Patricia Plunkett

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In Praise of Elizabeth Hardwick

There are books that enter your life before their time; you can acknowledge their beauty and excellence, and yet walk away unchanged. This was how I first read Elizabeth Hardwick’s “Sleepless Nights,” after it was recommended in David Shields’ “Reality Hunger,” a thrilling manifesto that tries to …

Books

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Quantum Computing

Google announces AutoML Vision, Natural Language, Translation, and Contact Center AI

Today at Google’s Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, the Mountain View company announced it’s expanding Cloud AutoML — the machine learning platform it announced at Google I/O last year — into new domains.<p>Starting this week, AutoML Vision, a graphical drag-and-drop tool that lets users …

Machine Learning

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

This Book About the Anatomy of DC Heroes and Villains Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

Ever wanted to know what the inside of Superman’s eyeball looks like? Well, now you do, in stunningly beautiful detail.<p>Coming this September, <i>Anatomy</i> …

The Woman Whose Hair Frightens Iran

<b>THE WIND IN MY HAIR</b> <b><br>My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran</b><br>By Masih Alinejad<br>Illustrated. 400 pp. Little, Brown & Company. $28<p>When Masih Alinejad was a girl in the tiny Iranian village of Ghomikola, her father — who eked out a living selling chickens, ducks and eggs — once brought home a thick yellow …

Julian Schrittwieser

A few years ago, when Julian Schrittwieser joined the Google-owned artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, the board game Go was often called the Holy …

Artificial Intelligence

Mark: the world’s first 4K drone positioned by Visual Inertial Odometry

With VIO technology similar to the one used in the Mars Rovers, the Mark drone from Shenzhen-based company HighGreat promises true autonomous flying …

This dragon drone is the stuff of techno nightmares

University of Tokyo researchers have created a “dragon drone” that is capable of flying and changing shape mid-flight. <b>The drone is modeled after traditional dragon kites and made of interlinked smaller drones.</b> And yep, “dragon” is actually an acronym for “Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with …

15-Year-Old Artist Creates Incredible Animal Drawings From Memory

While some artists are trained in their crafts, others seem to be born with an innate talent and creative drive. At two-years-old, Serbian child prodigy Dušan Krtolica began drawing as soon as he was old enough to hold a pencil. When we first discovered Krtolica’s work four years ago, aged 11, he …

Drawing

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Award Winning Peaches and Cream Pie Recipe

"I am always asked for the recipe when I take this anywhere. Plus I won 5 blue ribbons and Best Pie of Show for this pie. It's a great …

Top 10 Best Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Tools Today

<b>Top 10 Best Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Tools For You</b><p>Artificial Intelligence is profoundly changing the way we consider technology. …

19 Data Science Tools for people who aren't so good at programming

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Data Science

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Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Do you like change? If you do, then living in the present is an exhilarating experience. For those who don’t, buckle up as we are only going to see …

NASA’s stunning video of the Lagoon Nebula will put your dumb life in perspective

In case you thought your problems were of any significance whatsoever, a new NASA video of the Lagoon Nebula is here to remind you that they absolutely are not.<p>Oh, did you have a bad day at work? The Lagoon Nebula doesn’t care. Maybe you won a big prize and impressed everyone? Well, this nebula …

Nebulas

A strange fungus called devil’s tooth (Hydnellum peckii) excretes a red “juice” that’s sure to catch...

A strange fungus called devil’s tooth (Hydnellum peckii) excretes a red “juice” that’s sure to catch your eye—but don’t worry, it’s not blood! When …

Trump's feud with Amazon is really about the Washington Post's success | Jill Abramson

The paper owned by Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, has relentlessly investigated the president and Trump is out for revenge<p>Donald Trump’s savage attacks on Jeff Bezos and Amazon mark a sharp escalation in the president’s attacks on the free press. Trump v Bezos is really a proxy war: the president’s …

Donald Trump

Deep Learning by Andrew Ng (deeplearning.ai): A Course-by-Course Review

Andrew Ng’s five courser aims to give newbies and practitioners a crash course on all things deep learning – from fully connected neural networks to …

Republicans rigged our democracy. Here's how Democrats can fight back | David Faris

Republicans have been using the constitution’s flaws to wage a one-sided war against their political opponents. It’s time for Democrats to respond<p>Donald Trump wasn’t elected because Democrats lost a policy fight in 2016. What Democrats did was lose a procedural fight that has been going on since …

Government

Top 10 Algorithms Every Programmer Must Know

The current world is experiencing an enormous upsurge in technological developments. New innovations are being introduced on a day to day basis. The …

Raschietto: a simple library for web scraping

I often find myself in a situation where I need to get data from a website that has no API or RSS feed. There exists many different web scraping …

Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2018

• Machine learning patents grew at a 34% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2017, the third-fastest growing category of all patents granted.<br>• International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that spending on AI and ML will grow from $12B in 2017 to $57.6B by 2021.<br>• Deloitte Global predicts …

Machine Learning

42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

Land Artist Arranges Stones and Leaves Into Mesmerizing Mandalas and Spirals

Yorkshire-based artist James Brunt employs sticks, stones, and other ephemeral materials to create elaborate ephemeral art. Featuring intricate mandalas, infinite spirals, and one-of-a-kind sculptures, his series of outdoor installations continues contemporary art‘s tradition of creatively using …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software