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Data Science at the Command Line

Welcome<p>Please note that this website is currently slightly out-dated with respect to the published book. I’m slowly working my way through the entire …

Secret Paris: A Tiny Roof Garden with an Eiffel Tower View

In Paris, where anything feels possible, even the tiniest garden can be wild and mysterious. The proof sits high above the fashionable 8th …

With Refugee Influx, Germany Struggles To Outlaw Child Marriage

<b>BERLIN</b> — Pinar, a 15-year-old German girl of Iraqi descent, ran to a woman's shelter when her father tried to force her to marry a 36-year-old man …

List of World’s Top 10 Airlines 2016

List of World’s Top 10 Airlines 2016<p>According to result of the passenger survey conducted by Skytrax, <b>Emirates</b> leads the list of top 10 airline in the …

Machine learning just got more human with Google's RankBrain

One day the AIs are going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa. An upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction. – Nathan Bateman in Ex Machina<p>Ex Machina, a Hollywood blockbuster made on a $15 million budget, tells …

Artificial Intelligence

Iran's Lake Urmia – in pictures

Hopes for the salt lake’s survival have been revived after rainfall boosted a government programme aimed at preserving it before it dries up

Salt Lake City

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Hanjin Collapse Leaves Crews and Cargoes Stranded

The list of parties affected by the Hanjin bankruptcy continued to grow Wednesday with reports of additional vessel arrests and disruption to other …

Everything you think you know about the collapse of the Soviet Union is wrong

Every revolution is a surprise. Still, the latest Russian Revolution must be counted among the greatest of surprises. In the years leading up to 1991, virtually no Western expert, scholar, official, or politician foresaw the impending collapse of the Soviet Union, and with it one-party …

Hillary Clinton’s Team Lost a Laptop Full of Her Emails in the Actual Mail

A laptop filled with Hillary Clinton’s emails is missing, the FBI just revealed. It makes the stink around Hillary’s private account even worse.<p>A …

U.S. State Department

What YouTube Stars Are Going to Do Now That They Can’t Swear and Get Paid

What do you do if your ads get stripped?<p>Even if you're not an active YouTuber, you may have noticed some chatter this week about the site's latest drama. YouTube stars and their fans have been ranting online about the site apparently enforcing its Terms of Service more aggressively, and removing …

Meet the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google’s 2016 ‘Nexus’ phones

A few days ago, a report said that Google will discontinue the Nexus smartphone family starting this year, and replace it wit a brand new brand. New …

Rebel Rabbis: The Ultra-Orthodox Jews Who Want to See Israel Dismantled - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

Building Towards a Point of Always Building – Digital Design Theory

CAN reviews “Digital Design Theory,” a recent Princeton Architectural Press text compiling writing from over five decades of thought on computation …

Digital Design

4 Mistakes Inventors Make When Bringing Products To Market

Tom Gray, who’s sold everything from snack clips to gutter guards, offers young inventors advice that cost him untold sums to learn.<p>In the era of high-profile designers, it’s easy to forget another creative archetype: the inventor. The unique breed with the spirit of an entrepreneur and the design …

How to Bio-Hack Your Brain to Have Sex Without Getting Emotionally Attached

Scientists have isolated the hormones and brain structures that may be responsible for romantic attachment. Is it possible to manipulate them to have sex without all those annoying post-coital feelings?<p><i>The Science of Sex is a column from Broadly exploring the tech behind the complicated and</i> …

Too edgy for Berlin? Go here instead: Europe’s coolest cities

The post Too edgy for Berlin? Go here instead: Europe’s coolest cities appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comIt’s hard avoiding the …

Europe

Intel Releases The Tiny Joule Compute Module

At the keynote for the Intel Developers Forum, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduced the Intel Joule compute module, a ‘maker board’ targeted at …

Raspberry Pi

Uber is letting Indians book a cab without its app

Now that Uber doesn’t have to worry about China, the American cab-hailing service is paying more attention to India.<p>Uber is making it easier for …

Jacob Rothschild: World seeing ‘greatest monetary policy experiment in history’

<i><br>Rothschild Family Coat of Arms (Mathieu CHAINE)</i><p>A reader sent me a link to the following:<p>World seeing ‘greatest monetary policy experiment in history’ …

Russian MP seeks to decriminalise domestic violence

With 36,000 women assaulted by their partners every day in Russia, politician behind ‘gay propaganda’ ban proposes legalising abuse. The Moscow Times reports<p>Tatyana’s stepfather started small.<p>At first, he’d get annoyed by things she did. He criticised and lectured her. Soon the lectures stopped and …

Domestic Violence

'Auction' of NSA tools sends security companies scrambling

PARIS (AP) — The leak of what purports to be a National Security Agency hacking tool kit has set the information security world atwitter — and sent major companies rushing to update their defenses.<p>Experts across the world are still examining what amount to electronic lock picks. Here's what they've …

How Do Data Breaches Happen? This Microsoft Interactive Infographic Shows You

For the past few years, Column Five Media has supported numerous teams at Microsoft on multiple campaigns, including the viral <i>Child of the ‘90s</i> spot …

How a Solar Flare Almost Triggered a Nuclear War in 1967

A new history paper details for the first time how close we came to Armageddon without realizing it.<p>The year was 1967, the middle of the Cold War. America and Russia were locked in a staring contest from opposite sides of the world, each daring the other to blink. Nuclear missiles were armed and …

Ethiopia Grapples With The Aftermath Of A Deadly Weekend

The videos trickled out slowly on social media — slowly, because those posting them had to use special software to get around what seemed to be a government-imposed internet block.<p>This video showed thousands of people in the streets of the northern Ethiopian town of Gondar. The size of the crowd …

Africa

Study Shows Warming Oceans Are Making People Sicker

Put down the chopsticks<p>Step away from the sushi bar! A new study published in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> shows, for the first time, that a warming trend in sea surface temperature is "strongly associated" with the spread of vibrios, a bacteria that can make humans sick.<p>There are …

Global Warming

3 Hard to Learn Skills That Will Help You Succeed

These skills require a big time commitment to acquire but will pay off in the long run.<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn't mean they won't take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which …

Audi's new suspension turns rough roads into electricity and saves fuel

Carmakers have already figured out how to capture the energy lost to slowing a car. It's called regenerative braking.<p>Rather than slow a vehicle with …