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Photographer Takes Photos of Mimes in Central Park. Discovers It's a Young Robin Williams 35 Years Later.

In 1974, a photographer named Daniel Sorine stumbled upon two mimes in Central Park and took a few moments to photograph the duo as they quietly performed. Almost 35 years later, the New York-based photographer came across the negatives and realized that one of those talented fellows in the park …

401(k)s are retirement robbery: How the Koch brothers, Wall Street and politicians conspire to drain Social Security

<b>David Koch (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack)</b><p>The decades-long tale of how the Kochs, Reagan, Wall Street and even Democrats have tried to gut Social Security<p>James W. Russell<p>May 10, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis”<p>On the eve of the Reagan presidency in …

dijon and cognac beef stew

I don’t mean to shock you, I mean, I do hope you’re sitting down for this, but it turns out that when I asked my husband to choose between a …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit …

Los Angeles

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …

Hospitals use 'hot spotting' to zero in on super-users

At San Francisco General Hospital, less than 3 percent of patients who come to its adult medical clinic are responsible for 35 percent of all admissions.<p>In Oakland, just 5 percent of patients in Alameda Health System's Highland Hospital account for 50 percent of hospital "days," meaning a sliver of …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

Jennifer Doudna, CRISPR Code Killer

Jennifer Doudna has always had an explorer’s spirit. It’s what led the UC Berkeley molecular and cell biology professor to engineer a cheaper, easier …

Genetics

Smith Optics Archive Collection

In 1965 Robert Smith—an orthodontist by day and hardcore skier whenever he could get out of the office—changed the goggle game forever when he invented the first double-paned, foam-insulated lens. His new lens protected the inner layer from cold and resulted in a fog-free day on the mountain no …

What Should We Do With Abandoned Airports?

Older airports are being jettisoned for newer, regional behemoths. An exhibit from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design considers what the airport landscape might become.<p>Chances are, when you arrive at the airport, you’re more worried about forking over obscene amounts of cash for a checked bag than …

Structure Sensor : 3D Sensor for Mobile Devices to Capture Accurate Dimensions of Objects and Environments

<b>Structure Sensor</b> is a fully functioning 3D sensor or scan for mobile devices. Why for mobile devices? Well, our future of computer vision is mobile, …