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Machine Learning Explained: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning

(This article was first published on <b>Enhance Data Science</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Machine learning is often split between three main …

Machine Learning

Is Trump About to Get Played by Putin?

Foreign policy experts fear Trump is no match for the former K.G.B. officer.<p>After spending much of the last two years offering virtually unadulterated praise for <b>Vladimir Putin,</b> <b>Donald Trump</b> finds himself with limited options as he prepares to confront the Russian president for the first time Friday. …

Does small government really work? A look at the least well-funded governments around the world

The deadline for filing 2016 tax returns in the US looms today. And it’s closely followed by Tax Freedom Day: April 24 will mark 31% of 2017 elapsing, which symbolically equals the 31% of national income that goes to paying taxes. In Washington, lawmakers are busy mulling budget plans to spend …

Income Inequality

Between Dialectical Materialism and Philosophy of Praxis: Gramsci and Labriola (1959)

It is dif­fi­cult to speak about Gram­sci, remain­ing closed with­in the scope of his per­son­al prob­lem­at­ic. In him one finds all the cul­tur­al …

Marxism versus postmodernism

Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

This is how to schedule your workday to get the most done.<p>A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done.<p>So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I …

Time Management

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts— appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone — that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive ancestors.<p>But while our wisdom teeth are definitely …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Consciousness