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CRISPR, 5 Ways

CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is the basis for a revolutionary genome-editing technology that allows researchers to make very precise modifications to DNA.<p>The implications are enormous — not only for the treatment of disease, but also for …

Genetics

Here's the Full Transcript of Obama's Farewell Address

The president delivered his remarks in Chicago on Tuesday night.<p>President Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, less than two weeks before he leaves office. Chicago is the president's hometown, where he cut his teeth first as a community organizer and later as a college …

Universal basic income is the operating system of a post-industrial state

There are very few policy ideas that attract support from all sides of the political spectrum these days. Universal basic income is one of them.<p>The idea of replacing existing welfare systems by giving everyone unconditional cash payments—regardless of income, work status, or anything else—is …

Universal Basic Income

The Science Behind Why You Should Keep Reading Print Books

Every time we move, my husband and I have the same argument. “Do we have to take ALL of these books?” (The answer is always a dirty scowl and a “YES!”)<p>I have a ton of physical books that I insist on carting from house to house, state to state. It drives him crazy. Boxes of heavy books are not …

Building an Algorithm

Here is the tear-sheet.<p>View Notebook<p>Thomas Wiecki shared this notebook<p>Disclaimer<p>The material on this website is provided for informational purposes …

Machine Learning

3 Gifts Ideas that will make your kid smarter than you

Looking for gifts to make your kid smarter? When I was 7 I’m pretty sure I was playing dolls and dress up and games of pretend Star Wars. I’m not …

Siblings

The Cold Cure: What Freezing Water and Extreme Altitude Can Do For Our Health

<b>At first it is only a dark purple absence</b> of stars in a pinpricked sky. Soon dawn sets the glacier ablaze like a beacon. Kilimanjaro. Africa's …

Viruses Have Evolved to Be More Deadly For Men Than Women, Study Suggests

Keeping women alive to further the spread.<p>One of the most persistent mysteries in medical science is why certain infections appear to cause more …

U.S. could copy Canada's infrastructure model: Caisse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump could set up an entity similar to Canada’s infrastructure bank to help fund his plans to spend $1 trillion on roads and bridges, one of the world’s biggest infrastructure investors said.<p>Michael Sabia, chief executive officer of the Caisse …

Canada

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An Interactive Tutorial on Numerical Optimization

Numerical Optimization is one of the central techniques in Machine Learning. For many problems it is hard to figure out the best solution directly, …

Machine Learning

Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Theory of Connectivity<p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

Weapons of math destruction? The problem with algorithms

Increasingly, the decisions impacting our lives are driven by data and made by algorithms. But do they really make fairer and better decisions? …

25+ websites to find datasets for data science projects

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Data Science

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language

All right, don’t panic, but <i>computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now</i>. Well, that’s kind of an oversimplification, and the last part is just plain untrue. But there <i>is</i> a fascinating and existentially challenging development that Google’s AI …

Language

New DDoS attack method called BlackNurse lets hackers take down firewalls and servers from a single laptop

Security researchers have discovered a new attack technique that requires less effort to launch large-scale attacks.<p>A new DDoS attack method called …

Computer System Security Under Threat From Artificial Intelligence

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have brought, and will continue to bring, benefits to many, but just like with email, the internet and …

The Future of Extremism: Artificial Intelligence and Synthetic Biology Will Transform Terrorism

by Bertalan Mesko November 14, 2016 Op-Ed<p>There weren’t many people who had heard of bioterrorism before 9/11. But shortly after the September 11th …

Top 20 Artificial Intelligence Books & Whitepapers to Read

Artificial intelligence is literally taking over how products are made, how some jobs are done, and how some lives are lived. It’s important that we …

6 Incredible Ways Businesses are Using Artificial Intelligence Today

In science fiction, Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are often bent on overthrowing human civilization, or they are benevolent caretakers of our …

How a researcher used big data to beat her own ovarian cancer

By Meeri Kim<p>Academic scientists devote their lives to research, often toiling away on problems that few people outside their discipline fully understand. Perhaps some are driven by pure curiosity or competition, while others have a personal interest in the topic at hand.<p>For Shirley Pepke, a …

Green Coffee

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Body Fat

NASA’s impossible space engine, the EMdrive, passes peer review

But that doesn’t mean it actually works as advertised.<p><i>“All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a</i> …

Big coastal cities sink faster than seas rise

While the threat of rising seas is well established, a phenomenon that is, in a sense, its opposite receives far fewer headlines: large coastal …

Sea Level

SWIFT Discloses More Cyber Thefts

(Reuters) – SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply …

Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow

<i>Summary: Researchers report a significant decrease in cerebral blood flow after physically fit older adults stop exercising for a short period of</i> …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Apple zero-days mark a new era of mobile hacking

Apple’s head of security engineering and architecture, Ivan Krstic, told a rapt audience at the Black Hat security conference earlier this month that his notoriously secretive company was ready to open up its vulnerability reporting process to researchers.<p>Krstic announced that Apple was launching a …

Security