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Can Data Journalism Be Taught?

Click the image to read the whole series. (Public domain image from DARPA)<p>Can you really teach data journalism? It’s a dumb question that I’m soon …

Journalism

Wolfram Data Drop – the coolest new geek service you’ve never heard of

Every day we hear of more and more gadgets hitting the market. We’re not just talking mobile phones and wearables like smartwatches, but other bits …

Bands

Uber goes Big Data, shares customers’ data with a hotel chain

Uber has joined the rank of Big Data sellers, up there with Facebook, Google and Visa.<p>The product: data about customers’ movements, where they shop, …

Obama says possibility of two-state solution 'very dim'

US President Barack Obama has said that recent remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have dimmed the hope for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.<p>Obama said on Tuesday that the Israeli prime minister has not properly explained pre-election statements …

Israel

Drugs companies unite to mine genetic data

Several of the world's biggest pharmaceuticals companies have formed a partnership with Genomics England in the first step towards using genetic data …

Genetics

Speaker who uses wheelchair 'carried onto stage' at Melbourne disability summit

Organisers of a national disability conference in Melbourne have come under fire after a speaker had to be carried onto the stage because it was not …

Disability

Drowning In Big Data - Finding Insight In A Digital Sea Of Information

For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world’s citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, Big Data. The IDC (International Data Corporation) recently predicted that the Big Data industry will experience a 26.4% compound …

Big Data

To Recycle or Not to Recycle – PVC Cable Waste is the Question

Sleep loss tied to emotional reactions

A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety …

Noam Chomsky blasts the assault on labor: “‘Right to work’ means ‘right to scrounge'”

Leftist intellectual laments America’s lack of a robust labor movement<p>Identifying the lack of a robust labor movement as one of the chief inhibitors to social justice in the United States, the leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky decried the intensifying assault on American labor as an ominous …

As Appetite for Meat Grows, Farm Antibiotics Use Will Soar

Recently, it looked like antibiotic use in agriculture in the United States was trending down–the result of decades of pressure by consumers on companies such as McDonald’s and Perdue Farms. But a new analysis by academics who study antibiotic use predicts that the drugs may not actually be going …

Agriculture

Silicon Valley's Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Just Went To Jury

The trial that has captivated Silicon Valley had its closing arguments today. Here's what happened — and what's at stake.<p>Tuesday, after 20 days in court and years of legal wrangling, the two sides in Ellen Pao's gender discrimination case against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield …

Silicon Valley

IMF agrees: Decline of union power has increased income inequality

Discussions of the causes of income inequality typically focus on financial deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy as key drivers of the trend. In a new paper, the<p>International Monetary Fundbroadens the debate by taking a closer look at the effect of declining union power.<p>The IMF's analysis …

Economics

Facebook Wants To Own Everything You Do On The Internet

At Facebook’s F8 conference today, it unveiled a number of big new changes to its service that transforms Messenger into a platform, expands Facebook Video even further and offers deeper integrations than ever for developers.<p>The changes are actually really cool and great news for developers — …

Internet

NSA Doesn't Need to Spy on Your Calls to Learn Your Secrets

Governments and corporations gather, store, and analyze the tremendous amount of data we chuff out as we move through our digitized lives. Often this …