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The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

University of California

How to Find and Delete Your Google Maps History

You may think you’ve turned Google’s location tracking history off, but according to a new Associated Press report released today, you might be wrong.<p>…

Maps

10 Things Full-time Travelers Never Fly Without

Short flights along the coastline or country-hopping through Europe are easy enough to prepare for, but when you’re tangoing through multiple time …

Travel

16 Physics Jokes Every Science Lover Will Appreciate

We’re not just fission for laughs here.<p>Q: Why does a burger have less energy than a steak?<p>A: Because it’s in its ground state.<p>Einstein developed a …

Physics

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

How to Copy Your Windows Installation to an SSD

If you’re looking to upgrade your computer to a solid-state drive but don’t want to start everything back up from scratch, here’s how to transfer …

Linux

A Brief History Of Business School Thinking About Careers -- And Why That Matters To You

Business school thinking about careers has shifted several times over the past 50 years, creating confusion for managers and discord among professors. A wide range of ideas have been released into the world of practice, and it can help you to know what’s been going on. The ideas can be organized …

Human Resources

Pizza Physics: Why Brick Ovens Bake The Perfect Italian-Style Pie

The ideal Italian pizza, be it Neapolitan or Roman, has a crisp crust flecked with dark spots — marks left by a blazing hot oven. The dough is fluffy, moist and stretchy, and the toppings are piping hot. A pizzeria's brick oven pops these out to perfection, but intrepid home cooks attempting to …

New York Style

The Five Basic Sauces of French Cooking

Knowing the five basic “mother sauces” is as helpful to the food lover as it is to the chef. Understanding these sauces will help you read menus, …

These Dog Collars Are Everything Your Pup Needs Right Now

These dog collars are hilarious, relatable, and very snarky<p>You can buy the standard dog collar for your pup, and keep living life on the straight and …

After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff's Department

For decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has struggled to combat secretive cliques of deputies who bonded over aggressive, often violent police work and branded themselves with matching tattoos.<p>A federal judge called out the problem nearly 30 years ago, accusing deputies of running …

Corruption

What Was It Like When The Big Bang First Began?

Looking out at our Universe today, we not only see a huge variety of stars and galaxies both nearby and far away, we also see a curious relationship: the farther away a distant galaxy is, the faster it appears to move away from us. In cosmic terms, the Universe is expanding, with all the galaxies …

Dark Matter

How to Set Up and Use a Network Drive

Running out of room on your computer? You can turn any external hard drive into a network drive to access your files, even when the computer is …

Windows 10

Canadian No-Bake Cheesecake Bars

Celebrate Canada Day by proudly showcasing our beautiful maple leaf on top of these creamy no-bake cheesecake bars. The addition of a red graham …

Scientists develop thermal camouflage that can fool infrared cameras

Scientists have developed a thin, lightweight and flexible film that can outfox infrared cameras, allowing hot bodies to appear cool and cold items to appear warm. The invention can also help camouflage an object by making it appear the same temperature as its background.<p>The design was inspired by …

Nanotech

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

The 57 best one-hit wonders of all time

1/<p>"Rockin Robin" by Bobby Day (1958)<p>You might know "Rockin' Robin" best as a kid's song that has an accompanying hand game, or as the 1972 version …

Music

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 Professions Where You Will Find More Psychopaths

Psychopaths are known to thrive in chaotic environments.<p>Psychopaths are difficult to spot most of the time. They're not the "Jack the Ripper" caricatures you see in films or read about in books. Often, psychopaths appear normal, which makes them hard to identify.<p>In the Diagnostic and Statistical …

How to save your home WiFi from weak signals and evil hackers

Everybody seems to love Wi-Fi. So do I. After all, who doesn’t want to have seamless internet access, across different devices, while roaming around their house? But this apparent ease of installation and usefulness can make your Wi-Fi network slow and vulnerable to attacks. To help you out, here’s …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

A stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging in dogs, and humans could be next - MIT Technology Review

The world’s most influential synthetic biologist is behind a new company that plans to rejuvenate dogs using gene therapy. If it works, he plans to …

Pets

This College Dropout Made Almost $1 Billion Betting on Horses. Now He's Finally Telling How He Did It

Beating the odds was so easy that when he won $13 million on a single horse race once, he never bothered to cash the ticket.<p>Does gambling on horse racing seem like a good career path? For a college dropout from Pittsburgh who spent years figuring out how to increase the odds, it became amazingly …

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Immune System

Amazon is now selling home security services, including installations and no monthly fees

Amazon’s made a slew of acquisitions in the area of smart home services, and now it’s offering a product that brings them together under one roof — your roof.<p>Amazon has quietly launched a portal offering home security services — which include all the equipment you would need and in-person visits …

Smart Homes

‘Schindler’s List’: Steven Spielberg Relied on Robin Williams to Survive Filming, Hated Working on ‘Jurassic Park’ At the Same Time

Reunited with his cast during a 25th anniversary celebration at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Spielberg also spoke about battling antisemitism on …

Steven Spielberg

Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance …

Pets