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16 rib-tickling jokes that are guaranteed to get a laugh every time

According to those that tell them…<p>Having a dynamite joke can get you out of trouble or just be a neat party trick, and this collection is packed to …

Python Plotting With Matplotlib (Guide)

A picture says a thousand words, and with Python’s <b>matplotlib</b> library, it fortunately takes far less than a thousand words of code to create a …

I’m a law professor, and I teach my students how to destroy American democracy

In my classes on authoritarian regimes, I used to lecture my students on how modern authoritarians have abandoned the openly repressive tactics of their predecessors. Today’s authoritarians frequently come to power by democratic elections and then erode democracy through seemingly legitimate means. …

Political Science

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Power Causes Brain Damage

How leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise<p>If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually magnetic. …

Apple-Glazed Crockpot Pork Roast

Pork and apples are a natural combination. This simple slow cooker meal for Apple-Glazed Crockpot Pork Roast cooks all day while you are away. You'll …

Paraplegic man standing and moving legs again as scientists rewire spine

A paraplegic man who lost the use of his legs following a motorcycle accident is standing and moving again after doctors stimulated his spinal cord using electrical signals.<p>The 32-year-old was paralysed from the waist down after completely severing his spine in the crash, and had made no progress …

Spinal Cords

The Secret Netflix Codes That Let You Unlock Hidden TV And Movie Categories

If you were getting bored of the normal Netflix genres -- dramas, comedies, horror movies -- then read on for this life hack.<p>By just tacking a number …

Horror Movies

Want 90 per cent off of land? Smooth Rock Falls, Ont. is looking to boost its population

A northern Ontario town nearly ruined by the collapse of its local paper industry is offering generous incentives to those who want to move there and …

Taxes

Mein Kampf My Struggle

A Two-Volume Book Written by Adolf Hitler<p>By 1925, 35-year-old Adolf Hitler was already a war veteran, leader of a political party, orchestrator of a …

World History

IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain

Since the days of Da Vinci's "Ornithoper", mankind's greatest minds have sought inspiration from the natural world for their technological creations. It's no different in the modern world, where bleeding-edge advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence have begun taking their …

Can You Spot the HUGE Difference Between Trump's Oval Office and His Modern Predecessors?

The Trump White House recently went through a lengthy renovation. The nearly three weeks of work fixed structural and foundational elements of …

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

I can't believe I'd never heard of Ctrl-Shift-T.<p>If I had a dollar for every time I'd accidentally closed a browser tab -- or worse, an entire windowful of 'em -- I'd be rich.<p>But there's a simple keyboard shortcut that can instantly correct this error: <b>Ctrl-Shift-T</b>.<p>Or <b>Apple-Shift-T</b>, if you're using a …

Google

A Radical New Theory Could Change the Way We Build A.I.

One A.I. scientist wants to ditch the metaphor of the brain and think smaller and more basic.<p>From early on, we’re taught that intelligence is …

How to Create a Simple Game in Unreal Engine 4

If you’re starting out in game development, one of the common pieces of advice is to create a basic game. This is because it teaches you how to …

Game Development

Python Data Science Handbook | Python Data Science Handbook

This website contains the full text of the Python Data Science Handbook by Jake VanderPlas; the content is available on GitHub in the form of Jupyter …

GitHub’s new embedded code snippets make it easier to reference specific lines of code

Coding can be a solitary process at times, but on larger projects collaboration is often the key to success. That’s why code-hosting repository GitHub has announced a neat new tool designed to help developers reference specific pieces of code they’re working on with other members of the team.<p>All …

Software Development

Writing Clean Code

I recently started a new job. With every new job comes a new codebase. This is probably my twentieth job. So I've seen a lot of …

27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Give 'em a shot!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Entertainment

Like Humans and Apes, Ravens Can Plan for the Future

There’s no doubt that corvids—the family of birds that includes crows, ravens, jays and magpies—are smart. But as Ed Yong at <i>The Atlantic</i> reports , a …

Birds

"Mind reading" technology can now decode complex thoughts

In the past, "mind reading" systems have been able to guess what single-digit number a person might be thinking of, but deeper thoughts have been …

The Complete Machine Learning Bundle | ZDNet Academy

<b>Quant Trading Using Machine Learning</b><p>Play the Markets Like a Pro After 11 Hours of Integrating Machine Learning into Your Investment …

New Discovery Could Allow Us to Edit Memories to Make Them Less Traumatic

This is huge for those with PTSD.<p>Researchers have recently discovered two different types of memory use completely different processes in the same …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

🌟 Introducing Dash 🌟

Create Reactive Web Apps in pure Python<p>Dash is a Open Source Python library for creating reactive, Web-based applications. Dash started as a public …

We Need Next Generation Algorithms To Harness The Power Of Today's AI Chips

At the GTC technology conference this year, NVIDIA launched their latest and most advanced GPU called Volta. At the center of this chip is Tensor Core, an Artificial Intelligence accelerator that that is poised to usher in the next phase of AI applications. However, our current AI algorithms are …

Artificial Intelligence

New compact electric cargo bike features modular hauling options and a 90+ mile range

<b>Choose a small basket, a big basket, or just a flat rack for either the front or the rear, depending on the cargo, and add a child seat to the back</b> …

AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 Deep Learning Accelerator Unveiled

This week AMD have officially unveiled the new Radeon Instinct family accelerators for deep learning which includes the Radeon Instinct MI25, which …

Google advances AI with ‘one model to learn them all’

Google quietly released an academic paper that could provide a blueprint for the future of machine learning. Called “One Model to Learn Them All,” it lays out a template for how to create a single machine learning model that can address multiple tasks well.<p>The MultiModel, as the Google researchers …

Machine Learning