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25 Essential Los Angeles Sushi Restaurants, 2018 Edition

As a major world city, Los Angeles has a number of culinary specialties, with none more impressive than its dedication and obsession with sushi, the Japanese specialty that first found its way into America in the 1960s.<p>With the confluence of excellent seafood available fresh from large wholesale …

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Social Media

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Three Inventive Vegetarian Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

The collective dream of amateur cooks, if you could argue that there even is one, may be creating a healthy, easy, and delicious meal. The trifecta, if you will, of any weeknight dinner. But for most mere mortals (read: excluding professional chefs), this concept can often prove to be somewhat …

Recipes

Tim Cook says augmented reality is "a big idea like the smartphone"

Like TV, AR is becoming an Apple passion project<p>It’s no secret that Apple’s culture of secrecy forbids even the most powerful at the company from spilling details about upcoming products. But, as CEO Tim Cook has illustrated frequently in the past, there are ways to drop hints and talk around the …

Bullet train agency cleared to buy two parcels in downtown Los Angeles

The California bullet train agency received clearance Friday to buy its first pieces of property in Los Angeles, two parcels along the Hollywood Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.<p>The state Public Works Board authorized the acquisition, allowing the California High-Speed Rail Authority to purchase the …

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

California

California has 1,264 miles of coastline, much of it gloriously divable. The options are as varied as you might expect from such a vast expanse: there …

California

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Trump just made an unprecedented, 'radical' change to the National Security Council

The executive measure established Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as a regular attendee, whereas the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence will be allowed to participate only "where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be …

Want to Question Your Reality? Read Carlo Rovelli’s New Book

Most of us would characterize our perception of the world as a continuous flow: the steady stream of time, and the smooth, reliable, recognizable matter in the form of a table, say, or a piece of stone. Such matter is perhaps most often considered in the realm of art. But for physicists, objects …

Physics

Biometric recognition at airport border ​​raises privacy concerns, says expert

Plan would involve 90% of passengers being processed through Australian immigration without human involvement<p>A plan to rely on biometric recognition to further automate airport border processing raises privacy and ethical concerns about data security, according to an expert.<p>But another information …

15 Street Artists Who Use the World as Their Playground

Street artists like Banksy and Space Invader have been playing with city dwellers for years, placing their work strategically for maximum impact. In fact, artists around the globe are constantly integrating their artwork into the landscape in unexpected ways. Working in large and small scale, the …

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

National Parks

M1 Electric Skateboard

The M1 Electric Skateboard is a recent add on to the electrified vehicles hot segment, what separates it from its most direct competitors is the fact …

Skateboarding

Eight Futuristic Foods You'll Be Eating in 30 Years

We ate some weird shit in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why kids …

Nutrition

Motiv crams a fitness band’s worth of functionality into a ring

Here’s one of those devices I can’t wait to put through some real world testing. Motiv’s creators have made some pretty big claims for their tiny wearable – which are pretty impressive, if true, putting a new spin on the somewhat staid and oversaturated world of fitness tracking wearables.<p>For what …

Study: Outdoor Enthusiasts Are Ruining Nature

Many who hike, mountain bike, ski, and otherwise enjoy the great outdoors consider themselves stewards of it as well as users. In fact, we can thank …

Outdoors

These were the activewear trends that dominated closets in 2016

Some might speculate that the activewear bubble is about to burst, but anyone who’s followed along knows there’s still a whole lot of room for growth …

Ferrari's One-Off F12-based SP 275 RW Competizione

The Ferrari SP 275 rw competizione is the definition of exclusive. Limited to one single unit, the sports car, based on the Ferrari F12berlinetta, is in homage to the late Ferrari 275GTB, the brand’s V-12–powered sports car produced between 1964 and 1968.<p>Styled by Pininfarina, the SP 275 rw …

10 Downright Dreamy Trains to Take Before You Die

The most romantic — and civilized — way to travel.<p>If you've had enough of the indignities of air travel (and there are so very many) and long car …

There's one aspect of the Philippine drug war that Rodrigo Duterte doesn't seem interested in fighting

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pursued two main policies during his six months in office: Embracing China and brutally cracking down on his country's drug trade.<p>Achieving the latter goal, however, may have to come at the expense of the former, as Chinese suppliers appear to be fueling the …

Why the Dutch Holiday Tradition of Blackface Won't Go Away

Every year, Dutch and Belgian people celebrate Christmas by donning blackface, despite increasing outcry over the practice.<p>Blackface and minstrel shows have largely been deemed unacceptable and racist by most. But while instances of blackface make headlines in North America (usually in the form of …

John McCain: We have a stake in Syria, yet we have done nothing

By John McCain<p><i>John McCain, a Republican, represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate.</i><p>The words “never again” ring hollow as the city of Aleppo, Syria, has fallen to regime forces of Bashar al-Assad. A brutal siege that has ground on for years was finally brought to a bloody end by a surge of Russian …

Italy is bailing out the world’s oldest bank—for the third time

Using public money to bail out big banks isn’t just a bad memory from the 2007-2008 financial crisis. At least not in Italy. The bitterly indebted country has agreed to a multi-billion-euro rescue plan for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest surviving bank.<p>Just two months ago, state …

This Electric Porsche 911 Targa Uses a Battery From a Crashed Tesla

It might not have that famous flat-six howl, but the torque might make up for it.<p>As aircooled 911s rise in value, they're appearing more and more at local car shows. Dozens line up along the parking lot, each showing off their virtually identical flat-six builds. Sure, there might be an LS swapped …

A New Warning Says We Could Run Out of Fish by 2048

<i>(Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)</i><p>By Chris Crowley<p>If the world keeps fishing at its current pace, there will no more fish left to eat by 2048. That's the dire warning laid out by the World Wildlife Federation, which says that the planet's fishing fleet is two to three times larger than the …

Luxury Lifestyle

There's no industry hotter than marijuana right now

Back in 1995, not a single state had a law on its books legalizing medical cannabis or recreational pot. Today, following the November elections in which residents in eight out of nine states voted in favor of their state's marijuana initiative or amendment, there are 28 states with legal medical …

Meet Science, the L.A. 'Startup Studio' Behind Dollar Shave Club and Google's Latest Acquisition

Santa Monica's Science has been behind three of the most notable startup exits of 2016, including Unilever's $1 billion all-cash purchase of Dollar Shave Club this summer.<p>Startup acquisitions happen all the time in Silicon Valley, but they are starting to happen more and more often for tech …

Insane Street Art Looking Too Real

The powerful work of street artists sometimes can play tricks with our own minds: it is all about the connection between the surrounding environment …