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Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

The easy (and nice) way to do CLI apps in Python

There are a few ways to do the command-line app thing in Python. I’ve done these few ways, and some of them have their pain-points and annoyances. So …

The iPad is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realizes.

Did you know that ten years ago, the famous psychologist Sue Palmer predicted the toxic effects of social media? This is a real life story that …

Sleep Disorders

Google Nik Collection review

<b>Update:</b> The free version of Google Nik Collection is no longer available to download. We'll be reviewing the new, premium version of the package soon.<p>…

Tutorials

19 Easter eggs hidden within your Google search bar

It's also pretty nerdy. Or at least, that's the impression it gives off whenever it adds to the enormous collection of Easter eggs snuck within its services.<p>Google Search in particular holds many of these, and recently, the Mountain View company added a few more to the bunch. If you're not familiar …

How to Automatically Correct Spelling and Typos When Using “cd” on Linux

We’re used to word processing programs telling us when we’ve misspelled a word, but what about when your fingers are flying through directories on …

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know<p>Google is much more than a search engine. Google offers dozens of interesting services in Google …

Python 3 Concurrency – The concurrent.futures Module

The <b>concurrent.futures</b> module was added in Python 3.2. According to the Python documentation it <i>provides the developer with a high-level interface for</i> …

Getting Started — Luigi 2.7.6 documentation

Luigi is a Python (2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6) package that helps you build complex pipelines of batch jobs. It handles dependency resolution, workflow …

Speeding Up Code with the Intel Distribution for Python

In this video, David Bolton from Slashdot shows how ‘embarrassingly parallel’ code can be sped up by utilizing Intel tools including the Intel Python …

These 5 TED Talks Will Inspire You to Be a Better Leader

Need some inspiration to up your leadership game? These thought-provoking TED Talks should do the trick.<p>Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) …

Meet Terrapattern, Google Earth’s Missing Search Engine

“Why don’t you click on the tennis court?” Golan Levin, an associate professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University, suggested. I was looking at a satellite image of the school’s campus in Pittsburgh, embedded in the home page of Levin’s latest online project, Terrapattern. “What you should …

Google Earth

5217 is a time management app designed to make you more productive at work

A post on The Muse about the best way to balance work and break time got quite a bit of attention when it was published in the summer of 2014. In what is essentially a variation of the Pomodoro Method, the article touts the Rule of 52 and 17. Reportedly, the most productive workers are those who …

Time Management

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Core Strength Matters<p>Don Foley<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Your bulging quads and razor-cut calves are the envy of your cycling pack, and you start every ride strong. As the ride progresses, though, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The …

NASA's Gorgeous Retro-Future Posters Celebrate Space Travel

“Visions of the Future” is where design meets the deepest reaches of space. A creative team known within The Jet Propulsion Laboratory as “The Studio” created 14 retro-chic posters to celebrate the work at JPL and NASA here on Earth and way, way beyond. The posters are available for free …

Posters

Scientists discover how the brain repurposes itself to learn scientific concepts

The human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks, such as staying safe and hunting and gathering. Yet, 200,000 years later, the same human …

7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have

These unexpected qualities set truly exceptional leaders apart from merely ordinary ones.<p>There's the popular image of great leaders involving lots of stern-faced seriousness and pointing confidently into the future, and then there's real-life great leadership. According to a host of experts, the …

Huge cheat sheet tells you everything you can do with Google Now voice commands

Google Now is arguably one of the best features Google invented. The voice-enabled virtual assistant will completely change your mobile experience, …

Google Makes $150 Photo Software Suite Free

Today is a great day for those of us who edit photos on a PC or Mac. Google has announced that the entire Nik Collection of image processing tools is now free to download and use.<p>Formerly available at a cost of $150, the suite of seven professional-grade plugins is now available for download …

IPhone 7

Speeding up Python and NumPy: C++ing the Way

<i>Using C extensions to improve the performance of mathematical code</i><p>I recently had the pleasure of working on a highly iterative algorithm in Python. …

MoD gravity sensor breakthrough to 'see underground or through walls'

A scientific breakthrough in a Ministry of Defence research project could pave the way for a scanners that one day could see underground or through walls.<p>A team of scientists including experts at the MoD’s Porton Down labs have developed a new device that can detect tiny fluctuations in gravity.<p>The …

The Style Guide for Python Code

Introduction<p>This document gives coding conventions for the Python code comprising the standard library in the main Python distribution. Please see …

The biggest thing preventing humans from interstellar space travel

NASA<p>Mae Jemison doesn't see technology or engineering holding humans back from exploring outer space.<p>She sees something far more fallible getting in …

How to Ride on an Empty Stomach

<b>What It Is:</b> The technical term for riding on empty is fasted training—basically, eating minimal to no carbohydrates before a ride.<p><b>How It Works:</b> During exercise, your body uses two kinds of stored energy: fast-burning glycogen derived from carbs; and fat, which is a longer-lasting fuel source. As …

6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.<p>It was recently rumored that Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz would run for …

Leadership

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Take your riding to the next level with this fast 10-minute core workout.<p>This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after the next, with no rest. Repeat for another set. Yep, you just got more time to ride. …

Workouts

The excellent Remix OS is bringing Android to every old x86 PC (and Mac)

When I first tested the Remix Mini at the end of last year, I was blown away. Sure, the hardware is interesting and portable, but it’s the fork of Android adapted to make the Remix Mini into something resembling a desktop system that really took me by surprise.<p>It’s what Chrome OS should be, in some …

Emerging Markets

9 Google Now Voice Commands to Take Control of Your Smartphone

Google Now is partly a portal to the main Google search engine, so you can ask the digital assistant anything that you would query Google for: the …

My top 5 ‘new’ Python modules of 2015

As I’ve been blogging a lot more about Python over the last year, I thought I’d list a few of my favourite ‘new’ Python modules from 2015. These …

Python Programming