Frank Rich: Moving as it may be to repeatedly watch Cronkite’s famous on-camera reactions to J.F.K.’s death and the astronauts’ moon landing, those replays aren’t the story. It’s a given that an…

Frank Rich on Walter Cronkite

35-year-old Liu Bolin, from Shandong, China, manages to camouflage himself in any surroundings, no matter how difficult they might be. Liu works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time, to…

Meet the Real Life Invisible Man

And the beat goes on…. Here’s the latest example of the Obama White House mimicking its predecessor’s reflexive preference for secrecy over openness: the administration has turned down a request…

Yet More Obama Secrecy: Won't Release Info On Visits From Health-Care Execs

Cryptography has zero-knowledge proofs, where Alice can prove to Bob that she knows something without revealing it to Bob. Here’s something similar from the real world. It’s a research project to…

Verifiable Dismantling of Nuclear Bombs

Earlier today, the moon passed directly in front of the sun, causing a total solar eclipse that crossed nearly half the Earth – through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. Today’s was the…

The longest solar eclipse of the century

And the beat goes on…. Here’s the latest example of the Obama White House mimicking its predecessor’s reflexive preference for secrecy over openness: the administration has turned down a request…

Yet More Obama Secrecy: Won't Release Info On Visits From Health-Care Execs

Shared by V This seriously dampens any enthusiasm for the new season. Svippy writes “According to reports surfacing on the Internet, Futurama may be recast. The animated series is due to return…

Futurama Voices Could Be Recast