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Is THIS why you struggle to lose weight? Some people lack a type of gut bacteria that responds to diet and fitness regimes, study finds

The key to weight loss could lie in your gut.<p>That's according to a new study which shows that some of us have higher levels of a key bacteria that …

People with depression have low blood levels of this stuff

People with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine, according to a new study.<p>“[Depression is] the No. 1 reason for …

Stanford University

Your Obsession With Cognitive Biases Is Probably Making You Dumber

A little knowledge of cognitive biases can be a dangerous thing, argues one behavioral scientist.<p>Thanks to the popularity of books like <i>Nudge</i>, as well as the Nobel Committee's recognition of behavioral scientists Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler, cognitive biases are having a bit of a moment. …

Critical Thinking

The Scientific Explanation for Why You Hate Hearing Other People Chew

Does the sound of noisy eating drive you mad?<p>If you’ve ever been tempted to confront someone slurping their soup in a restaurant, or if a person …

Newcastle University

Boy has huge chunk of his brain removed, and he’s doing better than ever

The brain is the most important organ in your body. It holds everything that makes you who you are, and tampering with it is generally not a great …

The Brain

Writing A Series: 7 Continuation Issues To Avoid

I'm currently writing the 10th book in my ARKANE thriller series, so I am revisiting the little details that make my characters consistent across the …

Best Places To Network For Screenwriters

One of the unfortunate truths about a screenwriting career is – networking is essential. The other essential, of course is writing talent. You could …

Filmmaking

Writing a Book or Article? Now’s the Time to Create Your ‘Author Platform’

An author platform means you are seeking the right readers for your work and putting yourself forward as an authority.

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

A Study Finds That Sex Has A Surprising Effect On Your Health When You're Older

Ad failed to load<p>I just got back from a 10-day-long vacation with my mother where it became painstakingly clear that she, a senior discount card …

Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up.<p>The blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store bathrooms by …

15 Amazing Banned Books You Should Read Immediately

Can you believe even The Lorax has been banned before?

What to Write About When You Don’t Know What to Write About

If you’ve been with me for the last little while, you’ll know that I’ve been sharing my <b>struggles with my writing</b> <b>lately.</b> The ideas aren’t flowing and …

Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?

Oxidative stress is a phenomenon that occurs at a cellular level, and which can drive previously healthy cells to deteriorate and eventually die. …

Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award over racism concerns

A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder from a major children’s book award, over concerns about how the author portrayed African Americans and Native Americans.<p>The board of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) made the …

Books

Bitcoin Falls Because Of A 13th Century Mathematician

<b>The price of Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency out there, just fell to its lowest level since the start of the year</b>. The previous major low of …

Google Can Now Predict When You Will Die...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 — Google AI can predict when you will die.</b><p>Google is currently training a new artificial intelligence computer to predict whether hospital patients will die within 24 hours after …

Small Business

Woman requests time off for mental health, boss sends the perfect reply

The world can be such a grim place sometimes that it's great when a story comes along that's just — well, just nice.<p>Madalyn Parker is a web developer …

Quantum physics can help explain much of the world’s suffering

Quantum physics is the science that describes nature at its smallest atomic levels. But tiny subatomic happenings can have huge effects: Quantum …

Zapping Your Brain Can Alter Your Physical Limits

Back in 2013, I wrote about a small experiment that felt like a very big deal. For years researchers had been debating whether the brain, for its own protection, keeps a hidden reserve of energy even when you’re pushed to what feels like your ultimate physical limits. Brazilian researchers used a …

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

Amazon's $249 Deep Learning-Enabled Camera Now Available - PCMag UK

Amazon's $249 deep learning-enabled video camera is now available for developers.<p>First unveiled last fall, AWS DeepLens is a programmable video …

Python Beginner Tutorial: for Loops and Iterators

Introduction and the Anatomy of a For Loop<p>So we'll start off with some basics so everyone is on the same page. The basic anatomy of a for loop is a …

The Weird, Ever-Evolving Story of DNA

Carl Zimmer’s sprawling new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, forces readers to reconsider what they think they know about genetics and heredity.<p>In 1555, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V announced his plans to abdicate, and his 28-year-old son, Philip II, became the king of Spain the following year. …

Genetics

Machine Learning Open Source Projects of the Month (v.June 2018)

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

The Shift From 4G to 5G Will Change Just About Everything

Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number …

California to Destroy All the Pre-Legalization Weed Dispensaries Don’t Sell by July

Dispensaries across California are rushing to sell all of their products that will be illegal after June 30th. Starting on July 1st, cannabis …

A Gallery Owner Was Arrested After Leaving a 10-Foot Heroin Spoon Sculpture Outside OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma

A Connecticut gallery owner was arrested after dropping a 10-foot-long sculpture of a heroin spoon in front of Purdue Pharma’s headquarters on Friday …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

‘SNL’ Star Cecily Strong Mocked ‘Permit Patty,’ The Woman Who Called The Cops On A Girl Selling Water

For those out of the loop, on Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, a white woman called the police on a black eight-year-old girl who was selling water out on the sidewalk in front of her building. Why? Because the little girl did not have a permit to sell her wares. The eight-year-old girl’s …