Aleksandar Stanic

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Twitter Data Scientist Takes on McDonald's Entire Menu, Survives - MIT Technology Review

Edwin Chen is a data scientist at Twitter who is into sharing the arcane secrets of his dark art, which is a good thing considering that it’s …

Data Science

Bernie Sanders Is a Public Menace

Senator Bernie Sanders is a decent human being and a passionate politician. He is also a grave threat to the Democratic Party. Because the Democratic …

There Are Just Too Many Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in February

Keeping up with all the amazing science fiction and fantasy books this month may actually be a full-time job. Alastair Reynolds, Patricia McKillip, …

Physicists Must Accept That Some Things Are Unknowable

One of the ultimate questions about our Universe is the question of where all of this came from. When we discovered that the grand spirals in the sky were actually galaxies not so different from our Milky Way all unto themselves, it paved the way for us to truly — for the first time — understand …

Universe

Western diets damage gut microbiota over generations, in ways hard to reverse

It may take more than a tub of yogurt to reverse the effects that a high-fat, low-fiber diet have wrought in the bellies of men and women in the industrialized world, says new research.<p>Indeed, the depletion of gut microbes that comes with diets deficient in fiber extend well beyond the lives of …

Biology

The Guardian view on the geopolitics of falling oil prices

Some rue the get-rich-quick allure of oil in emerging nations. Whatever happens, the geopolitical consequences of falling prices are myriad and unpredictable<p>In the geopolitics of oil production, predictions are always risky. However important it may be, the price of crude is never the single factor …

Geopolitics

White House heaps praise on Haley after SOTU response

South Carolina Gov. Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyOvernight Defense: North Korea warns it could pull out of Trump summit | Warner backs Haspel, …

Donald Trump

Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute

A futuristic gene-editing technology holds almost fantastical promise to turn biologists' wildest dreams into reality. The technology called CRISPR could one day be used to delete the HIV virus from patients' cells, create a limitless supply of organs for transplant and produce better crops. …

Genetics