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Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked to distinguish real …

Language

10 Best Code Editors for Designers and Developers

No matter how much techie you are from heart, there are times when you feel the need of some exceptionally reliable tools that improve your project’s …

Learn to crunch big data with R

A few years ago I was the CTO and co-founder of a startup in the medical practice management software space. One of the problems we were trying to …

The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

The famous boardgame has an equally famous origin myth—poor Depression dad creates game for family—but it turns out the truth is more tortured, and …

Board Games

A Simple Guide to Five Normal Forms in Relational Database Theory

William Kent, "A Simple Guide to Five Normal Forms in Relational Database Theory", Communications of the ACM 26(2), Feb. 1983, 120-125. Also IBM …

Data Lovers vs. Data Haters - Infographic

Although big data will impact any industry and any organisation, you have data lovers and data haters. Not everyone is convinced of the benefits of …

Infographics

Watch this: a full hour of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose

Between the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch — an entirely new product category for the company — this is one of the most interesting moments in Apple's history, which makes it a great time to hear CEO Tim Cook speak at length about a wide range of topics. Only the first half of Cook's fascinating …