Karen LaClair

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3 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn't Know About Insurance

From shipwrecks to house fires, insurance has a lively history -- and it's still transforming in some interesting ways.<p><i>"There are worse things in</i> …

Gorgeous forest home will fulfill your tiny cabin dreams

Get ready for some serious cabin envy. Architecture firm studio PIKAPLUS crafted a gorgeous tiny home that perfectly harmonizes with its surrounding …

Architecture

Clean your refrigerator with some bacteria-killing blue or purple light

Want to clean your refrigerator? All you need is some purple light.<p>Alright, alright — that is a vast oversimplification. But there is new research …

Pest Control

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

George Washington

The Succulent Science of Pressure Cooking

A wise man once said, “Pressure: Pushing down on me, pressing down on you.” The point being, pressure sucks—that is, unless you’re <i>cooking</i> with …

Onions

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

Nevada power plant first in world with solar-geothermal mix

STILLWATER, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor, the premier of Italy and the director of the U.S. Energy Department's renewable energy labs on Tuesday …

Santa Monica firm says it has found a way to salt away electricity, literally

In the energy world, the ability to store electricity at an affordable price is the treasure sought by utility engineers and financial wizards.<p>SolarReserve believes it has found a solution.<p>The Santa Monica company recently completed what it touts as a first-of-its-kind solar power plant that stores …

Three Personas of a Data Scientist

In light of the recent news of my article being chosen to be published (among other great pieces by subject matter experts) in EMC Corporations …

15 Brilliant DIY Wind Turbine Design Ideas For Living Off The Grid

DIY wind turbine seems like a daunting project, but for a clean, free, and renewable energy source, you shouldn’t think twice. Trying my hand at …

Potato box yields scads of spuds

When I read an article that promised record potato yields from plants growing in a box, I thought it sounded too good to be true. Was it really …

Gardening

Plant this with that

Sleep Is the New Wonder Drug

Did I just give you permission to use a drug?<p>Yes, I did. Sleep is THAT important.<p>Scientists have discovered that sleep is not just important for the brain, but also for immune function, hormone balancing, learning and, my favorite, weight loss.<p>Sleep is the time when your body repairs all the damage …

Is being a data scientist the sexiest job of the 21st century?

Big data is distinguished by the (3Vs) volume, velocity and variety of information that can now be captured and used by businesses to deliver a …

Yoga: A Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>The vast majority of Americans will experience back pain at some point during their lives. In most cases (upwards of 90 percent), the …

Montreal Gazette

The CAQ leader also announced two new candidates, including former FTQ vice-president and Liberal Nadine Girault.<p>This Week's Flyers<p>New mortgage rules …

Canada

10 Short Daily Drills to Combat Back Pain

The discs that make up our spine are super-hydrated and fat when we wake in the morning. Sounds good, right?<p>But as we sit through the day, our hip …

Top LinkedIn Groups for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science – from “Big Bang” to Now

<b>By Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets.</b><p>In this post we analyze membership growth trends. Here is our post which examines the activity, comments, and …

Data Science