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What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Consciousness

It's Not Alarmist: Trump and the Republican Party Could Destroy the World

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on stage during a campaign event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, August …

Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’

Several months ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins made headlines with a stunning animated visualization of the change in global temperature over the past 150 years. At the time, he told The Washington Post that the graphic was an attempt to “communicate in a different way,” and his efforts seemed to …

Climate Change

Build a Real-Time Scheduling App Using AngularJS and Firebase

Real-time applications provide so much functionality across so many different types of applications. There's Google Drive real-time editing, Twitter …

This new Antarctica study is bad news for climate change doubters

For a number of years now, climate change skeptics have argued that there’s a key part of the Earth’s climate system that upends our expectations about global warming, and that is showing trends that actually cut in the opposite direction.<p>This supposed contrary indicator is the sea ice that rings …

Global Warming

Want to work in Silicon Valley? Move to Seattle

Seattle doesn’t want to grow up to be Silicon Valley. It’s happy just to grab companies with good prospects that are unwilling, or unable, to pay the high price of expanding in San Francisco and the Bay Area.<p>A steady parade of tech firms, including some of the giants from Silicon Valley, have set …

How Dirt Cleans Water

<b>Key concepts</b><br>Filtration<br>Aquifers<br>Permeable and impermeable soil<br>Groundwater<p><b>Introduction</b><br>Have you ever noticed the claim on a bottle of water that it …

The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch

Remember how our homebrew router embarrassed off-the-shelf options? Go make your own.<p>After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf …

Finally, Real-Time Django Is Here: Get Started with Django Channels

<i>Today, we're thrilled to host Jacob Kaplan-Moss. Jacob's a former Herokai and long-time core contributor to Django, and he's here to share an</i> …

5 Steps to Successful Enterprise UX Research

April 20, 2016When an abundance of stakeholders are involved in a product, user research is the only way to focus a whole team on the real needs and …

Software Defined Radio App Store

Software defined radios (SDRs) can–in theory–do almost anything you need a radio to do. Voice? Data? Frequency hopping? Trunking? No problem, you …

Ford's self-driving car can operate in complete darkness

Ford said Monday that it has successfully tested one of its self-driving Ford Fusions in complete darkness — no headlights and no street lighting whatsoever. It was so dark you actually needed night vision goggles to even see the cars.<p>"The purpose for doing the testing at night was to test a …

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization