most powerful car it has ever built. And it's already sold out.<p>To celebrate its 100th anniversary earlier this year, Lamborghini unveiled the limited-edition, $1.9-million Centenario Coupe supercar. More than just a present to itself, the …

Lamborghini