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Should data scientists using R and Python switch over to Julia?

It might be time for data scientists to learn a new programming language. Particularly if they have a need for speed.<p>Last week, the lead developers behind the open source programming language Julia announced the 1.0 release of their project. This signals that the language, which is optimized for …

Machine Learning

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mmhmm'

Pop quiz: What's a word you use a hundred times a day — that doesn't show up in the dictionary?<p>Give up? Mmhmm.<p>You got it! Mmhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.<p>Once upon a time, English …

Linguistics

Self-Taught Nigerian Photographer Stuns The Internet With Her Portraits Of African People With Unique Beauty

Perhaps you remember 5-year-old rising star Jare, 'the most beautiful girl in the world'? Well, the photographer behind her hauntingly beautiful …

Photography

Are We Alone?

According to different estimations the human species has been around for plus minus 4 millions years. What might seem a lot to the mortal human being is a mere blink of an eye in the timeline of the universe.<p>So young a civilization, we are nevertheless pragmatically discussing the cyborgization of …

Universe

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse

We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.<p>When we're all reading books aloud to each other for entertainment again, it's possible that 2018 will be …

Internet

Scientist Finds a Hidden Diagnosis in Heart Rate Data From Fitness Watches

An algorithm can diagnose the heart condition that plagued Larry Bird.<p>A human heart beats about 86,000 times per day, accelerating if you drink …

Fibrillation

Omarosa just dropped a bombshell claim about Trump, Hillary Clinton's emails and WikiLeaks

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed President Trump knew about stolen Hillary Clinton emails before they were released by WikiLeaks and that she’s been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>The new claims …

Donald Trump

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Weeks of preparation made this "impossible" shot National Geographic's best travel photo of 2017

National Geographic announced the winner of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year contest this week, awarding Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco the top honor. His stunning photo of a lightning bolt crackling over an erupting volcano earned him the first prize. Thanks to Velasco’s …

Travel Photography

Thirty micrometres a minute: scientists discover the speed of death

<b>Name:</b> The speed of death.<p><b>Age:</b> Not sure that is entirely relevant.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Cellular.<p><b>You’re talking in riddles.</b> I’m bracing myself for some seriously hard science.<p><b>Stop beating about the bush and get on with it.</b> OK, here goes. Two Stanford University systems biologists, Xianrui Cheng and James …

Stanford University

The Most Beautiful Place to Visit in Every Country in Southeast Asia

The two months I spent in Southeast Asia while backpacking were a little overwhelming, because there was just so much to look at, all the time. When …

South-east Asia

The best free games on Steam

If you have the time and hard drive space, you can squeeze a huge amount of free entertainment out of your Steam client. With that in mind we've …

PC Gaming

Let This Percussionist Blow Your Mind With The Fibonacci Sequence

<b>Updated:</b> <i>August 13, 3:10 p.m. ET.</i><p>Rhythm nerd alert! Bow down, drummers! Our social feeds have been on fire with a mind-bending, gasp-worthy video posted by percuss.ioearlier this week — below — made by the accomplished Indian percussionist B.C. Manjunath. He's a master of <i>konnakol</i>-- the Carnatic, or …

Percussion

The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything

Properly mixed, the medicine came out as a dark brown liquid. A nurse brought the intravenous bag to the side of a recliner, where a man with brain cancer sat. The nurse hung the plump bag on a stand and prepared the treatment for delivery. The moment had arrived for BXQ-350 to meet its first human …

Cancer

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a development that could dramatically change the composition of the federal penitentiary system, Republicans are projected to pick up as many as seventy seats in prison, a leading incarceration expert said on Thursday.<p>“Prognostication is an inexact science,” …

Donald Trump

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

Cell Phone Use and Blindness Linked by "Toxic" Oxygen in New Study

We're spending more time in front of screens than ever.<p>Scientists have found the chemical reason that blue lights are bad for our eyes. We know that …

Research

18 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How Life Before AutoCAD Looked Like

Before the advent of AutoCAD and other drafting softwares, the engineering drawings were made on sheet of papers using drawing boards. Many …

Drawing

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's (No Matter Your Age)

<i>By the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people in need of full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease, a number equal to the populations</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

Hiroshima

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

Climate Change

7 Job Skills Of The Future (That AIs And Robots Can't Do Better Than Humans)

When I talk to people about AI (artificial intelligence) and the 4th industrial revolution, I often get asked what skills we should develop to prepare ourselves.<p>My answer is twofold: First, it’s important to understand the developments in AI and technology. Learn about the advancements being made …

Artificial Intelligence

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, …

Cancer

Planet-hunting Kepler Telescope Wakes up, Phones Home

Nearing the end of its life, the spectacularly successful mission is still churning out new observations

Universe

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Facebook Ads

Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume (infographic)

Are you in to independent films? You probably enjoy the Focus Features studio, which prides itself on its indie credentials. Focus Features is owned …

Media Industry