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Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Can I get into development without a computer science degree?

In this Ask A Dev, Web dev Logan Thompson reassures all non-computer science majors that with a little hard work and self-discipline, they too can …

Quipper Is a Language To Program the Nearing Quantum Computing Future

We're circled back to the beginning of computing, which means creating everything again. NBD.<p>We like to talk about <i>universality</i> and <i>portability</i> in computer science. Alan Turing gave us his Turing Machine and, with it, the concept of Turing completeness. A complete programming language is capable of …

Reviews for Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python from edX

This is an excellent course that will teach you some Python, but more importantly will teach you algorithmic thinking and how to break down large …

5 Techniques To Understand Machine Learning Algorithms Without the Background in Mathematics

Where does theory fit into a top-down approach to studying machine learning?In the traditional approach to teaching machine learning, theory comes …

Machine Learning

Why the world's top computing experts are worrying about your data

It would be difficult to come up with a better illustration of the profound effect data can have on people's lives than the Ashley Madison hack, which has not only sparked numerous lawsuits but also been associated with several suicides.On Tuesday, many of the world's experts in computer science …

Sentencing Guidelines

Principals at Poor Schools Grossly Underestimate the Demand for Computer Science

Google commissioned Gallup to find out what parents, students, and school officials thought about computer science education.<p>The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that computer science related occupations will grow 18 percent by 2020, creating over 1 million job openings. It's a field with …

Leaner Fourier transforms: Algorithm separates signals into their individual frequencies using minimal number of samples

In a paper to be presented at the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms in January, Indyk, postdoc Michael Kapralov, and former student Eric …

How to Become Skilled at Learning Programming Languages

1<p><b>Know something about data structures and algorithms.</b> All the programming languages in the world won't do you much good if you don't know about …

MIT unveils world's first 'crash proof' computer

The first computer 'mathematically guaranteed' not to lose any data has been unveiled by researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial …

InformationWeek, serving the information needs of the Business Technology Community

Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer, 6/11/2018<p>Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 6/18/2018<p>Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary, 6/19/2018<p>…

7 things you didn’t know about JavaScript

<i>A few things I’d like to share about JavaScript.</i><p>The WebAPI<p>JavaScript isn’t the same buggy language it was 10 years ago. One proof of this is the …

Obi reveals its first two low-cost smartphones from former Apple CEO John Sculley

Sculley’s latest venture is Obi Worldphone, a new mobile device manufacturer attempting to take advantage of the billion people expected to upgrade over the next three years from low-end "starter" smartphones to more full-featured models. Obi released five smartphones made with off-the-shelf parts …

Women at all levels of UK companies are paid less than men

It’s old hat now that women are paid less than men, even if they’re at the very top of their industry. The latest confirmation comes from data in the UK showing that women in senior management or at director level in the country earn 11% less than their male counterparts, and are awarded with …

Women's News

Ten top languages for crunching Big Data

Global sea levels have risen 8cm since 1992, Nasa research shows

Scientists say warming waters and melting ice were to blame for levels rising faster than 50 years ago and ‘it’s very likely to get worse’<p>Sea levels worldwide have risen an average of nearly eight centimetres (three inches) since 1992 because of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of Nasa …

Global Warming

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for …

Tech Q&A: Windows 10 scam, the new Verizon plan, Facebook app and more

<b>Dangerous Windows 10 scam</b><p><b>Q.</b> I was going to wait a while to upgrade my computer to Windows 10, but I just got an email from update @ microsoft.com with the upgrade attached. Should I just go ahead and install it now or keep waiting?<p><b>A.</b> Stop right there! The email you got is a dangerous scam that's …

You probably don't want to work for Amazon

'Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.'<p>Amazon is known for its cutthroat efficiency and harsh tactics; it's what makes it possible to get a pack of toilet paper delivered to your door in less than 24 hours. But CEO Jeff Bezos' love of precision and data goes far beyond …

How dangerous is public Wi-Fi? We ask an expert

How often have you been stuck in an airport, or on a train, and decided to take advantage of the public Wi-Fi network? Do you choose restaurants or …

The 50 best computer science and engineering schools in the US

To determine which schools offer the best undergraduate programs, we surveyed over 400 Business Insider readers about which degrees they deem most valuable.<p>Survey participants rated the schools on a scale from 1 (not valuable) to 5 (extremely valuable). We then took the percentage of people who …

College & University

Exposing Companies That Pay Women Less Than Men

How the British government is addressing a global problem<p>It’s often considered gauche to ask people about their salaries, but the British government is planning to do just that. In a bid to combat the gender pay gap, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday that his government will …

Employment

iTunes 12.2: New version a missed opportunity for Apple Music

Apple released a new version 12.2 of iTunes for OS X and Windows this week as part of the launch of its Apple Music service. The initial reactions from users are anything but positive. But aside from obvious bugs, there's a bigger problem: iTunes needed a revamp, not more features. By simply adding …

Saab's advanced stealth submarine is 'effectively invisible'

Saab has unveiled a very cool and slightly terrifying advanced stealth submarine with a "GHOST mode", which allows it to remain "effectively …