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Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

10 Super Weird Emotions You've Felt But Could Never Describe

How often have you been in the situation where you feel something but it doesn’t fall under the typical emotional categories like ‘happy,’ ‘sad,’ …

Psychology

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

Japan has ruled to spy on all Muslims – after living there, I'm not surprised

Earlier last month I was strolling through a park in downtown Tokyo, when a child suddenly caught sight of me and screamed – "Daddy, daddy! It's a …

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

Scientific Research

Geometrical Tattoos By Jasper Andres Beautifully Fuse Geometry With Nature

New Zealand-based tattooist Jasper Andres creates beautiful minimal tattoos. Using his delicate touch, Jasper blends together the graceful figures of …

Robots Are Learning Complex Tasks Just by Watching Humans Do Them

Industrial robots used to be big, unwieldy, and dangerous, but new “human-safe” robots are now commonplace on automotive lines, working right next to people. Yet these robots are awkward coworkers; they coexist with us but do not meaningfully collaborate. Robots often need to be explicitly told how …

There's a Real, Scientific Reason We Love Oral Sex

Let's take it back to basics.<p>Why do we engage in oral sex? As foreplay, or because we genuinely like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there is a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply moving from third base to fourth base. We all know why we have an innate need …

Love

Why is AI female? How our ideas about sex and service influence the personalities we give machines

Consider the artificially intelligent voices you hear on a regular basis. Are any of them men? Whether it’s Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, …

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Hospitality

Here's the Best Time to Book a Plane Ticket

Remember this number to get a deal worth bragging about.<p>If you're in midst of planning a romantic getaway (or, let's be honest, non-exciting plans to go see the in-laws when the kids are out of school), you might wanna consider putting this magic number in your iCalendar right now: 54.<p>Why 54, you …

Statistician with near-perfect election formula says prepare yourself for President Trump

A Stony Brook University professor of political science named Helmut Norpoth, who developed an almost perfect statistical formula model that predicts who will become president, has declared that if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, he will almost certainly become President of the United …

5 Things You Have to Stop Saying to People You Care About

Source: Lewis Tse Pui Lung/Shutterstock<p>I’m not asking you to strip your refrigerator of feel-good magnets or to toss all of those inspirational …

There’s a New Approach to Fighting Cancer: Keeping Cancer Cells Alive

It’s evolution, people.<p>While conventional cancer chemotherapy involves administering the maximum tolerated dose of medication to the patient in the …

The Neural Network That Remembers

<i>“On tap at the brewpub. A nice dark red color with a nice head that left a lot of lace on the glass. Aroma is of raspberries and chocolate. Not much</i> …

Good machine learning course for "advanced beginner" which also goes into more complex data generation (yes, i've used the search bar and read FAQ)

I have already taken the undergraduate machine learning course that my university offers. We went over the theory behind linear regression, gradient …

Machine Learning