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Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua …

Where to Drink Great Beer in San Francisco and the East Bay

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>The San Francisco area has been stoking the flame of America's craft beer movement since at least the 1970s. It seems that the city now has a brewery or craft beer bar on every corner, and new beer spots are springing …

10 New U.S. Breweries to Watch, from D.C. to California

The 10 most exciting breweries that have been open less than two years, from a Seattle crowd-pleaser to a wonderfully weird Virginian<p>When it comes to selling craft beer, Washington, D.C., might as well be the Wild West.<p>Most states operate under the three-tier distribution system, which requires …

Brewpub

Where Can I Drink Beer Outside and in the Nude?

<i>A:</i><p>Are we trolling here? Of course we are. But that’s not all we’re doing. As anyone who has ever downed a High Life in the shower knows, nude drinking is an excellent way to exercise free will while toasting our birthday-suited ancestors who drank fermented stag blood by moonlight. But I digress. …

Tahoe

Oil & Water

<b>DREAM STATE</b><br>Half asleep, Peter Devries spotted her. She dove beneath <i>Achiever</i>, pushing ripples across the black water of the still dawn. It sent the …

Hunter Gatherers

Articles about dwell guide smart design tiny spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows …

Prefab Homes

A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners

The Wanderlust Projects duo are building bars in water towers and romantic getaways in abandoned resorts. They’re shaking up the underground …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Self-repairing trainers 3D-printed from biological cells by Shamees Aden

<b>Wearable Futures</b>: London designer and researcher Shamees Aden is developing a concept for running shoes that would be 3D-printed from synthetic …

5 Winter Beers to Warm Your Holiday

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Winter Warmers are the signature beer style of the holiday season. They are robust, rich, and boast an alcohol presence that is usually, well, warming. But over the years craft breweries have reached beyond this …

Laboratory, or Coffee Shop?

Portola Coffee Lab takes making a cup of coffee to a new level. But you don't have to take my word for it—it was recently voted the best coffee in …

The Best Beers for Fall

Best Beers for Fall<p>As the leaves change, so does the beer aisle. It's a good thing. Not only do seasonal brews offer new flavors from your regular beers, they also ensure you're getting the freshest beer possible. So crack open one, or a few, of our favorite fall beers and remember, don't buy …

Flavors

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Craft beer hops along its creative course

Wet-hopped, barrel-aged and lower-alcohol beers are among the trends being tapped by craft brewers.<p>FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The pungent grassy smell of bright green hop flowers fills the air at the Mad Fox Brewing Co.<p>Freshly harvested and overnighted from the Yakima Valley in Washington state to the …

Fall Seasonal Beers: the Good, the Bad, and the Pumpkin

Summer is long gone, people. It’s raining, our fleeting tans have fled, and we’ve put away our shorts and sunglasses in favor of sweaters and …

Which Beer Blogs Do You Read?

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>The Beer Bloggers Conference has a list of around 1200 different beer blogs currently being published in the US and more than 570 international ones, but when I recently asked my ale and lager-loving friends which beer …

The 25 Beers You Need to Drink This Fall

A good fall beer will guide you away from light, Summery suds and ease you into stuff with more flavor and character. A <i>great</i> fall beer is like 17.5% ABV and described as "daring & vulgar." And then there're all the ones in between. We rounded up beer experts from around the country to give their …

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

Outdoors Gear

5 American-Made Oktoberfest Beers to Drink This Fall

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>As soon as we begin to feel the weather turn and the first leaves reluctantly abdicate their comfortable summer homes high in the trees, we immediately feel a compulsion toward lederhosen and liter steins. Yes, …

Oregon Craft Beer Month

With sixty-one breweries in Portland alone (more than anywhere else in the world), it's no surprise The Beaver State devotes an entire month to the …

Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

Ghost town hunting in the American West

Nothing guarantees a Wild West adventure like exploring ghost towns, from abandoned mines where lucky prospectors once struck it rich to dusty frontier outposts where gun-toting outlaws once ran amok. Get ready to hit the (usually dirt) road out to these iconic ghost towns, most within spitting …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

America's best craft breweries

It wasn't long ago when the American beer market was dominated by a handful of acrid, factory-produced brews that bore only a passing resemblance to what those in other climes called 'beer'. Thankfully, those days of choking down foul-tasting swill are long gone, with an explosion of microbreweries …

Booking a summer holiday flight? Prices have risen, so hunt for deals

If you've been procrastinating on plans for the family's summer vacation, you're going to need to move fast as rising airfares and packed flights have made it tough to find deals, but there are still a few tricks that could help, experts say.<p>Ticket prices are up one per cent for travel this summer …

Summer Vacation

Breweries are for (Beer) Lovers

Craft beer is a major trend and it's no longer the well-known breweries making a splash on the scene. There are hundreds of breweries and brewpubs …

Essential Beers for Summer

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>As summer days get longer, our thoughts naturally turn to the return of our favorite seasonal brews from craft breweries around the country. There's no strict rule about what a summer seasonal can be: some are light and …

The Daily Meal’s Best Coffee Shops in America – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The Daily Meal, one of the internet’s fastest growing food websites, just released one of the more thorough lists of great coffee shops that can be …

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.