John Fiedler

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Trump embodies every one of the Seven Deadly Sins

Last week in Trumpland was a crazy disaster. The president thanked children in the Boy Scouts for votes they didn’t cast and told them about a hot cocktail party. President Trump publicly attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for refusing to obstruct justice. He also publicly confirmed the …

Donald Trump

You’ll never read Facebook’s new data policy, so we did it for you

<i>(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity.</i><p>With privacy-centric European Union legislation set to …

Social Media

Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise

The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the …

Climate Change

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Biology

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

I Made a News Scraper with 100 Lines of Python.

Everyday I take subway to my office, where my cellphone has no signal at all. But medium app won’t let me read stories offline, so I decided to make …

Python Programming

Michael Cohen Scandal Goes Supernova With Foreign Money

Wednesday, news broke about $4 million in ‘suspicious’ money, a widening FBI investigation, and an admission by Trump he repaid his fixer for paying …

Donald Trump

America’s Fossil Fuel Boom

Here’s something that wasn’t supposed to happen in this era of climate change consciousness: fossil fuel use is rising—soaring, in fact.Oil prices …

Fossil Fuels

I Love Carbon Dioxide and You Should Too

Opinion<p>Posted: May 16, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>The …

Climate Change

Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms …

Quantum Physics

Python 3's f-Strings: An Improved String Formatting Syntax (Guide)

As of Python 3.6, f-strings are a great new way to format strings. Not only are they more readable, more concise, and less prone to error than other …

Python Programming

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

Sure, Unemployment Went Down - Because More People Left The Workforce

Following unemployment numbers is a passion for those who watch the economy. However, current happy talk needs tempering with a closer look at numbers.<p>The announced 3.9% unemployment rate is, as news reports mentioned, a low since 2000. But percentages are expressions of ratios: how much of one …

Demographics

Oculus Go review: Finally, cheap and easy VR for everyone

The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. That might sound like hyperbole, but it's well deserved. With the Rift, its first headset to reach consumers, Oculus helped introduce us to high-end VR. And together with Samsung, it delivered the cheap Gear VR headset for …

Virtual Reality

Authentic Carne Asada

Authentic Carne Asada<p>Prep time<p>2 hours<p>Cook Time<p>20 mins<p>Time to Make It<p>2 hours 20 mins<p>Marinated flank steak is grilled to perfection for the best …

Cooking

Python Top 10 Open Source of the Month (v.Apr 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 250 Python Open Source Projects to pick the Top 10.<p>We compared projects with new or major release during this …

Top 10

Flip Off 'Fast Startup' to Force Windows 10 to Shut Down for Real

It sounds weird, but when you click that power button on the start menu to shut down Windows 10, you’re not shutting down Windows 10. Sure, Windows …

Windows 10

New A.I. application can write its own code - Futurity

Teaching artificial intelligence to code and create software has been a holy grail of the field. The new system, which you can see in action for …

Artificial Intelligence

Bayou

The top 12 cryptocurrencies and what they are—and aren’t—good for - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin (BTC)<p>Launched: 2009 Market value: $163 billion<p>The strengths: The original crypto­currency, Bitcoin is the largest and most popular blockchain …

Cryptocurrency

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

Let’s destroy Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and …

Bitcoin

Pruitt promised polluters EPA will value their profits over American lives

Pruitt is one of TIME’s 100 most influential people for his efforts to maximize polluters’ profits<p>TIME magazine announced last week that Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is among their 100 most influential people of 2018. George W. Bush’s former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman …

Obama Administration

Why are the Bushes, Clintons, Obamas and Melania smiling so broadly at a funeral?

The warmth between them is the camaraderie you often see between rivals now bonded by experience. And the absence of Donald Trump can only have added to the relaxed air of the picture<p>Consider him the elephant not in the room, simultaneously absent from this picture and looming over it.<p>Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

A Comprehensive Guide to Understand and Implement Text Classification in Python

Table of Contents<p>In this article, I will explain about the text classification and the step by step process to implement it in python.<p>Text …

Deep Learning

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Nanotech

How Big Is Your Environmental Footprint?

If you want to make a positive change this Earth Day but don't know where to start, one of best things you can do is take an honest look at your …

Sustainability

Why Liberals Need Bill Maher’s Tough Love

Many progressives have written off the ‘Real Time’ host, but his importance to the late-night landscape should not be dismissed.<p>With the constant …

Comedy

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

Time-lapse Photography