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101 reasons to love San Francisco

A love letter to the Golden City<p>Tony Bennett famously explained how he left his heart here in the city. And he gives a few solid reasons why—the fog, the cable cars, being high on a hill. The usual. But there are so many <i>more</i> reasons why people love the city high above the blue and windy sea—places …

The 9 Most Romantic Train Rides to Enjoy With Your Sweetheart

Trump touts $600 million in F-35 savings, an amount similar to a cut that was already planned

President Donald Trump touted a $600-million cost reduction for the F-35 fighter jet program in remarks Monday. But that amount appears to be similar to a previously planned price slash by the Department of Defense.<p>Trump took credit for the reduction, telling reporters that the cut applies to 90 …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while surrounded by a …

Dining Rooms

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

South Korea is coping with its worst outbreak of avian flu ever — and U.S. egg farmers are benefiting

The first alarm about a potential avian flu infestation at the poultry farm came from suspicious workers at a nearby taxi company in late December.<p>Health workers showed up almost immediately. Confirming the worst, they ordered Yang Byeong-hak, a farmer in a southwestern province, to cull roughly …

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

The Most Detailed 'Full Disk' View of Earth Ever Has Been Released - And It's Incredible

Wowow.<p>Below is one of the most detailed full-disk photos of Earth ever taken - and the US government is now downloading a fresh version of it every …

Jerry Seinfeld signs huge deal with Netflix including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Comedic royalty Jerry Seinfeld - best known for co-creating and starring in American sitcom <i>Seinfeld</i> - is heading to Netflix.<p>The actor/writer/producer …

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

Niagara Falls Is a Technicolor Dream After $4-million Upgrade

You've never seen Niagara Falls like this before.<p>Niagara Falls got a major upgrade at the beginning of December, and these pictures prove it.<p>Nightly …

World's Highest Bridge Opens to Traffic in Remote China

The world's highest bridge opened to traffic in China, connecting two southwestern provinces and reducing travel time in the region by three quarters.<p>The 4400-foot-long Beipanjiang bridge has a height equivalent to a 200-story building, which makes it the world's highest bridge down to the ground …

China

Maybe Someday We'll See the Alternate Version of 'Rogue One'

Ben Mendelsohn knows how to sell some Blu-Rays.<p>R<i>ogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> is going down pretty well among die-hard fans and jaded critics alike, proving once and for all that bad early buzz doesn't necessarily mean anything. At the core of that bad buzz were the reports of extensive reshoots—but …

‘Impossible’ EmDrive thruster attracts rising attention, even from skeptics

For years, space geeks have been intrigued by the idea of propulsion systems that don’t need propellant – and now one of the best-known concepts, …

Physics

The World's Hottest Borehole Is Being Drilled Into a Volcano

The Iceland Deep Drilling Project is tapping steam so hot and so pressurized, its power potential is ten times that of conventional geothermal …

Hydroelectric Power

10 Simple Habits You Need to Adopt to Be Healthy

How are you feeling right now? Are you tired? Is your energy low? If you answered yes to these two questions, then it might be time to reconsider …

The World of Quantum Computing May Be Closer Than We Thought

Quantum computing got a big push forward this month as researchers managed to create quantum dot light-emitting diodes (LED’s) that have the ability …

Quantum Physics

Elon Musk thinks universal income is answer to automation taking human jobs

Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely …

Universal Basic Income

Nearly 8,000 quake victims being helped by state agency

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake that has rocked already stricken central and southern Italy (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>Almost …

Natural Disasters

Fan-made 'Star Trek' sets become tourist attraction in NY

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — On its many voyages through space, the Starship Enterprise has endured bridge-shaking blasts from enemy ships and …

Science Fiction

17 Signs You're Intelligent — Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": …

Psychology

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

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 trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

Was this ancient organism the first life on Earth, or just the luckiest?

A primordial form that lived and died 4 billion years ago gave rise to life as we know it, a new study has found. And at the time it was alive, it …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Airbnb + HotelTonight = new startup Overnight

Need a place to crash last-minute but don’t want to pay for a pricey, cookie-cutter hotel? Overnight can hook you up with a local to stay with right away. Request a room and Overnight averages just 45 seconds until you get a response, and in LA, the startup says its spots are 23% cheaper than …

Nasa’s Hubble spots super-hot star ‘inflating’ giant bubble

<b>Washington:</b> To mark the 26th anniversary of the launch of Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have unveiled an image captured by it of an …

Beauty and Brutality: Deftones Singer Chino Moreno Opens Up About the New Album 'Gore'

"Some days are harder than others, but overall it’s still a very fun process, just sitting together with your friends and making noise and making songs out of that noise."<p>Sacramento’s Deftones defy easy classification. The band arose in the early 90s gigging alongside down-coast compatriots Korn at …