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Police beating after high-speed chase in San Francisco under investigation

Authorities are investigating the beating by Alameda County sheriff's deputies of a man accused of ramming patrol cars and leading deputies on a high-speed chase last week that ended in San Francisco, officials said.<p>The beating of the man, identified as Stanislav Petrov, occurred early Thursday …

Pasta Tool Set

Hi-Tech Indoor Garden Uses Aquaponics to Grow a Salad a Day

In recent years, indoor gardening has become more accessible and easier to cultivate, even if you lack a green thumb. Smart designers are finding clever and useful new ways to bring gardening indoors. Unlike most other indoor gardens, however, the Grove Ecosystem–the world's first intelligent, …

Aquaponics

Three California Gold-Rush Towns Worth Visiting

Floyd Øydegaard won’t let me leave his bookstore.<p>He’s talking to two fellow bearded reenactors and me about Lincoln’s outhouse.<p>“You see, he used a barrel so his coattails could hang off the back edge,” Øydegaard says, his lips smacking with excitement. “He was such a smart man.”<p>The 19th century has …

AP investigation: Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct

<i>Editor's note: Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, covered below, was convicted on Dec. 10, 2015 on 18 of 36 counts of rape and other sexual offenses against women he encountered on patrol. He will be sentenced in January. [7:17 a.m., Dec. 11, 2015.]</i><p>Flashing lights pierced the …

Michael Jordan

A remote corner of China wants access to the sea. The obstacle is North Korea.

<b>CHINA’S BACK YARD</b> | <i>This is part of an occasional series examining China’s efforts to win friends and clients in Asia and to assert a more dominant role across the continent.</i><p>FANGCHUAN, CHINA — You can almost smell the sea air from here, at the point where China, Russia and North Korea meet, where …

North Korea

App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home

You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Jared Wolfe thinks so. His crowdfunded, internet-connected Biopod can nurture many kinds of plants and animals …

Chromecast Audio review: Give your old speakers a new brain

It's been a little over two years since Google introduced the first Chromecast, a cheap and easy way to turn any TV in your house into a smart TV. The tiny little dongle has taken the market by storm, racking up sales of over 20 million since launch. Now, the company has replaced it with not one …

Luxurious Eco-Friendly Mansion Exists Entirely Below Ground

For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green space used by containing entire buildings below the Earth's surface. Two English firms–NC Homes …

Swimming Pools

Revolutionary Laser Razor Burns Hair Off Instead of Cutting It

The Skarp Razor wants to change how you've been shaving for the last 5,000 years with lasers. Although that prospect might sound frightening, creators Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun have produced a futuristic device that’s actually better for your skin than traditional shaving methods—it reduces …

Burns

Veep friend finder app races to 5,000 users in one week, dev says

The new meetup/hookup app Veep has raced to 5,000 users after launching a week ago in the App Store, says the app’s developer.<p>Veep, which is free, combines interest-based dating/hookup/friending functions with secure messaging to create a very straightforward way to meet people.<p>“Before I made Veep …

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City Politics

Watch two drones build a bridge strong enough for humans

Two quadrocopters construct a rope bridge strong enough to carry the weight of a human in the hypnotic video (above), uploaded to YouTube this week by researcher Federico Augugliaro. The impressive feat wasn't a one-person operation. It's the latest accomplishment from many researches and …

Drones

This seal is surfing on a humpback whale like it's NBD

The hottest new form of seal transportation in Australia is humpback whales.<p>This enterprising seal was caught hitching a ride on the back of a …

Bills sent to Gov. Brown would create new felonies, putting more in prison

Seven months after California reduced prison crowding to a level accepted by federal courts, lawmakers have sent Gov.<p>Jerry Brownproposals that would create new felony crimes for which people could be locked up.<p>Three of those four proposals would put more people in prison. And, following a familiar …

Ancient Oat Discovery May Poke More Holes in Paleo Diet

Maybe the Paleo Diet should include a nice warm bowl of oatmeal.<p>Strict followers of the fashionable “caveman” regimen shun starchy foods, sticking to breakfasts such as cold halibut with fruit and snacks of pork chops and celery. Bread, pasta, and potatoes are verboten. Our Stone-Age ancestors …

Dying Wishes From One of the Last Remaining Micronesian Master Navigators

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>In a world where information is accessible at the touch of a button, there is something extra special about the few remaining pockets of knowledge that exist only in the minds of a few individuals. Traditional navigation in Micronesia is one of those last bastions of knowledge …

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop - Dwell

Do:<p>Research municipal ordinances to make sure it’s legal to raise chickens on your lot.<br>• Ask your neighbors if they’re okay with hearing the occasional cluck from your hens.<br>• Remember to share an egg or two with your neighbors if they agree.<br>• Decide which breed of chicken you’d like to have before …

Farming

Here’s What Happens When You Unleash A Bunch Of Designers On An Island And Tell Them To Build Their Dream Campsite

Armed with a few supplies, two weeks time, and a wealth of ideas, 18 designers descended on the Swedish island of Gotland and built their dream campsite. Hailing from all across Europe and practicing an array of disciplines—from product design to biology and mathematics—the group riffed on the …

Rustic

Having No Choices is the Ultimate Freedom

Dear friend,<p>I want to tell you the exciting start of my day today. I want to share with you as vividly how it felt, and what is on my mind.<p>I woke up, …

Street Photography

The feds now need a warrant to track your phone, but police don't

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will require several federal agencies including the FBI to obtain a warrant before …

Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life?

I knew my iPhone and I needed some space when I started spooning it at bedtime. When I woke up, I reached for it like a lover. (Meanwhile, my living and breathing husband was inches away.)<p>I justified it like every other phone-obsessed drone in 2015—by insisting I needed my phone “for work.” True, …

49ers Australian sensation Jarryd Hayne is still wrecking NFL defenders

Only a few weeks ago, former Australian Rugby League player Jarryd Hayne was a blip on the NFL map. Predicted to bomb out in his rookie preseason with the San Francisco 49ers, Hayne instead has been doing everything right to assure him a final spot in the roster.<p>Thursday night he did it again, …

NFL

Day care workers busted for running 'Fight Club' for 4-year-olds

Two former New Jersey day care employees were charged earlier this week for staging fights between toddlers and publishing the results on Snapchat, …

Here's The One Thing Dermatologists Wish You Would Stop Doing

<b>By Renee Jacques, Allure</b><p><i>(Photo: Delphine Achard/WWD)</i><p>You follow your skin-care routine with religious dedication but still don't have the Neutrogena-commercial-perfect complexion of your dreams. That could be because you're still making one of the mistakes dermatologists dread most. We asked eight …

Skin Care

Just add water and this squid-inspired plastic heals itself

While you've been busy scarfing down fried calamari rings, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been doing something else with squid. Namely? Studying the cephalopod's ring teeth for a way to create a material that heals when water's present, much in the way that those tentacle-bound …