Alon Ben-Ari

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You Can Make Honey Sesame Chicken in Your Instant Pot — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …


The Coddling of the American Mind ‘Is Speeding Up’

A conversation with Greg Lukianoff, the co-author of a 2015 Atlantic cover story and new book of the same name, about campus free speech in a tumultuous time<p>Greg Lukianoff was preoccupied with political polarization—not just the divisiveness he observed, but the fallout—and specifically the effects …

Higher Education

Has political correctness gone too far?

<i>This essay is the winner of</i> The Economist<i>’s Open Future essay competition in the category of Open Society, responding to the question: “Has political</i> …

Political Correctness

Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom

The main challenge liberalism faces today comes not from fascism or communism but from the laboratories<p>If governments succeed in hacking the human animal, the easiest people to manipulate will be those who believe in free will<p>If we understood that our desires are not the outcome of free choice, we …


America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>James Madison traveledto Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He …

James Madison

Google launches new search engine to help scientists find the datasets they need

Dataset Search could be a scientist’s best friend<p>Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web. Now, it wants to do the same for the scientific community with a new search engine for datasets.<p>The service, called Dataset Search, …

Google Scholar

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.<p>I. The Growing Fear of Irrelevance<p>There is nothing inevitable about democracy. For all …

Artificial Intelligence

Principles & Practice of Data Visualization

10 New Specializations and Courses in Cutting-Edge Topics

Here’s a roundup of new Specializations and courses on Coursera, brought to you by top universities and leading companies from all over the world. …

Video: How to run R and Python in SQL Server from a Jupyter notebook

(This article was first published on <b> Revolutions</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Did you know that you can run R and Python code within a SQL …

Francesco Bailo

How to (quickly) enrich a map with natural and anthropic details<p>In this post I show how to enrich a ggplot map with data obtained from the Open …

County-to-County Migration Flows

The American Community Survey (ACS) and the Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS) ask respondents age 1 year and over whether they lived in the same …

Puerto Rico


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Average One-Way Commuting Time by Metropolitan Areas


Commuting Times, Median Rents and Language other than English Use

The nation experienced an increase in commuting time, median gross rent and a rise in English proficiency among those who spoke another language.


Implementing Machine Learning Using Python and Scikit-learn

In my previous article ("Getting Started with Machine Learning Using Microsoft Azure ML Studio",, I explained …

Machine Learning

JS By Example: 8 Distinct Uses Of JavaScript Array Slice

The JavaScript array slice method is one of the most powerful and commonly used built-ins in the JavaScript language.<p>And with the rise of React and …


This 10-Minute Creamy Garlic Shrimp Is a Dinner Winner — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

How To: Hide Sensitive Files in Encrypted Containers on Your Linux System

As penetration testers, we sometimes need to securely store customer data for prolonged periods. Bruteforce-resistant, vault-like containers can be …


Data visualisation, from 1987 to today

<i>Looking back over 30 years of making charts and maps for The Economist</i><p>If you attend a conference about data visualisation in 2018 you will probably …

Data Visualization

Tutors for Friends: How to Deploy a Node.js Website on Zeit ▲now

<i>Tutors for Friends is a series of tailored tutorials that I have made for my friends, publicly for everyone to read and save</i> 😄<p>Quoted from their …


Pork Roast with the World's Best Rub Recipe

"A pork loin is marinated with a nice rub flavored with thyme and three chiles. The dry rub penetrates all the way through and bakes into a sticky, …


11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to …


A Complete Beginner's Guide to React

I want to get back into writing more code-heavy content, and React is one of my favorite technologies, so I thought I would create a React intro! …


This eco-friendly prefab home was built in just 28 days

São Paulo-based engineering and construction company SysHaus and Brazilian architecture firm Studio Arthur Casas have designed and installed the …


Resources for Front-end Beginners

If you're a beginner taking your first step into a coding course or just want a list of videos, cheatsheets, and resources to refer back to, these …


Google releases open source reinforcement learning framework for training AI models

Reinforcement learning — an artificial intelligence (AI) technique that uses rewards (or punishments) to drive agents in the direction of specific goals — trained the systems that defeated Alpha Go world champions and mastered Valve’s Dota 2. And it’s a core part of Google subsidiary DeepMind’s …

Machine Learning

Web Design & UI/UX: National Geographic World Changing Intuitive Site

We are taking a look at this web design project by Dops Digital, a studio based in Lviv, Ukraine. Their latest project is about either a concept or …

Web Design

Why is a Java guy so excited about Node.js and JavaScript?

Shouldn’t someone who worked 10+ years in the Java SE team at Sun Microsystems bleed Java bytecodes and be instantiating abstract interfaces until …


Work–Life Balance, Burnout, and the Electronic Health Record

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