Meghana Raj

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Google DeepMind open sources Sonnet so you can build neural networks in TensorFlow even quicker

Google’s DeepMind announced today that it was open sourcing Sonnet, its object-oriented neural network library. Sonnet doesn’t replace TensorFlow, it’s simply a higher-level library that meshes well with DeepMind’s internal best-practices for research.<p>Specifically, DeepMind says in its blog post …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

Five weak words you should avoid—and what to use instead

When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were filled with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them I was sabotaging myself and my writing.<p>Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime—and when they do, they destroy the power of our …

Ensure a Sickness-Free Year With These 6 Habits

Keeping healthy is not always expensive or complex. The devil is always in the little details. If you can cultivate these habits, you will be well on your way to a healthy year!<p>Credit<p>One of the greatest blessings anyone can have is living a healthy life. But the abundance of sicknesses and diseases …

Immune System

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

A New Kind of Computer Chip Could Soon Make Your Smartphone Way More Powerful

And it could save you some battery too.<p>Your smartphone is already pretty smart. Chances are it has a GPU (for graphics) and a CPU (for everything else) packed into its tiny microchip brain. Those two parts alone make it more powerful than entire desktop PCs from only a decade or so ago, but a new …

Going 'Wild': Why more women are seeking out adventure

<b>(CNN) —</b> If your idea of a vacation with friends involves a giant margarita, poolside massages or slot machines, you might be surprised by the latest travel trend. Grab your hiking boots and backpacks — more and more people are planning vacations that feature tents instead of hotel rooms, and …

Unbelievable But True: These Foods Account for More Than 60% of Calories in Americans’ Diets

This is really what we’re packing into our cart at the supermarket<p>Your shopping cart is probably filled with crap: <b>Most of the food we purchase is heavily processed</b>, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found.<p>In the study, 61 percent of the calories purchased each year …

39 Gloriously Awkward Photos of Celebrities at Prom

#TBT!<p>Before they graduated to red carpets, stylists, and glam squads, many of our favorite A-listers had that same quintessential high school moment as the rest of us—and in many cases, all the awkwardness and, um, <i>interesting</i> fashion choices that come with it. Here, see #TBT prom portraits of …

Cannes 2015 Fashion: The Hottest Red Carpet Trends

This year's Cannes Film Festival has almost come to a close, but the attendees have given us enough style inspo to last all summer.<p>The A-list hit the …

Microsoft Surface 3 Review: Laptop Destroyer

Previous attempts to cross breed laptop and tablet has spawned some questionable creations that have been rightly consigned to the history books, filed under ‘oops’.<p>Not so with Microsoft’s Surface range. The tablet/laptop (tabtop?) in question is the Surface 3, the slightly less glitzy version of …

IPad Air

An app that has helped millennials save $25 million

Investors -- and millennials -- are nuts about Acorns.<p>Acorns is a new investment app that lets people automatically invest spare change from debit and credit card purchases.<p>On Wednesday, the eight-month old app announced that it banked$23 million in its third round of funding. The new round comes …

Venture Capital