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Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Our favorite Bay Area day trips<p>Sometimes a day trip can be just as rejuvenating as a bigger vacation. Fortunately for us, the Bay Area has seemingly endless mini getaway options within a 1-to-3 hour drive.<p>One of the many things we love about living in the Bay Area is how quickly we can find a …

Travel

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Astrophysics

In Silicon Valley, Working 9 to 5 Is for Losers

Silicon Valley prides itself on “thinking different.” So maybe it makes sense that just as a lot of industries have begun paying more attention to work-life balance, Silicon Valley is taking the opposite approach — and branding workaholism as a desirable lifestyle choice. An entire cottage industry …

Silicon Valley

'Tail-Standing' Sperm Whales Snooze in Stunning Photo

Sleeping dogs lie, but sleeping whales … "stand" on their tails? That was the scene recently glimpsed by a diver in the Caribbean, at least, when the …

Polar bears spotted in Scotland as animals flee melting Arctic ice cap

• <i>For those arriving to this page after 12pm on April 1st 2017, this story was an April Fool, as we explain here</i><p>Anybody venturing to Scotland normally has only the midges to avoid. Now there’s an altogether more terrifying, not so wee beastie lurking in the woods.<p>For scientists with the World …

Wildlife

The beer world's next big trend? Look out for NEIPAs, also known as hazy IPAs

IPA is the undisputed king of the craft beer world. The aromatic, often intensely bitter style stands in sharp relief to the bland brews that defined American beer for decades. And the ever-increasing demand for IPA drives the growing craft brewing industry. It's a style that's evolved along with …

Alcohol

New study: Less than 1 hour of cycling per week slows aging

A study published Tuesday in the medical journal <i>Cell Metabolism</i> shows that cycling three times a week in short, high-intensity bursts for a total of …

High On A Hill: Jeffrey Bock’s Blue Beauty

Iowa’s Jeffrey Bock is an unsung hero of America’s frame building fraternity. It’s almost a shock to learn that he’s made a few hundred frames — the first in 1975. This Blue Beauty is one of his latest and features Jeff’s own hand-carved lugs and paint work.<p>As you’d expect, Jeff’s story is a rich …

We looked at the new national security adviser’s writings. Turns out he’s the anti-Bannon.

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, is a celebrated warrior — in one famous Gulf War battle, the unit he commanded destroyed 28 Iraqi tanks without suffering a single casualty. He’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a celebrated scholar, too. He received a PhD …

Is Craft Beer Too Hoppy to Drink?

The success of IPA has seduced brewers into adding increasingly more hops to their beers.<p>No matter how many stouts, porters, or lagers are on store …

Beer

Hygge is so 2016. Meet kalsarikannit, the word for drinking at home without pants on

In case no one’s told you yet, hygge is having a moment.<p>Well, <i>was</i> having a moment. Because once you learn the word the Finns have in store for you, you'll be grabbing a wine bottle and leaving hygge behind.<p>Let me explain.<p>In case you skipped 2016, hygge (pronounced <i>hoo-gah</i>) is a Danish word for the …

Theory claims to offer the first 'evidence' our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren't new. Now, researchers claim to have found …

Why "Be Positive" is Horrible Advice, According to Buddhism

It is human nature to have negative thinking, and it’s okay to feel low and dejected. Low emotions and their presence help us to appreciate the …

Spirituality

Shower Beer Has Arrived To Save Us All From Dry Showers

At some point in your life, you’ve probably sipped a beer in the shower. It’s not something you’re likely proud of, but it’s actually fairly common (especially among Uproxx writers). If you ever lived with roommates who were ready to head out for the night just as you were getting home from work, …

Alcohol

Nick Saban's Doghouse: A Place Where No Player Wants to Be

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — They're the scariest words a University of Alabama player can hear: "Coach wants to see you."<p>They might mean nothing. A quick meeting—no problem. But they might mean you're in the doghouse—and that's a problem.<p>"You don't want to be in Coach Saban's doghouse," says safety Rashad …

Biking Skyline Ridge: a hidden treasure on the SF Peninsula

Driving & Biking Skyline Ridge <br>San Mateo & Santa Clara counties<p>Biking Skyline Ridge (Hwy 35) is one of the hidden treasures that local bicyclists and …

Hiking

Interview with Byron Deeter on SaaS Metrics and Measuring Growth

The SaaS market’s rapid growth shows no signs of slowing down. According to data from Statista, the industry is worth approximately $93 billion today and could be worth more than $150 billion by 2020. We’ve already seen huge changes in delivery, from all-inclusive platforms to more specialized …

Marketing

A Path Forward for the Digital Economy – Aaron Levie – Medium

<b>A Path Forward for the Digital Economy</b><p>America is at a pivotal moment. As we saw in this past election cycle, there’s no shortage of important issues …

Watch: Inside the Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia (TAG) Caves

In the southern United States, a tri-state region is home to an incredible density of caves. Known as "TAG" (for Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia), …

Montréal

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments …

Venture Capital

These are the unexpected travel trends for 2017

While Bali remains the holiday of choice for Australians when they just want to sip Bintang poolside, travel trends for 2017 show we’re pushing …

Travel

These Dinosaur Feathers Trapped in Amber Are Ridiculously Cool

Scientists have discovered a dinosaur tail with its feathers still intact trapped inside a piece of amber. It’s absolutely incredible.<p>These aren’t …

Forest City, CA: A Ghost Town Renaissance

While trying to sell me on the idea of buying a house in Forest City, 62 miles north of Auburn on Highway 49, my friend Ruedy paused and commented to …

Mountain Biking

Product Hunt was acquired and venture capital may never be the same again

Venture Capital

Obama says the US is divided because 'people are no longer talking to each other'

US President Barack Obama said he is concerned that the way people consume news may be contributing to the growing divisiveness in the country.<p>"The biggest challenge that I think we have right now in terms of this divide is that the country receives information from completely different sources," …

Barack Obama

Opendoor Raises $210 Million to Buy and Sell Even More Homes

Buying and selling houses is not cheap.<p>As such, Opendoor, a San Francisco startup that buys and sell homes, has raised $210 million in a new funding …

The $20,000 Rare Craft Beer That Comes Packaged in a Squirrel

It's arguably the rarest beer in the world.<p>The craft beer world has never been afraid to charge a bit more for a rare beer.<p>Fans of Cigar City …

Scientists Accidentally Discovered an Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Whoops! Figured out how to help revert climate change!<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal</i> …

Chemistry

This fitness star shares how much happier she's becoming since gaining weight

Throughout the years, most of the fitness “progress pics” we’ve seen on social media have featured weight loss, which can be very cool and inspiring …