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Richmond Police Chief Magnus says he’d hold protest sign again

Richmond Police Chief <b>Chris Magnus</b>, who set off an avalanche of emotions when he held up a “#Black Lives Matter” sign at a local protest, says he wouldn’t hesitate if placed in the same situation.<p>“Sure, I would do it again, but I would like to be a little better prepared for the fallout,” Magnus …

California

Survey: Chicagoans wait half-hour daily for trains, buses, but could be worse

Public transit riders in the Chicago area spend about a half-hour a day waiting for their trains and buses to arrive. And although it is perhaps the most frustrating part of the commute, it beats the average in other major U.S. cities, according to a survey released Tuesday.<p>Transit commuters here …

Here's Everything Expiring From Netflix On Dec. 1

The beginning of a new month might mean that a handful of new movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix, but sadly there are even more expiring on Dec. 1. While you're digesting Thanksgiving feasts this weekend, drag the family to the TV and start watching these movies before they're gone for good. …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia).<p><b>So grab</b> …

The 9 Best Money-Saving Travel Tips

1-<b>Pick Destinations Based On Currency Exchange Rates</b><p>My destinations are selected based on where the dollar is strongest. Flexibility in choosing my vacation allows me to be opportunistic.<p>Reviewing online currency valuation articles helps determine where the exchange rates are best. A strong dollar …

Forex

This Cat’s Chin Fur Makes Him Look Forever Surprised

Meet <i>Banye</i>, an 11-year-old British Shorthair whose chin fur makes him look like he’s in a constant state of surprise. The adorable feline lives in …

How safe is mouldy food to eat?

<b>British families throw away about seven million tonnes of food and drink every year, enough to fill Wembley stadium to the brim. Most of it is beyond its sell-by date, but how much could be safely eaten, asks Michael Mosley.</b><p>I've agreed to feast on a range of foods that have gone beyond their prime, …

The paintings 'made better with cats'

<b>Russian artist Svetlana Petrova has become known for her online artwork of famous portraits featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra.</b><b>Ahead of a new exhibition bringing the internet meme into a physical setting, the artist tells the BBC why she first created the artwork and how digital technology is</b> …

How To Take A Sabbatical From Work

• Share to facebook<br>• Share to twitter<br>• Share to linkedin<p>Considering that the prospect of taking just a week off can throw many people into a task-delegating, calendar-clearing frenzy, taking a prolonged break--by quitting a job, or taking a paid or unpaid leave--can seem downright insane. But a …

The Best Cheap Eats In San Francisco Under $7

<i>Dining out is a notoriously expensive endeavor in this town, where even food truck menu items and those famous Mission burritos are starting to feel</i> …

A Stunning Look at the 17 Most Popular Items at Trader Joe's

How the White House Built the Best Climate Change Website Yet

The website for the latest and most terrifying Climate Assessment Report is one of the best I've ever seen. One of its lead designers explains how it was built.<p>Image: NOAA, via the NCA<p>How do you build a website that politely and comprehensively informs the public that they are facing a vast, …

Nod Ring Lets You Control Gadgets With a Wave of the Hand

It's been long rumored that Apple is making a ring, and there is some truth to that–it's just that the ring in question is the company's new …

Biometric smartwear: What can a $200 vest do?

For years sports enthusiasts wanting information about how their body is performing have worn gadgets like heart-rate monitors.<p>But with a renewed focus on how technology can improve the lifestyle for us all, various companies are incorporating biosensors directly into "smart garments" - claiming to …

Sweet Shellac

R. Crumb’s Sweet Shellac – American Black String Bands Of The 20’s & 30’s (BBC radio episode)<p>Advertisements<p>This entry was posted on May 3, 2014 at …

The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time

OK, this is it. This is the one. We can all finally shut down the internet and go home after this.

Pets

Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to the iPhone

A new generation of hearing aids are designed to work with Apple's iPhone, addressing common complaints of older devices.<p>Whenever Dusty Dorey would join his friends at the Contented Cow to listen to live music, he would need to pause for a moment to adjust his hearing aids to compensate for the …

Why we need to tell Social Security who our families are

Social Security rules are complicated and change often. For the most recent “Ask Larry” columns, check out</i> …

Anytune – Jon Liebman and Anytune Music Slow Downer

<b>iPad/iPhone</b><p><b>Mac</b><p>Slow down your music<p>Slow down your music without affecting the pitch and retain amazing clarity. Pick out every note to learn a piece …

Cocoa for Web Services

Consider Marco Arment’s software. You know him from Tumblr, Instapaper, The Magazine, and (coming soon) Overcast.<p>You may think of Marco as an iOS …

Oakland senior's mark of success: top college admissions

When Akintunde Ahmad walked into the library at Oakland Technical High School to talk to Yale University recruiters making their annual East Bay stop in January, some of the other student hopefuls turned and stared.<p>With dreadlocks draping his shoulders, and his 6-foot-1 frame in the sweatpants and …

How to set up monitor mixes for live sound

20 British Words That Mean Something Totally Different in the U.S.

Here Are The Best French Fries In San Francisco

<i>An abundance of fried potatoes is one of the things that makes this country great. (Although we could have done without that "freedom fries" thing.)</i> …

Clue to earthquake lightning mystery

<b>Mysterious lightning flashes that appear to precede earthquakes could be sparked by movements in the ground below, US scientists say.</b><p>Unidentified glowing objects were spotted moments before major quakes in China and Italy recently.<p>These flickers could be triggered by shifting soil layers which …

Nirvana, Neil Young, St Vincent – 10 Stunning Songs About The Northern Lights

Last night (February 27) the Aurora Borealis turned skies in the UK crimson, deep purple, lime green, gold, scarlet and neon pink. It was a rare and …