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Face Recognition with Python, in Under 25 Lines of Code

<b>In this article, we’ll look at a surprisingly simple way to get started with face recognition using Python and the open source library OpenCV.</b><p>Before …

A Word is Worth a Thousand Vectors

Standard natural language processing (NLP) is a messy and difficult affair. It requires teaching a computer about English-specific word ambiguities …

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Well, there you have it. Thousands of e-pages to read through. We hope there's a data science book here for everyone, no matter what level you're …

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How to Use a Machine Learning Checklist to Get Accurate Predictions, Reliably (even if you are a beginner)

How do you get accurate results using machine learning on problem after problem?The difficulty is that each problem is unique, requiring different …

Cheatsheet - Python R codes for common Machine Learning Algorithms

Introduction<p>In his famous book – Think and Grow Rich, Napolean Hill narrates story of Darby, who after digging for a gold vein for a few years walks …

Deep Style: Inferring the Unknown to Predict the Future of Fashion

Here at Stitch Fix, we are always looking for new ways to improve our client experience. On the algorithms side that means helping our stylists to …

Court refuses to release names of US-trained military leaders

Fort Benning law enforecment, left, line up and watch for protesters through the fence who want to trespass on Fort Benning during the 14th Annual School of Americas Watch Protest, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, in Columbus, Ga. The protest aims to close the Western Hemisphere Institute of Securty …

Graphene Nanoribbons Combined With Common Polymer Can Bridge Damaged Neurons

Generally speaking, once nerve damage occurs in animals and humans, it is irreversible and can have debilitating consequences. Researchers at Rice University in the United States have however recently discovered a way of using wonder material graphene in combination with a widely used polymer, …

A Gentle Introduction to Neural Networks (with Python)

A gentle introduction to neural networks, and making your own with Python.<p>This session is deliberately designed to be accessible to everyone, …

5 Things Web Designers Should Know to Become a Master

Web Design is one of the hottest careers at the moment. Due to the current high demand for digital marketing, but with clients and marketers still …

10 of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories ever - Vox

Including Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Kurt Vonnegut.<p>For the first time ever, the renowned <i>Best American</i> series of anthologies has published a collection of the country's best science fiction and fantasy stories. <i>Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy</i> is a terrific book, filled with 20 …

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World's 20 oldest surviving cities

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Ancient History

The mysterious artificial intelligence company Elon Musk invested in is developing game-changing smart computers

iStock<p>Vicarious, the mysterious company that's been funded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and actor Ashton Kutcher, …

Amazon releases the 100 sci-fi and fantasy books you should read in your lifetime

Amazon’s book editors have been busy assembling collections of the 100 books everyone should read in their lifetime — and today they took on the …

Science Fiction

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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“Putin is the only major leader to utter a few simple truths about the role of the United States in the world today”

Perry Anderson on foreign policy: America’s problem is it’s a global hegemon without global ideology legitimacy<p><i>Part two of our conversation with Perry Anderson. Find part one here.</i><p>Fifteen years ago, in the distant universe we now know as pre-September 11, Perry Anderson oversaw a renovation of New …

Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

Artificial Intelligence

CRISPR, the fancy new technology that lets people edit genes, could have an unprecedented and horrific consequence

The method, known as CRISPR, holds the potential to fix genetic defects that cause disease in humans. And researchers are also experimenting with tweaking the genes of other animals. For example, you could modify mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading horrific diseases like malaria and dengue …

Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …

10 Captivating Short Stories Everyone Should Read

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson Bryson is most famous as a writer of travel narratives, and this functions as a kind of travelogue through the history of science, a charming ramble through basic ideas and colorful anecdotes from many different fields of science. Bryson is very much an outsider to science, so …

A 3D-Printed Car Inspired By The Leaf Of A Plant

German engineering firm EDAG took inspiration from the leaf of a plant for its 3D-printed Light Cocoon concept car, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, open to the public through March 15.<p>Rather than printing the entire body shell of the vehicle out of a rigid composite material, as startup …

Biology Ideas That Billionaire Peter Thiel Thinks Are Worth Funding

Targeting "undruggable" proteins and putting stress sensors in watches<p>Investor Peter Thiel may be best known for founding PayPal and investing early in Facebook, but it seems he has a soft spot for biology too. Since 2011, the Thiel Foundation has funded biotechnology startups through an …

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

Ed Tech Trends<p>Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound …

5 Amazing Advances In Brain Research In 2014

2014 was a big year for the brain. As The New York Times declared in February, the next frontier in science is "inside your brain" -- and indeed, some neuroscience research was particularly noteworthy.<p>Though the human brain is still largely a mystery to us, slowly but surely, neuroscientists are …

Do Cosmic Rays Evolve Consciousness And Transform DNA?

26 years ago in the year 1987, something happened and the world felt it. The first globally synchronized meditation –commonly known as the first …

Book Of The Year: Alice Roberts On Evolution And The Making Of Us

I probably would not have come across Alice Roberts’s Incredible Unlikeliness of Being if I hadn’t walked into Heffers bookshop while I was visiting Cambridge University last September. Serendipity.<p>Roberts is Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham–and the …

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

<b>A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.3m (£809,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.</b><p>James Proud launched his product, Sense, on 23 July with a goal of raising $100,000 within 30 days.<p>But it passed the $1m-mark on Sunday, and has been …

Ouya launches a new game streaming service

<i>Lego Batman 2</i> and <i>Splinter Cell: Conviction</i> are available to play on Ouya systems via a cloud-based game streaming service released to beta this week.<p>Developed by Playcast Media, the streaming feature is similar to services like OnLive and the upcoming PlayStation Now.<p>"Playcast bridges the visual …

18 year olds are making $10K a month from user-generated games in Roblox

Roblox has thrived as a Lego-like virtual world because its members have created games that everyone wants to play. So the company behind it is giving back to those creators by creating a Developer Exchange program where it pays the game creators for making popular titles within the Roblox …