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Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

Tool: 31 Resources to Learn AI & Deep Learning, From Beginner to Advanced

I. Background<p>I’ve spent the last few weeks learning, well, about deep learning. I’ve parsed through the internet, read a ton, and tried to get a …

Quantum computers are often heralded as the future of smarter searching and lightning fast performance. But their amazing mathematical skills may …

Every Coen brothers movie ranked from best to worst

In their early days, only Joel was listed as a director, but that was because of guild rules that didn't allow multiple directors to take credit for one movie. But both of them were doing the work.<p>Since making their feature directorial debut in 1984 with "Blood Simple," the Coen brothers have …

Orphans of time: Photographer captures the beauty of abandoned buildings - Telegraph

Abandoned Buildings

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in situations where we have to learn a vast quantity of information in a very short period of time.<p>In these instances, almost …

Learning

Mathematicians have found a new scientific way to ruin pizza

Pizza is one of humankind’s most holy institutions. But now some enterprising mathematicians want to ruin it, in the name of equality.<p>Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley, mathematicians at the University of Liverpool, say they’ve developed a new method to cut a pie into perfectly equal (if …

Mathematics

What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity.”<p><i>“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature,”</i> philosopher Martha Nussbaum wrote in her masterful treatise on the intelligence of the motions, <i>“they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

The Simple Cure to Fatigue and Burnout

<i>Believing we have drained our brain is what drains our brain.</i><p>Returning home emotionally exhausted at the end of the day is a common phenomenon in modern life. I'm not referring to the rare medical condition called chronic fatigue syndrome, but rather to the exhaustion many people feel at day's end …

Calculus is not Hard – The Derivative

The Calculus is made up of a few basic principles that anyone can understand. If looked at in the right way, it’s easy to apply these principles to …

Mathematics

9 powerful habits to develop in 2016

Success is also subjective; if one chooses to live within one's means and owes no debts, he or she may consider him- or herself successful, whereas another may see success in the numbers in their bank account.<p>Regardless of the definition, when we think of successful people, what attributes …

The best of the wildlife photography awards 2015 - in pictures

Winning images from national and international wildlife photography competitions of the year

Wildlife

Why the GZA's 'Liquid Swords' Is the Embodiment of the Wu-Tang Brand

It feels cynical when we only talk about albums when it’s their anniversary, but 20 years since its release, the GZA’s <i>Liquid Swords</i> is an album worth …

Bodypainters Beautifully Blend Human Bodies into Nature

Using absolutely no Photoshop, bodypainters Leonie Gen and Joerg Duesterwald worked with photographers Laila Pregizer and Uwe Schmida in seamlessly integrating the human body into natural landscapes. Called <i>Metamorphosis</i>, the project blends naked models into everything from rock formations to curly …

Calendars

The One-Dumbbell Workout For Bigger Arms

This high-volume workout will upsize your arms in under 10 minutes a day<p>Muscles respond to both heavy weights and high volume.<p>When you’re talking about arm muscles, though, there’s only so much weight you can use on biceps curls and triceps extensions without screwing up your form and putting your …

A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

11 70s sci-fi movies better than Star Wars

When the grand history of American cinema is written, the 1970s will be seen as one of the most important decades in the timeline. Filmmakers started …

Vibrant Palette Knife Portraits Radiate Raw Emotions

With bold strokes and vibrant colors, each of Francoise Nielly‘s paintings exude raw emotion. Featured many times here at the Met, Nielly continues to produce portraits rich with vital energy and sensuality. Dabbling in a variety of mediums before settling into painting, Nielly has developed a …

Art

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

9 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills - I am programmer

<b>Solving programming puzzles</b> is a fun way to develop your logical and problem solving abilities. Also, when you’re familiarizing yourself with a new …

The Internet’s Best Reactions To Shia LaBeouf’s Motivational Video

Everyone’s favorite child star (and actual cannibal) Shia LaBeouf is an internet meme again with a green screen and three words: “Just Do It.”<p>The original video was a project by students at Central Saint Martins BA Fine Arts program titled <i>#Introductions</i>. They filmed a series of short segments with …

Top 10 rural noir novels

“Rural noir” is a 21st-century term used to describe a stream of American literature that has been flowing since the 19th century. We’ve had dark, dangerous stories set in the countryside since William Leggett’s 1827 tale The Rifle. Some of the best-known writers associated with the label have …

Books

Top 5 iOS libraries every iOS developer should know about

When it comes to networking, this library makes every developer’s life a whole lot easier. AFNetworking is a light-weight and fast networking library …

iOS Programming

Seven Soviet sci-fi films everyone should see

From Tarkovsky to the ‘godfather of Star Wars’, The Calvert Journal looks back at the finest examples of Soviet futurism<p>Aelita (1924)<p>Dir: Yakov Protazanov<p>Based on Tolstoy’s novel of the same name, Aelita is considered a classic not only of Soviet filmmaking, but of world cinema. It tells the story …

Science Fiction

Becoming Productive in Haskell

April 20, 2015<p>By Matthew Griffith<p>Sometime recently I became proficient enough in Haskell to be productive, and I wanted to capture some of my …

Programming

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Prof. Sussman's Reading List

aurellem <i>☉</i><p>read the blog »<p>Serving as a TA for Professor Sussman will get you three things: great advice, spectacular reading recommendations, and lots …

Elixir - The next big language for the web

In this article I will explain why I think the Elixir language will make a big impact in the world of web development.<p>From obscurity to the default …