Michael S. Langston

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Mathematical models could predict the next terrorist attack

Even with intelligence, terrorist attacks seemingly occur at random. But new research from UCL suggests that they're not so random after all -- and a …

How To Spot a Bogus Statistic | Inc.com

Last week, Bill Gates recommended that over the summer everyone should read the book How To Lie With Statistics. Since that's a book that I've also repeatedly recommended, I thought I give an example of how to use the book effectively.<p>Earlier today, I ran across an opinion piece using a statistic …

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Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

Barack Obama Vows to Veto Any Short-Term Fix to Fund Government

U.S. President lays down gauntlet ahead of fiscal showdown with congressional Republicans<p>WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama vowed to veto any short-term extension to fund the government, laying down a gauntlet ahead of a fiscal showdown with congressional Republicans in the coming weeks.<p>Mr. Obama, …

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Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Quantum Mechanics