Derek Stuhmer

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A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.02.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>As he was brushing his teeth …

Mathematics

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

Daylight saving time began Sunday: 7 things to know about “springing forward”

Why do we need to “save” daylight hours in the summer?<p>At 2 am on Sunday, March 11, daylight saving time began. We set our clocks forward one hour, and the change has pushed sunsets later into the evening hours and sunrises later into the morning hours. The cost is that “springing forward” …

Time Management

How Anna Nicole Smith Became America's Punchline

From her first Playboy appearance in 1992 to her death in 2007, Anna Nicole Smith’s story was about a beautiful girl lifted up from the dust, and then about a beautiful woman destroyed.<p><b>How does a</b> <b>woman turn</b> from a mortal to an icon overnight? Think of Pamela Anderson, in a tight Labatt Blue shirt, …

Here’s the Best Way to Sharpen Your Images: Use This Free Photoshop Action Download (VIDEO)

Sharpening your photographs can be a dicey proposition: We all want crisp images, but if you’re not careful when using Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask tool …

The Most Unusual Hotel Rooms in the World

We've covered some pretty over-the-top hotels in our time, and we've learned that space pod suites in the middle of a vineyard and floating hotel rooms in Dubai can be just as luxurious and beautiful as a traditional hotel. When you want an experience beyond cable TV and a warm shower, head to one …

Mexico City

The Untold Story Of How Bicycle Design Led To The Invention Of The Airplane

Many aviation pioneers–including the Wright Brothers–were also dedicated cyclists. Here’s what they learned from bike design.<p>In the early 20th century, many in the scientific establishment insisted that a true flying machine was physically impossible. Nevertheless, cyclists could already “fly” at …

Acquainted

The Best Printers, Ink, and Paper for Photographers

Cover photo by Meesri Apichart<p>Eric Stowell is responsible for content and merchandising for LD Products where he researches and writes about the …

Framing

3 Ways To Remove Backgrounds In Photoshop

Being able to remove a background in Photoshop is an important skill for all photographers to learn. Even if you don’t regularly create composites or …

Tutorials

Here’s a Trick for Removing Noise in Photoshop While Keeping Details

Want to remove noise in a high ISO photo while preserving the details and textures in your shot? Here’s a simple photography and Photoshop technique …

Need More than 24 Hours? 7 Secrets to Finding More Time in a Day

Coping with the pressures of work and home life can be difficult. Everyone wants more time in the day. Here are 7 secrets that can help you find that extra amount.<p>Sometimes it can be hard to believe that everyone has the same amount of time in each day. How fast you work does play into …

Productivity

The Math Revolution

The number of American teens who excel at advanced math has surged. Why?<p>On a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and …

Education

Penn and Teller Are Revealing How Their Magic Tricks Are Done—and It’s O.K.

Why Penn and Teller’s Fool Us advances the magic art form better than any TV show in memory.<p>As one of the few humans on Earth who un-ironically calls himself a “TV magic obsessive,” let me tell you, there’s never been a magic show on television like <i>Penn & Teller: Fool Us.</i><p>I approach the show from …

Las Vegas

10 Oktoberfests to Visit If You Can't Make it To Munich

As throngs of thirsty folk head to the halls for Oktoberfest 2015, we round up our favorite Oktoberfests around the country.<p><i>This post originally appeared in 2014 and has been updated.</i><p>Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, Texas<p>Texas has strong ties to Germany—Texas German, a dialect, is still used amongst …

The Terrible Teens

What’s wrong with them?<p>C57BL/6J mice are black, with pink ears and long pink tails. Inbred for the purposes of experimentation, they exhibit a number of infelicitous traits, including a susceptibility to obesity, a taste for morphine, and a tendency to nibble off their cage mates’ hair. They’re …

Teens

Where Does The Glass For The New Supertall Skyscrapers Come From?

Hint: it involves nanotechnology<p>We don’t think much about glass; by its nature, it’s meant to be seen through, not seen. And yet the high-tech, high-strength glazing that covers today’s supertall buildings – skyscrapers over 1,200 feet, like One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai – …

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

Windows 10

Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 1

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>June 25, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT<p>Above video by Sinelab<p><b>A cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees and terrified corporate America.</b> …

Kim Jong-un

10 of the Best Farmers Market Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

Now that it’s the end of June, we’re finding ourselves at the sunny pole farthest from the dead-of-winter farmers market. It is prime market season and we’re giddy. Favas! Bristly-fuzzy peaches! Tomatoes! Real tomatoes!<p>With so much produce to choose from, we’re turning to some of the people who …

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

Language

The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII

In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.<p>Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …

Joseph Stalin

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' play tickets go on sale this autumn

The final <i>Harry Potter</i> novel came out eight years ago but the Boy Who Lived lives on, with news that a new play starring the young wizard will be …

Are We on the Verge of a Nuclear Breakdown?

Air Force officers at America's nuke sites work 24-hour-shifts in antique underground capsules launching fake attacks straight out of 'Strangelove' — …

Jon Stewart on Charleston murders: No jokes on Thursday's edition of The Daily Show

Jon Stewart began Thursday night’s edition of <i>The Daily Show</i> with an emotional, joke-free commentary about racism and gun violence in America …

12 Cheap Smoker Hacks for Your Summer Cookouts

For penny pinchers, apartment dwellers and, well, everyone else, smoking food at home is now within reach more than ever before. With hacks to transform even gas grills into wood-fire-infusing devices, inexpensive oven <i>and</i> stovetop solutions, plus handheld toys that can manage to smoke ice <i>without</i> …

Cooking

America's Most Stunning Waterfalls

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Mighty and majestic, waterfalls are one of nature's most incredible and dramatic features. Though they can easily be found in many locations across the country, the most awe-inspiring waterfalls have become destinations in their own right. From a surging water wall to an indoor …

United States

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

See how The Simpsons (kind of) predicted Harry Shearer's exit

Well, “<i>The Simpsons</i> did it!” proves true yet again—even when it comes to the show predicting what would happen to its future self.<p>That’s right: <i>The</i> …

'Star Wars' villains do their part for pets (pictures)

Darth Vader