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We interviewed the man investing Google's billions on tech, healthcare, and immortality

Google Ventures' chief Bill Maris believes life science and health are tech's most exciting sectors<p>Google Ventures, the investment arm tasked with spending the search giant's billions on exciting new companies, released its annual report last night. Interestingly, the majority of its money did not …

30 best Android games for your new tablet

<i>Be sure to also check out our picks for essential Android phones as well as our recommendations for iPhones and iPads.</i><p>Holy Kris Kringle! You just unrwapped an Nexus 9, an Nvidia Shield tablet, or some other kind of big-screen Android slate. You must now spend the rest of the day installing …

The New Rules of Fitness

Decades ago, fitness consisted of two workouts: all-out, all the time; and “LSD”—long, slow distance training. Then fitness went high-tech. Personal-metrics devices from companies like Polar, Garmin, Nike, and others became a billion-dollar industry. Nutrition took wild turns, too. Rocky-style …

The Motorola Moto 360 Might Be The First Good-Looking Smartwatch

With the newly announced Android Wear OS, the Motorola Moto 360 is set to be one of the most exciting smartwatches to date. The clean-looking watch …

A Compendium of Useful Information for the Practical Man/Camping and Hiking

The Camp Sheet[edit]<p>From time to time in this department I have mentioned an oiled muslin sheet for the camp outfit. In the first place it should be …

Campfire Reading: Vintage Camping & Hiking Books

During the Industrial Revolution, people flocked from the countryside to the cities to seek work and wealth. As urban areas expanded, city folk began …

2014 Travel Awards: Best Mountain Trip

Winner: Shivling, India<p>Most Himalayan expeditions head to Nepal. But India has more than a third of the range, and not nearly as many tourists. The best way to see it is with Mandip Singh Soin, a guide who ­arranges logistics for mountaineers Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin when they’re in the country. …

SALE Cardboard Dollhouse PDF Pattern Recycle Cardboard Boxes DIY Toy house Paper Craft

** SALE usually $10.00 ** Turn a cardboard box into a dollhouse. Easily create a strong, fully customizable Eco Friendly Dollhouse that slots together. No need for tape or glue.<p>Let your children’s imaginations grow whilst learning about recycling at the same time!<p>My user-friendly pattern comes with …

Preparing For Gardening Season - A Little Work Now Pays Off Later!

There is really no way to describe the incredible feeling that a new gardening season brings.<p>Just the thought of those first seeds going into the …

Channel Your Destructive Side In The Beautiful And Abstract World Of Smash Hit

Smash Hit (Free) by Mediocre AB is an endless runner that is a surreal experience in and of itself, rewarding the act of destruction. If you’ve been …

Bill Nye: Invest in energy, 'change the world'

Summer weather in Sochi, a record-drought in California and a polar vortex. The evidence for climate change is all around us. Bill Nye and Jeffrey …

Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life

This is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.

American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga

A $25 billion plan, a small town, and a half-century of wrangling over the most important resource in the biggest state<p>Hood, California, is a farming town of 200 souls, crammed up against a levee that protects it from the Sacramento River. The eastern approach from I-5 and the Sacramento suburb of …