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Introduction to Time Series Forecasting With Python

Thanks for your interest.<p>Sorry, I do not support third-party resellers for my books (e.g. reselling in other bookstores).<p>My books are self-published …

Machine Learning

Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi Zero: Which should you get for your Kodi box?

Terrible puns aside it's a legitimate question. We've established before that the Raspberry Pi Zero makes a fine Kodi box, albeit sacrificing …

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, extensive DNA study confirms

The first extensive study of Indigenous Australians' DNA dates their origin to more than 50,000 years ago, backing the claim that they are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth.<p>Scientists used the genetic traces of the mysterious early humans that are left in the DNA of modern …

Anthropology

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Music

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

Will Oculus explode or flop like Google Glass?

The virtual reality display manufacturer Oculus made news in July when it was announced that the company, owned by Facebook, had acquired the 3D gesture and tracking startup Pebbles Interfaces for a whopping $60 million. This buyout is one of the latest in a series of companies working in the field …

Virtual Reality

The 10 best ruins in Britain

<b>St Peter’s seminary, Cardross, near Glasgow</b><p>Concrete makes good ruins, especially when formed by the robust Glaswegian imaginations of the late architects Isi Metzstein and Andy MacMillan, and when pounded over the years by northwestern coastal weather. And subjected to attrition by graffiti and …

Henry Viii

Follow these 6 steps to make sure your system stays secure

In today’s world of cyberattacks and security breaches, it’s more important than ever for companies to actively take steps to protect their customer data and ensure customers can communicate with them in a secure way. Robust host and network level security is not easy to provide, and it’s even more …

Information Systems

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance.<p>A …

Psychology

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

What's The Purpose Of The Umami Taste? We May Finally Have An Answer

<i>I’m the author of the new book</i> Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat<i>, which explores the science of taste, culinary history, and the future of food. There’s a lot written about the food system, but a great deal less about the inner workings of taste and flavor (the merging of taste, smells and</i> …

Holistic Medicine

Is 'brain fingerprinting' a breakthrough or a sham?

In 1999, a woodcutter named James B. Grinder confessed to a 15-year-old murder, the death of a 25-year-old woman named Julie Helton. A short time later, he recanted, contradicting himself over and over. His blood had been taken and compared against the crime scene samples — but with such an old …

6 Ways to Keep Terrorists From Ruining the World

I have a question, and this is mainly for those of you old enough to vividly remember the 9/11 attacks. Let's say the Navy SEALs had found and shot …

Italian senate vice president says kidnapped aid workers had sex with their captors

Maurizio Gasparri's comments about Vanessa Marzullo and Greta Ramelli, held hostage for six months by Islamic extremists in Syria, provoke anger<p>The vice president of the <b>Italian</b> senate has become embroiled in a row after he suggested that two aid workers kidnapped in <b>Syria</b> had sex with their …

Charlie Hebdo killers 'traumatised by mother's suicide'

Kouachi brothers suffered trauma of mother's suicide and a childhood "without love", says volunteer social worker<p>Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, the Islamists behind the Charlie Hebdo killings, were traumatised by finding their mother's body at their home after she committed suicide when they were 12 and …

Sociology

Five-year-old misses friend's birthday party and gets invoice for £15.95

The parents of a five-year-old schoolboy have been invoiced for failing to attend a school friend’s birthday party and have been threatened with legal action if they do not pay.<p>Derek Nash and Tanya Walsh found a brown envelope with a £15.95 “no show fee” left in their son Alex’s schoolbag last …

Siblings

Asteroid 2004 BL86 set for close encounter with Earth in January

An asteroid a third of a mile across will pass close by Earth on 26 January.<p>Codenamed 2004 BL86, the asteroid is expected to reach a point about 745,000 miles from our planet, or three times the distance to the moon.<p>Although easily far enough away to be safe, the fly-by counts as a narrow encounter …

Astronomy

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

Smartwatches

'It's evil!' Kids react to Teddy Ruxpin the talking bear

Watch the next generation of kids get creeped out and be entertained by the chatterbox bear, in this latest "Kids React" video from The Fine Brothers. Prepare to feel ancient.<p>Believe it or not, there was a time where speaking robotic toys weren't commonplace. In the '80s, a certain singing, …

Kids

Here's what we want to see from Windows 10 on Wednesday

Microsoft's upcoming event should fill in a lot of blanks on its upcoming new software.<p>Microsoft's Windows 10 event on Wednesday should give us a chance to see what the company has planned for its future operating system. And while Windows 10 isn't expected until later this year, it'll mean we have …

Windows Phone

Jennifer Lawrence set to take plunge on The Dive with Hunger Games director

Actor in talks to reunite with Francis Lawrence on James Cameron’s romantic drama about two real-life freedivers<p>Jennifer Lawrence is most bankable star of 2014 J-Law is like JC: Donald Sutherland compares Jennifer Lawrence to Jesus<p>Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to reunite with her regular Hunger …

James Cameron

China to start 'toilet revolution'

Chinese toilets are widely considered to be the pits. In many cases, they actually are a row of pits, separated by nothing but low walls – no cubicles, no doors, no privacy.<p>Going to a public toilet in China, especially one located at the side of a motorway, essentially means squatting above a …