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Unearthing California’s Pre-Prohibition Wine Roots

Next time you’re in Napa, Sonoma, and the Bay Area, visit these important historic sites and wineries.<p>Each year, millions of people descend on Napa …

Job Interview Etiquette: The Specifics on What is Expected

<b>Don’t stay seated when you shake hands, Stand up and show job interview etiquette</b><p>Is there such a thing as job interview etiquette? Yes there is. Not …

Watch How Hummingbirds Fly, Feed and Hover in This Amazing Slow-Motion Video from Nat Geo

The tiny hummingbird is an amazing creature with the ability to move so fast that the human eye can only perceive the blur of wings and a splash of …

Condoms for wine exist because your pinot noir needs protection too

LONDON — Of all the things worth protecting, wine is most certainly a top priority.<p>That's why someone had the top-notch idea of creating a "wine …

If Apple Is Interested in Buying McLaren, It's Not Because of Supercars

Apple is reportedly interested in McLaren Technology Group, an engineering consultancy firm that just happens to sit next to McLaren's supercar factory.<p>Earlier today, news came screaming across the wires indicating that Apple was interested in perhaps purchasing McLaren. It's a surprising, if so …

The World of Whisky

Men 8 Episodes<p>Drinks writers Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison take you on a beginner's guide through the wonderful world of whisky in our new Telegraph video series. From emerging single malt regions to exciting Japanese blends, we cover everything you need to know to help you become a whisky …

A Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police

James Duane says you shouldn't say anything to a cop for any reason, you shouldn't plead the Fifth, and you shouldn't stay silent. So what should you do?<p>James Duane doesn't think you should ever talk to the police. Not just, "Don't talk to the police if you're accused of a crime," or, "Don't talk …

Why Your Brain Won't Let You Look at These Black Dots All at Once

A new optical illusion is here to break the internet, or at least our minds. The latest visual trick making the rounds is an image of intersecting …

Neurology

This is how British pilots made beer runs for troops in Normandy during World War II

And when a British brewery donated gallons of beer for troops on the front, there was no way to get it to the men by conventional means.<p>Enter Britain's Royal Air Force.<p>In the early days after the Normandy invasion of June 1944, British and American troops noticed an acute shortage of adult …

Elon Musk has ‘not ruled out’ a UFO hitting the SpaceX rocket that exploded

In early September, one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets undergoing testing exploded at Cape Canaveral. Thanks to some grainy video that shows birds …

Everything You Wanna Know About Tequila But Are Too Afraid To Ask

The best affordable bottles, easy cocktails that'll impress literally everyone, and how to (maybe) avoid those damn hangovers.<p>Because really this is the most useful information of all. All prices are for a 750-milliliter bottle and are taken from Under the Label.

How to pair your cooking with your guests' favorite wines, according to a top winery chef

Silver Oak is one of the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley. Family-owned since 1972, it was the first winery to earn LEED Platinum certification and is the only one in North America to have its own barrel-making facility. High-profile fans include Lebron James, Matthew McConaughey, Cameron …

Want to order gluten-free food at this café? Better show some medical proof.

There's little evidence to support going on a gluten-free diet without a medical reason to do so, but you already knew that.<p>It's the current thing to …

Suspected gang members shoot down police helicopter in Mexico

Several have died after a police helicopter crashed in the Western state of Michoacan. The state's governor originally said criminals brought it …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways to Reverse the Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress …

A terrible environmental disaster is unfolding in Los Angeles — and it's practically invisible

What's worse, workers are not even close to stopping the flow.<p>The leak sprung from a Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon, and it has been gushing methane — a highly flammable and potent greenhouse gas — into the sky since October 23.<p>No one knows …

Oil & Gas Industry

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Time Management

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

War of the maps: Turkey released a map showing where Russia violated its airspace, and Russia countered

Turkey and Russia have released competing maps showing where a Russian warplane violated — or steered clear of, depending on the point of view — Turkish airspace before it was shot down early Tuesday.<p>Shortly after the jet was downed, the Turkish military published a radar map demonstrating the …

Russia

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

Space Travel

A Refresher Course on the Ups and Downs of LSD

Psychedelic expert Andy Roberts talks about bad trips, set and setting, and how to figure out how strong a tab is.<p>The dark web has done a good job of making previously unavailable drugs very available. It's partly for this reason that, over the past couple of years, LSD has become increasingly …

The inventor of 5-Hour Energy drinks is investing 99% of his fortune to fix the world

For legions of truck drivers, employees chasing deadlines, and students burning the midnight oil, Manoj Bhargava’s best-selling invention, 5-hour ENERGY drink, has already been a lifesaver.<p>Since launching the caffeine-based power-drink in 2004, Bhargava, 62, has quietly amassed a $4 billion …

Off-grid

21 of the most iconic photos ever taken

The image of a napalm scarred little girl running from her burning village in Vietnam is one of the most well known photographs in the world.<p>Kim …

Russia Is Threatening To Shut Down The Entire Internet

The internet is a crucial piece of infrastructure, but most international connections rely on a surprisingly small number of submarine cables. And Russia, being the insecure frat bro of all nations, is making yet another bid for attention by threatening them without saying they’re threatening …

Boeing Creates The World's Lightest Metal

Boeing files a lot of patents. From the filing for a force field to protect planes from blasts mid-air in 2012 to a laser-powered fusion engine earlier this year, these are all patents for potential uses of technology that may or may not become a commercial reality.<p>But earlier this week, Boeing …

General Motors

Horror Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice, Ugg boots, warm clothes, and hayrides. For some of us, that is. For others, nothing brings October home like cobwebbed, claustrophobic hallways, flickering lights, and the screams of the damned. If you’re from that second camp, take a look at these horror movie …