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STEM Activities for Students

Whether it's sending spacecraft to other planets, driving rovers on Mars, finding out what planets are made of or how deep alien oceans are, pi takes …

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Peter Thiel Explains Biotech Investing Rationale: Get Rid of Randomness - MIT Technology Review

Peter Thiel knows a promising tech startup when he sees one. The investor was the first outside investor in Facebook. But does he have the same touch …

Biotechnology

Learn Data Science the Hard Way

So you want to be a Data Scientist? The good news is that there are tons of great resources out there to learn from. The bad? None is comprehensive, …

Odd bedfellows: the strange history of VISA and bitcoin • Tommy Nicholas

The next few years were chaotic. It has been aptly described as a “credit card orgy”, a race to issue bad consumer credit that would arguably not be …

Three final talent tips: how to hire data scientists (part 4)

How do we hire data scientists at SAS, since we are not unique in our search for a rare talent type that continues to be in high demand? This post is …

Visualization series: Insight from Cleveland and Tufte on plotting numeric data by groups

After my post on making dotplots with concise code using plyr and ggplot, I got an email from my dad who practices immigration law and runs a website …

What Is a Foam Roller, How Do I Use It, and Why Does It Hurt?

Self-myofascial release, also known as “foam rolling,” has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, …

Exercise

Everything That's Wrong With Your Foam Rolling Routine

Foam rollers might not be all they're cracked up to be. You can find them in almost every gym, and you don't have to look far to find people rolling …

The Billion Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com

DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.<p>DOW JONES<p>NEWS CORP<p>U.S. Edition<p>Sections<p>SHOW ALL SECTIONS HIDE ALL SECTIONS<p>Aim higher, reach further.<p>Get the Wall Street Journal $12 for 12 weeks. …

Venture Capital

Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop

After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.<p>The forces of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi had been firing high-explosive ordnance into the city of Misurata for weeks—they'd been shooting tank rounds and they'd been firing rockets. Barrage after …

What do leaders of effective non-profits say about working in non-profits?

Rob Mather – founder and CEO of GiveWell’s top rated charity, Against Malaria Foundation. Photo credit: <br>Andrew Testa.What do leaders in GiveWell’s …

Nine of the World's Biggest Banks Form Blockchain Partnership

A joint effort to see how the technology that underpins bitcoin can be used in finance.<p>Nine of the world’s biggest banks, including Goldman Sachs and Barclays, have joined forces with New York-based financial tech firm R3 to create a framework for using blockchain technology in the markets, the …

Money, banking and central banks

If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.<p>If you're behind a web filter, please make …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Data Protection

Bitcoin Is Officially a Commodity, According to U.S. Regulator

Virtual money is officially a commodity, just like crude oil or wheat.<p>So says the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which on Thursday …

Cryptocurrency

What's in My Bag? :: What Refugees Bring When They Run for Their Lives - Carryology - Exploring better ways to carry

<i>The following has been republished with kind permission from the International Rescue Committee.</i><p>This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children …

Graphical Journalists Should, First and Foremost, Be Journalists

It annoys me when I see poor journalistic infographics, in part, because I value journalism and I hate to see it done ineffectively. Good news …

Set aside what Bitcoin enthusiasts *want* it to be for a moment, and think about...

Buying with BTC is a breathe of fresh air, huh? How about when taxes are due? I...

Unicorpse

The current usage of the word unicorn makes me tired. I could rant about it for a while, but that would make me tired of myself ranting about …

Y Combinator alumni sales school

Here's the recording of a startup sales bootcamp we did for Y Combinator alumni on August 14, 2014. This was my 45 minute startup sales crashcourse …

Power Laws in Venture

…The more rightward-skewed the distribution is, whether Pareto-Levy, log normal, or some related form, the more difficult it is to hedge against risk …

Venture Capital

Mesh Lakhani

“You want a diversified portfolio? Ok, so let’s call it 70% stocks, 30% fixed income. For stocks we’ll diversify amongst a group index and mutual …

The Future Investor Basics Course

Frequently Asked Questions<p>Does this course tell me what to invest my money in?<p>No. This course educates you on how to make better investment …

Machine Learning

Machine Learning: 2014-2015<p>Course materials<p>Lectures<p>This course is taught by Nando de Freitas.<p><b>Lecture 1</b>: Introduction slides Video<p><b>Lecture 2</b>: Linear …