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This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

There's an absurd amount of sugar hiding in most of the food you eat — and Silicon Valley has a new way to reveal it

Sugar lurks in countless unsuspecting foods, including ketchup, granola bars, salad dressings, and yogurt. A glass of orange juice has roughly the same amount of sugar as a can of Sprite. Foods like white rice, white bread, and bagels may as well be sugar given the effect they have on your body.<p>"If …

Dreamy cabin harvests rainwater and natural light for a minimal carbon footprint

Nevada-based INCLINEDESIGN proves sustainable design can be beautiful in this dreamy timber cabin on Lopez Island, Washington. Available in the …

Here's a List of 100 Words Scientists Really Want You to Stop Misusing

I don't think it means what you think it means.<p>Without language, things between humans would get pretty confusing pretty fast. And even though the …

18 maps that explain America

Happy Fourth of July!<p>As Americans celebrate Independence Day, here are 18 maps that illustrate various aspects of our country's demographics, economy, and culture.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Freespirit's Journey Camper Trailer Is The Ultimate Basecamp On Wheels

Freespirit Journey Basecamp Trailer<p>Posted in Gear<p>Ever feel like a standard tent might be a bit too small for your weekend car camping escapades? …

8 essential items to help you ride out a storm

Apocalypse later.<p>For most of us, an elaborate doomsday bunker is overkill. But, when facing down a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or whatever Mother Nature flings at you, a little preparation can save you from a real-life version of the grocery store frenzy in an end time zombie flick. Start with …

Weather

Chinese Scientists Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing on Humans for the First Time

Augmented humans are coming next month.<p>A team of Chinese scientists is planning to use a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing treatment on humans for the first time next month. The procedure at Sichuan University's West China Hospital in Chengdu will attempt to treat lung cancer in patients where chemotherapy, …

Hydroponics: can you really grow without soil at home?

Until recently, hydroponics – or the practice of growing plants in water instead of soil – were largely known to two industries: that of large-scale produce farming, and large-scale marijuana farming.<p>It’s a way of gardening that relies on science and measurements rather than instinct and trial and …

Aquaponics

Mailman Turned Math-Whiz Is the Chinese Equivalent of Good Will Hunting

A migrant worker who works as a mailman in China has found a simple way to solve complex math problems, just like Matt Damon’s character from <i>Good</i> …

Plant These 10 Perennial Vegetables and Reap Harvests Year After Year

Growing annual vegetables is a lot of work. The tremendous labor of preparing the soil is followed by a few short months of weeding, holding insects …

Gardening

The 22 Most Beautiful Places In The World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

Rugged teardrop trailer spreads its gullwings deep into the wild

The thing we love about camping vehicles, particularly small trailers, is that every major manufacturer, startup and DIY amateur has their own idea …

Off-roading

Why granny’s only robot will be a sex robot

Douglas Hines started out with what sounded like a nice idea.<p>In the early 2000s, the former Bell Labs engineer was busy caring for his elderly father …

Death by GPS: are satnavs changing our brains?

We increasingly rely on GPS to get from A to B. But what happens if we’re led catastrophically astray – and are we losing our sense of direction?<p>One early morning in March 2011, Albert Chretien and his wife, Rita, loaded their Chevrolet Astro van and drove away from their home in Penticton, British …

National Parks

This scrappy Russian startup is beating Google and Facebook at facial recognition

Whether it’s facial recognition on Apple’s iOS 10 or Facebook learning to recognize human faces virtually as well as another person, there’s no …

Here Is Google's List of Fears About Artificial Intelligence

Somebody's preparing for the robopocalypse.<p>With the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk warning that killer robots could be on the horizon, it's probably a good idea to take a look at the potential downfalls of artificial intelligence.<p>That's why Google has stepped up to the plate and produced a …

WATCH: NASA engineer builds world’s largest NERF gun

What do you get when you cross a NASA engineer with a NERF gun? A <i>really</i> big NERF gun.<p>Mark Rober, a NASA engineer who was part of the team that put …

A Visual History Of Urbanization, From The World's First City In 3700 BC To The Present

From Sumer to Sacremento, this map shows the full history of urbanization around the world. Watch as world's cities are born one-by-one, beginning with [arguably] the world's first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.<p>The history of urbanization, 3700 BC - 2000 AD (interactive</i> …

Gene-editing tool CRISPR may soon be used to treat humans for the first time

The controversial gene-editing tool CRISPR may soon be used to create custom blood cells that hunt cancer — its first use to treat humans. A study at the University of Pennsylvania received an initial approval from the ethical gatekeepers at the National Institutes of Health this week, the …

Ex-Apple engineers made this $499 rearview backup camera that uses iPhone as a display

A startup called Pearl Automations is today launching preorders for a new accessory that adds a rearview backup camera to just about any car using an iPhone or other smartphone as a monitor. The company is notably made up of a large group of ex-Apple engineers and the accessory is just the first in …

Autonomous Vehicle

I asked 6 top psychologists to tell me what blows their mind — here are their answers

If you're at all inclined to nerd out over the study of human behavior (nope, not me), the convention is one of the coolest places you'll ever find yourself.<p>Dozens of top psychologists were there to present their findings on topics including happiness and well-being, memory, and goal pursuit.<p>Around …

The 20 Best Camping Gadgets

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness

Forget LSD: eyes are the new high. Of course, we’re not talking about consuming them, but rather staring intensely into a pair for a prolonged period …

Lsd

Is this the world's best hotel room?

“Please be careful,” says the manager as she hands over the keys, with a face like she’s just been ordered to scrub the chemical toilets after Glastonbury.<p>To be fair, we don’t look much like the regular clientele at this particular property. In fact, with our unshaven faces, flip flops and puffa …

Base Camp customizable trailer supplies a rugged box of adventure

At first glance, the Base Camp looks quite simple: a 16-gauge steel body atop a steel tube frame with 15-in wheels cushioned by leaf springs. …

RVs

Terrapattern is a neural net powered reverse image search for maps

Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the first moment you use it, you wonder: Why didn’t Google come up with this 10 years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a baseball diamond, a marina, a roundabout — and it immediately highlights everything its algorithm thinks looks like it. It’s …

Machine Learning

China unveils elevated bus to tackle traffic jams

As the world's most populated country, China's gridlocked traffic is legendary, especially in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai.<p>To help combat …

The tallest place on Earth is nowhere near Mt. Everest

Whenever the question is asked, "what is the highest point on planet Earth?" people naturally assume that the answer is Mt. Everest.<p>In fact, so embedded is the notion that Mt. Everest is the highest point on the world that most people wouldn't even think twice before answering. And even when we …