San Andreas

The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

Park visitation is at a record high – good for tourism, not so good for peace and quiet. From Acadia to Zion, Bryce Canyon to Yosemite, leading writers and environmentalists share their alternatives to the most popular spots<p>Featuring Bill McKibben, Cynthia Barnett, Ryan Zinke, Leslie Marmon Silko …

National Parks

Three Pieces of Advice for the Creative Life

Last month, I received an honorary doctorate and gave the commencement address at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Founded in …

Creativity

A Guide to Every Upcoming Action Movie With a Female Lead

<i>The list was first published in February, but has been updated to reflect newly announced films and production changes to ones that were previously</i> …

Harley Quinn

Why Arizona is preparing for California's devastating quake, the 'big one'

Californians have long braced for the inevitable earthquake known as the “big one.” Now, Arizona is getting ready for one anticipated aftermath: …

Red Cross

The Time Has Come To Talk About ‘The Rundown,’ The Rock’s Best Movie

The year is 2003. Destiny’s Child group member Beyoncé Knowles is burning up radio stations across the country with “Crazy in Love,” the first single from her debut solo album. National hero Lance Armstrong wins his fifth Tour de France. And in Hollywood, WWE mainstay The Rock stars in his first …

Entertainment

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Gets High In Spectacular New Skyscraper Trailer

There are few stars in Hollywood busier than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. In the last 12 months, the actor starred in no fewer than four big movies, including the wildly successful <i>Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle</i>. His next film is the action thriller <i>Skyscraper</i>, which hits theaters in July. A new …

Movies

Volcano expert explains the science behind Kilauea's ongoing eruption

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been a hotbed of explosive activity since early May, gushing lava and toxic gases that have destroyed more than 25 homes and forced thousands of area residents to flee. Most recently, Kilauea's lava has begun flowing into the Pacific Ocean, generating plumes of toxic …

Geology

Weaponizing the Weather

The term “weather war” might seem appropriate only for fantastical tales or at best an exigency for the next centuries. In reality though, it’s a …

Puget Sound

A California volcano once obliterated a forest and propelled ash 280 miles. Experts say it offers a warning

Lassen Peak had been rumbling for days. Glowing hot rocks bounded down the slopes. Lava was welling up into a freshly created crater.<p>Then, on this day 103 years ago, it exploded in a way California would never forget. It created a gigantic mushroom cloud that reached an altitude of 30,000 feet, …

Natural Disasters

Every PlayStation 2 games you can play on your PlayStation 4

There are loads of amazing games that came out when the PlayStation 2, but after the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4 came out, not many of the …

Android News

The Wayback Machine is Deleting Evidence of Malware Sold to Stalkers

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine is a service that preserves web pages. But the site has been deleting evidence of companies selling malware to illegally spy on spouses, highlighting the need to diversify digital archives.<p><b>This story is part of When Spies Come Home, a Motherboard series about</b> …

Privacy

Discover David Lynch’s Bizarre & Minimalist Comic Strip, The Angriest Dog in the World (1983-1992)

Most David Lynch fans discover him through his films. But those of us who read alternative weekly newspapers in their 1980s and 90s heyday may well …

Comic Strips

God of War had the best debut month ever for a PlayStation exclusive

God of War has had a better debut than any other PlayStation exclusive ever, according to The NPD Group. Not only was it the best-selling game in the U.S. in April, but it’s performance in its first month also outpaces all other PlayStation exclusives. That’s not just PlayStation 4 — it’s for <i>any</i> …

Business

The Rock Gets Candid on 'Skyscraper,' His 'Most Physical, Emotional and Intense Role'

"Skyscraper" has one more test screening to go, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson told his fans. He's actually a fan of that process, since part of his brand is giving fans what they want (and never what will seriously bum them out).<p>"Skyscraper" is releasing a new full trailer on Wednesday (aka tomorrow), …

Thrillers

Watch out, Hawaii. California’s got some volcanic creds, too

Yes, the Aloha State has the lava-lamp spotlight at the moment, as its Kilauea volcano exploded anew this week, sending a molten flow in the …

Geology

Get to know Grove Street Families: the ‘Grand Theft Auto’-loving hardcore bunch bringing fun to the mosh-pit

GTA fans, assemble<p>If that band name seems familiar, you’re not alone. Southampton hardcore band Grove Street Families nicked their moniker from <i>Grand</i> …

Music

Anomalous mantle transition zone beneath the Yellowstone hotspot track

Article<p>Ying Zhou<p><i>Nature Geoscience</i> (2018)<br>• doi:10.1038/s41561-018-0126-4<br>• Download Citation<p>Received:<p>10 October 2017<p>Accepted:<p>13 April 2018<p>Published:<p>Subjects<p>…

Google Scholar

This striking league table reveals that Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to sex, violence, and suicide

A striking league table has shown that Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to some of the darkest and most adult themes on the internet.<p>Britain's highest-profile children's charity, the NSPCC, produced the league table after gathering reviews from more …

Social Media

Arizona Preparing For Post-Earthquake Inflow Of 400,000 Californians

As we've pointed out many times before, a powerful earthquake hammering California <b>is a geological inevitability.</b> In the coming decades, a magnitude …

Local Economies

The Week in Video Games – May 20, 2018

<b>This week in video games: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 revealed, multiplayer comes to No Man’s Sky, and Halo comes to the arcades. Here’s our roundup of</b> …

Gaming

Grand Theft Auto 4's Open World Is Still Fantastic 10 Years Later

In 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV came at a time when open-world games were a dime a dozen. With the open-world framework set by GTA III, where player agency inside a large and expansive setting is given all the focus, Rockstar Games' big return to the criminal underworld of Liberty City had to overcome …

PC Gaming

A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine

Randall Grahm’s iconoclastic obsession will involve breeding new varietals from scratch and growing them where grapes have never been grown before.<p>Many students have been driven to drink by the effort of understanding Martin Heidegger’s “Being and Time.” Only one, perhaps, has been driven to wine, …

Wine & Spirits

Cut Scenes: GTA: San Andreas vs. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

<b>Cut Scenes is Josh Wise’s regular column on the intersection between films and video games. This week, it’s GTA: San Andreas vs. Terminator 2:</b> …

James Cameron

5 hidden mountain bike rides less than an hour from Petaluma

In spite of its “extreme” reputation, mountain biking can be a quiet, contemplative, therapeutic activity, accessible to riders of all levels.<p>Hidden …

Hiking

Small earthquake strikes just east of Tomales Bay

The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck near Tomales, CA on Friday.<p>The quake hit at 12:59 AM local time at a depth of 5 kilometers.<p>The quake was centered just outside of the town of Tomales, and a few miles inland from Tomales Bay, which is bisected …

Geology

Join the Board of Directors for San Andreas Regional Center

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities?<p>This post was contributed by a community member.<p>Come and …

Disability

Opinion: The ‘Big One’ is a threat even if you don’t live in California

Everyone knows Los Angeles has an earthquake problem. The second-largest U.S. city sits atop 100 geological faults; a big earthquake is an inevitable …

Natural Disasters

Biking along Marin’s old North Pacific Coast Railroad

Image 1of/6<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The North Pacific Coast Railroad, which began running in 1874 between Sausalito and Cazadero in Sonoma County, is long gone, …

Hiking

Sheriff: San Andreas Boy, 3, Drowns In Neighbor’s Pool

SAN ANDREAS (CBS13) – Authorities are investigating after a three-year-old boy drowned in a neighbor’s pool on Wednesday.<p>The Calaveras County …

Swimming Pools

CUA Events: Asheville—5/19; Denver—5/26; Seattle & Puget Sound—6/9! Volcanos Near You?

<b>A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups regularly socialize but also get</b> …

Geology