Kendall DeJonge

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The Next Craft Beer Trend: Make It Into Whiskey

Every few months someone poses the same question: What’s next for craft beer? It could be a new type of barrel aging, a long-lost style, or just an …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.<p>“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at …

Singularity

Getting the Hang of Hammocks

New materials and innovations are making the art of relaxing suspended between two trees more attractive to active adventurers.<p>The word “hammock” derives from a term in the Taíno language meaning fishnet. And that’s just what my first hammock looked like. It was a diamond weave of thin nylon army …

Backpacking

This gorgeous ultra portable grill is the fire hammock you always wanted

Occasionally you’ll see a prototype so cool that it sort of breaks your heart to know you may never get to use it. For fans of grilling and camping …

Portable

Stadium Beer Sales Could Be The Answer To College Football's Drinking Problem

Texas, Ohio State, Penn State, and West Virginia are among the increasing number of schools selling beer during college football games—a move that can produce big profits, and perhaps discourage gameday binge drinking.<p>There are certain idiotic traditions you absorb by osmosis when you grow up in a …

2016 by the numbers: Will Gary Johnson disrupt Clinton vs. Trump race?

Could the Libertarian Party emerge as a real force in the presidential election this fall?<p>The latest CBS News poll of the 2016 general election finds …

Skiers in swimwear parade in the Colorado snow

LOVELAND PASS, Colo. — Vikings, sharks and a whole heck of a lot of bikini-wearing skiers and snowboarders descended the slopes of Arapahoe Basin ski area on Saturday in an effort to set a record for the largest swimwear ski parade.<p>The world record is more than 1,000 people, and A-Basin officials …

California lifted its mandatory water restrictions — that could be a huge mistake

That decision was probably premature. For Southern California especially, the drought is still just as bad as ever. In much of the Sierra Nevada and Southern California, there's still two or three entire years of rain missing since this drought began five years ago.<p>If that's not a reason to …

I’ve sold all my CDs. Can I live without those cracked plastic cases of magic and memories?

For sale. 937 CDs. No longer played. Hemingway himself might have shed a tear at the heartbreaking story unfolding in my living room last week. A lifetime’s hoard of albums, EPs, singles – some of which had been dragged through every home I had ever lived in, many of which had done little more than …

Vinyl Records

How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep Tonight

You’ve powered down your devices, tried the whole bedtime ritual thing and sipped on so much sleepy-time tea that you can’t help making at least …

Some emergency drought rules might be eased, but don't start hosing down sidewalks

Gov. Jerry Brown and top water regulators on Monday laid out a revised game plan for dealing with California's persistent drought, making some conservation rules permanent while also moving to give communities more of a say in deciding how much water they must save.<p>Brown issued an executive order …

All surprises: Radiohead and the art of the unconventional album release

Radiohead have become the kings of the unexpected album release. Not only does the album itself often come as a bit of a shock, but the method of its delivery tends to be a surprise. Put it this way: the first person to buy a new Radiohead album isn’t someone at their local Tesco with a crisp new …

Indie Music

In California, Urgency About the Drought Is Lessening

One homeowners’ association has even ordered residents to green up their lawns.<p>Blackhawk, California has had it with water conservation. The homeowners’ association of this Bay Area gated community has allowed brown lawns to slide for the past two years, amidst the state’s historic drought and …

Water

Increased CO2 levels are greening the Earth

Researchers studying NASA satellite data on the Earth's vegetation coverage have discovered that plants have significantly increased their leaf cover …

Poor Lonely Computer: Prince's Misunderstood Relationship With The Internet

Some people in the line were not sure what to do with their phones. A man in his mid-50s, who'd traveled all the way from Kansas with his sister, thought it would be fine to keep his hidden away in his pocket. He had no intention of using it, he said. But he's been diagnosed with cancer and, …

Don’t Demonize GMOs Just Yet

Peggy Lemaux, a plant biologist at the University of California at Berkeley, was a lab researcher in 1987 when she first heard about genetic engineering. “I’d grown up on a farm in northwestern Ohio, and I thought, Wow, this technology has tremendous potential.” While at the lab, she was a member …

We Can Phase Out Fossil Fuels Within a Decade, Study Says

World leaders want to phase out fossil fuels by 2100, but this climate scientist says we could do it in ten years.<p>As we stare down the barrel of a world totally transformed (read: destroyed) by climate change in the not-so-distant future, a lot of the brightest minds around the world are spending a …

We can run the world without consuming the earth: The Solar Impulse journey continues

In ancient Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of Daedulus who dared to fly too close to the sun on wings of feather and wax made by his father in …

Solar Impulse

The Future Of Food In A Water-Scarce World

Water covers about 70 percent of the planet’s surface. But the amount of freshwater available for human use — everything from brushing our teeth to growing our food — is a small fraction of that.<p>More than a billion people currently live in water-scarce regions, and as many as 3.5 billion could …

Water

Gary Johnson, Libertarian, May Be Our Last Hope as a Terrible Clinton-Trump Choice Looms

In the ugliest election since Jefferson supporters called Adams ‘a hideous hermaphroditical character,’ there’s a chance for a libertarian to break …

Government

One type of energy is killing fossil fuels

Clean energy is killing fossil fuels.<p>Investment in renewable energy technology — solar and wind power — is now seeing twice as much global funding as fossil fuels, according to Bloomberg.<p>The reason: the economics of renewable energy are drastically improving.<p>Solar power is a technology, not a fuel, …

Ostrich could revolutionize the meat industry. But will Americans eat it?

Located on a 120-acre farm in Boise, Idaho, American Ostrich Farms (AOF) is working to provide an unexpected source of protein to American consumers. …

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

This Is The Only Candidate Outside Of The Two Major Parties Who Could Be On The Ballot In 50 States

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is running for the Libertarian Party nomination, which will appear on the ballot in all 50 states, he told The …

Supreme Court rejects states' challenge to Colorado pot law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an effort by Nebraska and Oklahoma to have Colorado's pot legalization declared unconstitutional.<p>The …

Interview With a Modern-Day Independent Mapmaker

Tom Harrison, a California-based cartographer, explains how he collects information and makes his maps, and why he doesn’t hire anyone to help him.<p>Mapmaking is a huge production these days: Google reportedly has over 1,000 full-time employees and 6,000 contractors working on its digital maps.<p>So …

Seven Rare Ty Cobb Baseball Cards Found in Old Paper Bag

This treasure almost ended up in the trash.<p>Seven century-old baseball cards found recently inside a crumpled paper bag in the south have been authenticated as rare Ty Cobb cards, a California-based memorabilia expert announced Wednesday.<p>The seven T206 Ty Cobb cards from a 1909-1911 series are …

Tina Fey reprises epic Sarah Palin impression to skewer Donald Trump endorsement

“But we’re mad, we’ve been had, and we’re not so glad, quoth the Lorax,” Tina Fey said, remarkably similar to Palin<p>The most brilliant comedians know when something is so good that you don't even have to change the words to make people laugh. Such was the case on this week's "Saturday Night Live" …