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A Japanese Firm Is Building a Farm That's Run by Robots

If the robots are going to take over the earth, at least now that can grow our human food, right? That's the idea behind Kyoto-based firm Spread's indoor grow house, a farm run (almost) entirely by robots, which they expect to be up and running in two years. After puny humans plant the seeds, the …

Thieves steal over $300,000 worth of wine from French Laundry restaurant

A Christmas Day robbery at Yountville's storied French Laundry restaurant netted a king's collection of fabulous wines worth at least $300,000.<p>The thieves, who jimmied a door at the wine room on the property, obviously knew exactly what they were going for. Most of the 76 bottles taken were from …

Tomorrow's Fastest Cars Could Be Covered in Morphable Skins

Wrinkles aren't usually an aspect of the future that gets people excited. But fast cars are. And someday we might have cars that can accelerate more …

Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face

In a world of increasingly sophisticated facial-recognition technology, a drastic technique can throw the machines off your trail.<p>The NSA made me slather my face in make-up.<p>Or, it didn’t <i>make</i> me, exactly. But last spring, I found myself wandering around D.C., wearing dazzle camouflage for the first …

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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck

The standard Tacoma is one tough truck — but if you're trying to make it to the South Pole, you're going to need something a bit beefier. Something …

Himalayan 'yeti' may be a relative of ancient polar bears

The Himalayan yeti — or some version of that mythical creature — may be a relative of an ancient polar bear, according to new research by a University of Oxford geneticist.<p>Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford, analyzed the hairs from two alleged yetis, one that came from an unknown animal …

Bandit Killed, LAPD Officers Wounded in Burlesque Theater Shootout

<b>Sept. 18, 1933:</b> Jack Keating, 30, and John Melvin Early, 35, had a plan to rob the Girlesque Theater at 510 S. Main St., but when the shooting was …

Why Shipwrecks in Antarctica Are Well-Preserved

The absence of wood-eating worms may make the Southern Ocean a treasure trove for maritime archaeologists.<p>If the wreck of the Endurance, the ship abandoned nearly 100 years ago by Ernest Shackleton and his crew in one of history's greatest sagas of polar exploration, were to be found today beneath …

Experience: I was a bartender in Antarctica

Looking back, there was a clear omen of what was to come within minutes of my arrival in Antarctica. The first pallet offloaded from the plane that had brought me contained nothing but beer, and was greeted with a great cheer as it was wheeled into the research base where I was to spend the next …

Serial Dine-and-Dasher Exposed on Facebook

The last time we checked, dining and dashing — that is, leaving the restaurant without paying the bill — was something immature teenagers did for …

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Long Beach Prepares for Teen 'Bash Mob' Today

After nights of unrest, some of it related to protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder case, Long Beach police …

Deadly Fake iPhone Charger Accidents Plague Thrifty Users

Another day, another fake iPhone charger accident. Unlike last week's incident, which reportedly killed Chinese 23-year-old Ma Ailun, her countryman …

Police Smash Marihuana Ring

<i>The Times publishes artist Charles H. Owen’s map of the Sicilian invasion. Owens’ artwork is featured in “Nuestro Pueblo,” one of my favorite books</i> …

This Malicious Charger Can Hack Your iPhone

Imagine if a phone charger could serve malicious code <i>and</i> charge your iPhone. It would be a hacker's dream — one that might already be a reality.<p>A …

Shooting L.A. After Dark, Artist 'Finds Beauty in the Expired'

Using expired film, L.A.-based photographer <b>Vicky Moon</b> shoots the run-down motels, laundromats, and liquor stores of the city, capturing the battered fluorescent façades as they look <i>not</i> basking in the California sun. "I wanted to shoot at night because I feel that L.A. changes drastically from night …

How Hackers Stole $45 Million in Two Days

It was a bank heist for the digital era: No masks, no weapons, no standoffs with police — just a few keyboards and an elaborate hacking plan.<p>In two …

Boat washes ashore in Manhattan Beach carrying a ton of drugs

Two Mexican nationals have been detained for questioning after a panga boat came ashore in Manhattan Beach early Saturday morning with nearly a ton …

A Look at Poland's Awesome Underground Salt Architecture

Ever since the mid-1800s, the incredible underground salt architecture of Wieliczka, Poland—which was recently featured on Gizmodo—has been a hot spot for international tourism, nowadays bringing in an estimated 1.2M people a year. It's no real mystery why people are drawn here: the tunnels and …

Yelp Wanted

How much is the soul of a Yelper worth? According to one Craigslist posting, <b>$25</b>. Someone is hiring Yelpers with 50 reviews or more to write five star reviews of restaurants. And there's an extra $25 in it for you if "<b>cut and paste that same review</b> onto a couple other social media websites." [Eater …

Mice, Men, and Fate

Almost fifteen years ago, in a book called “Chance, Development, and Aging,” the gerontologists Caleb Finch and Thomas Kirkwood described a truly elegant study of biology: a batch of roundworms, all genetically identical, raised on identical diets of agar. Despite having identical genetics and …

Mathematicians Predict the Future With Data From the Past

In Isaac Asimov's classic science fiction saga <i>Foundation</i>, mathematics professor Hari Seldon predicts the future using what he calls psychohistory. …

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in …