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A trip by train between Los Angeles and Seattle is an eye-opener

<b>By Laura Randall | Special to The Washington Post</b><p>We were nearly 300 miles into our 1,400-mile trip on Amtrak's Coast Starlight when it dawned on me …

Los Angeles

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

The Best Burgers in Los Angeles, According to Top Chefs

Whether you’re dining in or driving thru, Southern California gets few things better than a meat sandwich on a bun. Here’s where to dig in.<p>By Kate …

Los Angeles

Stars (Including 1 Daredevil) Circle the Milky Way's Monster Black Hole (Time-Lapse)

Spectacular time-lapse footage from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile captures stars orbiting the black hole at …

Black Holes

The Summer Bucket List: 25 Recipes We Want to Make Before September Hits

The BA staff sounds out on the recipes we’ve got to make before the clock strikes fall and we all turn into pumpkin bread.<p>OH GOD, IT WENT BY SO FAST. Just yesterday it was Memorial Day and BOOM, suddenly every doctor you try to make an appointment with is on vacation, “back to school” sales shove …

Cooking

5 Harry Potter Secrets You Definitely Didn't Know . . . Until Now

Though she may seem like a muggle, J.K. Rowling is <i>definitely</i> magical. A former waitress without any formal training in creative writing, the author of the Harry Potter series created a world where anything (except maybe Snape investing in decent shampoo) is possible.<p>There is a book that will excite …

Books

Folding camping hammock travels light and sets up without the trees

Minneapolis-based startup Republic of Durable Goods is presenting a more versatile way to hammock with the Mock One hammock, which takes cues from …

Backpacking

Close-up of a black hole near the event horizon (fulldome)

This fulldome clip shows a close-up view of the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way near the event horizon.<p><b>Crédit:</b><p>À propos de la …

Black Holes

Elon Musk's 'Productivity' Email to Tesla Employees Is Required Reading for Every Entrepreneur

Musk sets very ambitious goals, but the problems plaguing Tesla are familiar to anyone trying to get a company running right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In many ways, Elon Musk is reshaping what it means to be an entrepreneur. For years, his unorthodox management …

Tesla

Rules For Eating And Drinking In Japan

Visting Japan? Or perhaps you already live in the country. Here are some handy rules to follow for eating and drinking protocol.<p>Generally, Japanese …

The 10 Hottest Burgers to Try in LA Right Now, Summer 2018

There is no denying the allure of the hamburger in Southern California. The ground beef and bun combination is steeped in Los Angeles-area tradition — heck, Pasadena claims to have invented the cheeseburger — and carries with it a populist appeal this city only otherwise reserves for tacos and …

Embark on Your Next Road Trip in This Renovated Camper For $35K

Thanks to a thoughtful revamp, an outdated trailer is converted into a bright and cheerful home.<p>When Lauren Jones and her husband were in need for an outlet to release some creative energy, they decided to purchase a rundown camper and turn it into a stylish, contemporary home on wheels.<p>After …

Home Depot

Why Businesses Can Deny You Service For Some Reasons — And Not Others

A small Virginia restaurant named Red Hen found itself the subject of one of President Donald Trump’s routine Twitter jabs and faced an onslaught of …

The James Webb Space Telescope will bring us closer to a galaxy far, far away

The James Webb Space Telescope could mean finding a human-sustaining planet in another galaxy.<br>Read More

We may have answered the Fermi Paradox: We are alone in the universe

Alien life should be everywhere. The sheer abundance of stars in the universe (the number far outstrips the total number of grains of sand on every beach on Earth) suggests that, somewhere, an intelligent lifeform should be warming itself on a distant planet. Even if life evolves rarely, ET should …

Universe

The floating Aztec city

Meet the ancient Mexican metropolis. Situated on Lake Texcoco we find the incredible capital city of the Aztec empire; Tenochtitlan.<p>When Spanish conquistadors under the command of Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico in the 16th Century, they encountered the unique indigenous empire of the Aztecs.<p>The …

Mexico

The Trouble With Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp isn’t here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in London’s Highgate …

32 Items For Awesome Glamping

We’re way past roughing it in the woods with these accessories, we’re glamping<p>Six D cell batteries and a propane cylinder can guarantee you some hot …

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

A Well-Traveled Couple Launch a Line of Sleek Homes on Wheels

The husband-and-wife duo behind Living Vehicle tell us the story behind the off-grid, mobile home that is shaking up the industry.<p>Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna have been embracing the nomadic life for the past few years, residing …

Santa Barbara

Here are the biggest iOS 12 features Apple announced at WWDC 2018

The 15-minute Bodyweight Workout for Busy Guys

The best thing about building your fitness around a bodyweight workout: the more you weight you lose and the leaner you become, the easier they …

The Air Jordan 4 "Fire Red" Is Returning in 2019

In time for its 30th anniversary<p>Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>182<p>182<p>SHARES<p>We're almost at the midway point of 2018, and the year thus far …

These Perched Cabins in India Will Stimulate All Your Senses

A series of minimalist cabins nestled among spice plantations offer a restorative nature experience.<p>It’s little wonder that South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, Thekkady, has long charmed both nature lovers and spice traders alike. Draped in lush greenery and cooling breezes, this misty …

Architecture

These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof

Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.<p>Surrounded by boulders and twisted yuccas, two cabins in the Mojave Desert stand like Monopoly houses, their steel siding weathered to a tawny finish. But behind the simple gabled forms lies a complex network that enables them to operate wholly off …

National Parks

Watching Japan’s King of Tuna Cut Fish is Mesmerizing

Inside the world's largest fish market, a master shows where Tokyo's best sushi comes from.<p>Most days each week, a little drama plays out inside the …

Japan

Wickedbone is the smart cure for your dogs boredom

If you’re a dog owner you know how important it is to stimulate your pooch on a daily basis, you can take them for walks or to the local dog park but …

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …