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Probability Distributions in Statistical Analysis of Big Data

<b>Binomial distribution:</b> You would use the binomial distribution to analyze variables that can assume only one of two values. For example, you could …

Facebook moves towards \'summoning the demon\' through artificial intelligence

Last year, well known tech entrepreneur Elon Musk told his colleagues in the technology industry to rein in efforts towards developing artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Doing Darwin In The Field And On The Air

Recently I had a chance to interview Alice Roberts, British anatomist, author, and television producer, whose book The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us was my pick last December for best science book of the year.<p>The book is being released by Heron Books in the U.S. …

Batman's Morality Is Destroying Actual Morality

My wife and I are in the process of catching up on CW’s <i>Arrow</i>, the DC Comics-produced reboot of the famed Green Arrow character. It’s a great fun: …

Comic Books

This Missile is Becoming The Weapon Of Choice For China's Navy When It Confronts The U.S. Navy

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The Case of Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound will probably die at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the mentally ill in Washington. Arraigned for treason, but never brought to trial, …

Literature

What Desert Flowers Tell Us About Astronomy

The Atacama desert is often compared to the surface of Mars. It’s barren landscape is eerily similar to the alien world, and as one of the driest regions on the planet it has very little in the way of plant life. When I visited the region this past June, the comparison was obvious. But this past …

Astronomy

The military-industrial-propaganda complex: The neo-con think tanks that drive policy and send us to war

Well-funded think tanks push corporate agendas through media “experts” and sustain the neo-conservative apparatus<p>America’s first think tanks developed in the early 1900s and grew out of a desire to improve government and to help government think, according to McGann. The first kind of think tank …

What Happened Before the Big Bang?

Source: BBC 2015 The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent …

Eric Schmidt: Potential Android and Chrome OS merger rooted in software advancement

The executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, admits there is some merit to the rumour of its mobile and laptop software merging, and talks up the company's presence in China.<p>BEIJING -- The distinctions between Google's Android and Chrome OS software will eventually become less …

How Many Medieval Saints Are There?

<i>Even a quick glance at medieval history will reveal that there are A LOT of saints from the Middle Ages. How many are there? The short answer is that</i> …

Theology

World's biggest floating wind farm is coming to Scotland

Just days after Danish energy provider Dong announced it had signed off plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm comes news of another milestone in the UK's push for renewable energy. The Scottish Government has confirmed it has given consent to another Scandinavian company, Norway's …

Hydroelectric Power

Have We Finally Defined 'Manliness'?

<i>Manliness</i> finally has a modern definition. A meaning we can all measures ourselves by thanks to an academic description pulled from the chronicles of decades of Hollywood parody.<p>Somewhere, up there, maybe James Dean is applauding.<p>It was Dean’s most-memorable role in the 1955 classic “Rebel Without …

Doctors Sent Her Away Despite Her Lower Back Pain. When She Finally Gets a CT Scan They See It.

Model Elly Mayday knew something was wrong. For two years she suffered from unbearable pain in her abdomen and lower back. But every time she would …

Research reveals footballers are still heading for serious trouble

I am staring at images of human brains. Damaged human brains. One, in particular, fascinates me. It looks similar to a textbook MRI scan of a concussed brain, yet the injuries it shows were not caused by the sort of collision – eight-ounce glove on exposed jaw, rutting head on rutting head – that …

The Brain

The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

Art World<p>Featuring a Klimt homage, a Fabergé egg, and Ai Weiwei vs. Lego.<p>,<p>Detail of Inge Prader’s recreation of Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze …

Steven Spielberg Can't Wait to Work With Harrison Ford Again on INDIANA JONES 5

These United States reviewed: History of America by Glenda Gilmore and Thomas Sugrue.

Not too long ago, you could write a general history of the United States in the previous century as a story of ever-increasing wealth, power, and …

Peaks of Enchantment

Cat People Have Some Distinct Personality Traits, Research Says

😻😻😻😻😻😻<p>Cats are unpredictable, but that's not entirely true of cat owners. So-called "cat people" tend to share a lot of the same personality traits, as studies have proven having a cat at home can say a lot about a person's character, health and dating life.<p>For example, Newsy reports in the …

Bugs collected on rooftop for 18 years reveal climate change effects

A volunteer registration of insects for 18 consecutive years on the Copenhagen roof of the Natural History Museum of Denmark has revealed local …

Ecology

Massive crack appears near Yellowstone park

Daniel Martins<b><br>Digital Reporter</b><p>Saturday, October 31, 2015, 2:46 PM - Given the ongoing public fear that the volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park …

12 Berserk Facts About the Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen are the most important chess pieces in history. Ever since the ivory pieces were discovered sometime before 1831 on the Isle of …

China to finish final design of Qinhuangdao super-giant particle collider in 2016

China has recently finished the conceptual design of a humongous particle collider, which is likely to be the biggest and most powerful when built. …

Physics

No, the Kids Aren’t Reading the Classics and Why Would They

<b>Writer Jason Sanford kicked a small hornet’s nest earlier today</b> when he discussed “the fossilization of science fiction,” as he called it, and noted …

Understanding Bayes: Evidence vs. Conclusions

In this installment of <i>Understanding Bayes</i> I want to discuss the nature of Bayesian evidence and conclusions. In a previous post I focused on Bayes …

Data Science

Speaker Ryan Has Three Goals: Destroy Social Security, Medicare And The USPS

Paul Ryan (FLIKR CC Starley Shelton)<p>Koch Brothers darling Multi Millionaire Congressman Paul Ryan is leaping back on to the national stage as Speaker …

An Introduction to Machine Learning Theory and Its Applications: A Visual Tutorial with Examples

How will artificial intelligence change healthcare?

When Amazon first came out with a smart recommendation algorithm for customers, millions of consumers receive their first tailored shopping …

Artificial Intelligence

Big data is useless without algorithms, Gartner says

Gartner has stated that big data is nothing without turning them into algorithms, which is where the true value lies for businesses.<p>Big data was so …