James de Jager

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Why a faecal transplant could save your life

<b>The faecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine's most disgusting procedure.</b><p>It is pretty much what you are imagining - part of a faecal stool is taken from one person and given to another.<p>The purpose is to introduce new beneficial microbes to the receiving …

Microbiology

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

<b>"Good bacteria" - what are they, will they make me healthy and how do I get some?</b><p>To find out I took the unusual , and rather disgusting, step of donating my poo to science.<p>Microbes live on, and in, all of us and they even outnumber our own human cells.<p>But their favourite spot - and where they live …

Microbiology

Two Years of Functional Programming in JavaScript: Lessons Learned

The article is not about learning FP principles or JavaScript FP libraries. There are numerous of good articles on this topic out there. The article …

Programming

This 22-year-old college student makes $10,000 a month off Amazon's Alexa

David Markey, a 22-year-old senior studying applied mathematics and economics at Brown University, got his first Amazon Echo during the e-commerce …

Smart Homes

6 simple, science-backed ways to get rid of belly fat

Belly fat is not just a problem because it can look bad.<p>In fact, having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease (1).<p>For this reason, losing belly fat has massive benefits for your health and can help you live longer.<p>Belly fat is …

Nutrition

Unsplash for iOS: Creation starts here

Our friends from Unsplash are making some noise with the launch of Unsplash for iOS. The idea is quite simple, bringing awesome images into your iOS …

Web Design

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

Stop griping about Siri and get Apple's iPhone assistant to work better

By now you’re well aware of Apple’s Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant on iPhone and other devices.<p>You probably know about Siri’s funny responses to questions like “What’s the meaning of life?” or “Are you alive?” And you may have complained when the assistant stumbles or can't follow …

Siri

Quick Guide to setup your React + Typescript Storybook Design System

Design systems are all the rage these days - here's how to make your own.<p>Because React is built on a plug and play component philosophy, every …

Software Engineering

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Copyright

MongoDB schema design patterns (I)

MongoDB has become one of the most popular noSQL databases. It is often used as a part of the MEAN/MERN stack because it is so easy to fit in the …

Databases

System Fonts in CSS

About three years ago, I wrote a piece on how to get system fonts in CSS. The San Francisco fonts had just been released and getting them onto a web …

Typography

Using React, Firebase, and Ant Design to Quickly Prototype Web Applications

In this guide I will show you how to use Firebase, React, and Ant Design as building blocks to build functional, high-fidelity web applications. To …

Software Engineering

Sana Labs wants to disrupt $5 trillion edtech market - Zuck and Tim Cook are impressed

Joel Hellermark, 21, wants to change education for good.Sana Labs<p><b>Sana Labs is an education tech startup founded by Joel Hellermark, 21.</b><p><b>It provides an artificial-intelligence platform designed to individualize a student's learning in subjects like language and math.</b><p><b>Applying AI to education has so</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever - MIT Technology Review

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans …

Machine Learning

Study: Apple Watch Cardiogram app bested EKG band in spotting errant heartbeat

Peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Cardiology today published a study suggesting that an Apple Watch equipped with Cardiogram, an AI-assisted heart monitoring app, is more effective at detecting atrial fibrillation than a dedicated electrocardiogram (EKG) wristband, and nearly as effective as a …

Automated front-end development using deep learning

Creating intuitive and engaging experiences for users is a critical goal for companies of <i>all</i> sizes, and it’s a process driven by quick cycles of …

Machine Learning

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

This app makes your headphones sound like a pro recording studio

Spend some time shopping for headphones, and you’ll quickly grow tired of devices claiming to present music “as the artist intended,” despite sporting vastly different sound. But what if your favorite cans actually <i>could</i> sound like the recording studio where your favorite music was mixed?<p>Enter …

Audiophile
Databases
Big Data
App Store

Portable Coffee Maker - the Oomph - Midnight Black

2018-03-05T16:08:14+0000<p>Brilliant idea! Always used a mini cafetière up till now - great if you are sat at home, but with this beauty I can only take …

Widowmaker 'StarCraft' Skin Just Part of Blizzard's 20th Anniversary Celebration

<i>StarCraft</i> turns 20 this year, and Blizzard is celebrating with interstellar goodies across all its games. Like the <i>Diablo</i> celebration last year, fans …

AI predicts coding mistakes before developers make them

Ubisoft, the French video game company, debuted a new artificial intelligence (AI) that proactively flags coding bugs at its recent developer …

Cutting prostate cancer diagnosis times

<b>The NHS plans to cut prostate cancer diagnosis times from six weeks to a matter of days, NHS England has said.</b><p>Typically a test for men with prostate cancer requires an MRI scan and a biopsy where a dozen samples are taken, requiring multiple hospital visits.<p>But a "one-stop" service will be trialled …

Cancer

AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks

“I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.”~Jane Lynch<p>Well laughing it off may have worked for Comedian Jane Lynch, but for most of us, our biological clocks are not just ticking. They’re pounding.<p>Every single one of us is on the clock. And we are comprised …

Machine Learning

12 texting tips you didn't know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

Apps

Neural network AI is simple. So… Stop pretending you are a genius

This post may come off as a rant, but that’s not so much its intent, as it is to point out why we went from having very few AI experts, to having so …

Deep Learning