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Why Gravitational Waves Are Red Herrings

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D. <p>When big science gets a major boost, the news goes around the world with an air of celebration. The latest such event was the confirmation of gravitational waves, which were predicted by Einstein in his General Theory of …

Physics

Twitter's New Timeline Isn't About Usability, It's About Tracking Your Behavior

Twitter's algorithm turns your timeline into an experiment and the test subject is you.<p>There's a vicious arms race progressing outside the walled gardens of the major internet services, and it's all about ways to get into your head. Technology companies supported primarily through advertising can …

Social Media

Apple Loses Patent Appeal Case Against Samsung

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals finds that Samsung didn't infringe a handful of Apple patents.<p>Samsung has finally scored a win in its long-running patent battle with Apple.<p>A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a 2014 verdict that slapped the South Korean tech giant with nearly $120 …

Ruby on Rails-style development comes to Apple's Swift

Apple's trendy Swift language is getting a Web framework inspired by the popular Ruby on Rails MVC framework.<p>Open source Swifton, running on Mac OS X …

Programming

Get more from the Atom text editor

Of all the text editors available, Atom is a favourite amongst designers and devs. Atom is developed by GitHub and was open sourced in early 2014. …

Elmish: Functional Programming in Javascript

For the past few months, I’ve been on adventure learning everything I could about functional programming. It seems like every week there’s a new …

This Brain-Reading Tool Can Teach You A New Skill In No Time

By measuring how hard the brain is working, the BACh system knows when to give a learner new information.<p>Beste Yuksel could soon put a lot of piano teachers out of work.<p>The Ph.D candidate at Tufts University in Massachusetts has created a tool that helps students learn the instrument faster and …

The Brain

Why Should You Use PostCSS

Front-end developers have already been acquainted with SASS and LESS. Many of them have also heard about PostCSS, but not everyone had a chance to …

Acquainted
Government

Election 2016: Here's Why Design Matters

We asked some experts about the graphic look of the 2016 nominees.<p>It’s hard to escape the upcoming presidential election as slogans, hashtags, and sound bites continue to remind us that America will have a new Commander-in-Chief come November. While some of the 2016 campaigns may appear alien, the …

Bernie Sanders
Government

Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Might Not Be the Worst President in History

Stephen Colbert has made no secret of his Catholic faith since taking over <i>The Late Show,</i> openly discussing it with guests like Joe Biden. However, …

Donald Trump
CRM

The Multi-Billion Dollar Robotics Market Is About to Boom

Here’s another sign that the robotics industry is poised to see big gains in the future.<p>On Wednesday, a report by International Data Corporation said …

Robotics

This Silicon Valley Startup Had To Change Its Corporate Culture Because Of Terrible Employee Behavior

When David Sacks signed on as the new CEO of Zenefits, a health-insurance brokerage startup, he probably didn’t anticipate that he was essentially signing on to run a frat house. While every new leader likes to institute their own set of rules, Sacks had to do a real overhaul of employee culture, …

How to Create Your First JavaScript Chart

In one form or the other, data visualization seems to come up quite often in the work life of a designer or a front-end developer. Be it an analytics …

JavaScript

Creatives Outsource Oil Painting Inspirations to Chinese Artist Village

Aesop Rock, Pendleton Ward, and more contribute their ideas to an "outsourced" painting show from curator Alexander Tarrant.<p>At the Dafen Oil Painting Village, China's self proclaimed "most concentrated oil painting production and wholesale base” workers are known for reproductions of original …

Art

Agile, Scrum, and Kanban: What the Heck Do These Words Really Mean?

When a software developer hears news about a "new JavaScript framework" or a "new IDE," he doesn't need to ask more questions to clarify what it's …

Project Management

Understanding Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism

The correct way to understand Bernie Sanders' socialism is to relate it to the United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.<p>A human right is the justified claim of all people to what they need, not only to live, but to flourish and develop their unique potential. The first 21 articles …

Middle-class

What Trump’s South Carolina Victory Says About American Political Culture

As the Nevada Republican caucuses get under way, many are expecting a Donald Trump victory. He crushed his opponents in the Republican …

Political Science

MWC 2016: Facebook uses AI to map people's homes

<b>Facebook has announced it will make highly detailed maps of places where it believes people are living available to the public later this year.</b><p>The social network has been using artificial intelligence software to scan satellite imagery and identify human-built structures.<p>It hopes to use the …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Redesigned: An In-Depth Analysis Of Independent Designs

There’s a lot to learn by studying the work of other designers. This is true of both professional projects and spec designs for existing websites. …

The Museum Of Sex’s New Identity Is Sophisticated, Not Salacious

How do you sell a museum about sex—without actually using sex?<p>Sex sells—but how do you sell a museum <i>about</i> sex? Such was the challenge for Base Design, which recently completed a new identity for the Museum of Sex in New York City.<p>“The big question was how can we recontextualize the word sex,” Min …

Graphic Design

Machine Learning: An In-Depth Guide - Model Evaluation, Validation, Complexity, and Improvement

By Alex Castrounis • Feb 22, 2016<p>Articles in This Series<p>Introduction<p>Welcome to the third article in a five-part series about machine learning.<p>In this …

Algorithms

Introducing Realm React Native

Today at Facebook’s React.js Conference, we’re launching a new Realm mobile database built specifically for React Native. It offers easy object …

20 TED-talks For Designers. Inspiration Full Of Thoughts

In creative jobs, design in particular, inspiration is one of the keys to productivity. Perhaps, one of the most productive kinds of inspiration is …

Creativity

UI Templates and kits for Developers

Since we have prepared a list of sites from which designers can download UI elements, we couldn’t forget about web developers :)<br>Here’s our list of UI …

Web Design

AquaJS floats a framework for JavaScript microservices

The AquaJS framework for Node.js looks to speed up app dev by streamlining integration processes. In development at enterprise connectivity services …