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Low-level alcohol consumption can help clean the brain

Everyone knows that drinking to excess is bad for your health (and potentially embarrassing), but a new study conducted by researchers at the …

Neuroscience

[D] Read Google's article on UX for AI but how to build personalized products or UX with no user data at the start?

UX for AI, incredibly enjoyable. As someone with experience in deploying/updating ML models in production but no UX experience, I wonder how do …

UX Design

Design Tools Survey

For the last two years I have wanted to host a design tools survey but feared it wouldn't gain enough momentum to be worthwhile. Early in December …

10 findings from psychology that every user researcher should know

There are many findings in psychology that are of general interest to user researchers. But here are 10 that have particularly influenced the way I …

How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree

This article will explore what it’s like to be a Data Scientist, the skillset required, and how to acquire these skills using mostly free or cheap …

Data Science

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The “more” often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like “swamp cooler …

Fannie Mae

What's the Ideal Number of Humans on Earth?

Earth might be looking a little worse for wear, after the last four-hundred years of reckless wide-scale resource extraction, but to its credit it …

The 10 Most Popular Scientific Papers Everyone Was Talking About This Year

We've read all of them. #humblebrag<p>In the academic world, citations matter. But thanks to the internet, the public is increasingly engaging with …

4 Leadership Styles Every Leader Needs to Know

Have you ever given feedback to a team member and felt it wasn’t received well? Or communicated the outcome you want, and what’s eventually delivered …

Millennials Are Screwed

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<p>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

United States

A Dutch artist collective installed a responsive ‘digital organism’ in a forest

The ‘Pixi’ lights are inspired by patterns that exist in nature<p>In the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands, around seven and a half acres of forest are lit up at night by more than a thousand pulsating red lights. The lights can communicate with each other, and are meant to behave like a flock of …

Brazil

Florida Dairy Workers Seen Beating And Kicking Cows In Undercover Video

The farm previously supplied Publix Super Markets, which has suspended deliveries.<p>A Florida dairy farm is under criminal investigation after an undercover video from an animal rights group revealed workers kicking cows in the head and beating them with metal rods.<p><i>Warning: The following video</i> …

This augmented reality concept is like a real-life video game tutorial for your Airbnb rental

We’ve seen some cool uses for Apple’s ARKit and other phone-based augmented reality, but this concept design is one of my personal favorites: an AR overlay for settling guests into an Airbnb rental. It’s like a real-life version of the tutorial interface in a video game, except instead of telling …

Google exec: New Seattle building ‘is going to be basically Google Cloud’

Google’s Seattle expansion is no secret, but the search giant hadn’t gone into much detail about which groups would work out of the brand new campus. …

What is the Design Process?

<b>We want to see your design process.</b><br>— Said every interviewer, their voices echoing into the abyss.<p>A d<i>esign process</i> defines every designer’s journey to …

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

Web Design

This French school is using facial recognition to find out when students aren’t paying attention

Nestor software will be used for two remote classes at a Paris business school later this year<p>A business school in Paris will soon begin using artificial intelligence and facial analysis to determine whether students are paying attention in class. The software, called Nestor, will be used two …

Education Technology

Salesforce created an algorithm that automatically summarizes text using machine learning

AI-powered tl;dr<p>This year, people are expected to spend more than half their day reading email, articles, or posts on social media, and it’s only going to get worse. To help solve this problem, researchers at Salesforce have developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to produce “surprisingly …

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

Trump tweets align perfectly with comic book supervillain dialogue

‘I’m not ranting and raving!’<p>For as long as Donald Trump has been on Twitter, he’s been known for his outlandish statements and rhetoric. His words have been mocked and parodied in a number of places, like <i>Saturday Night Live</i> and by voiceover actors like Mark Hamill and Billy West. It’s low-hanging …

Donald Trump

Pocket Democracy

Five apps to help you understand and engage with government<p>On February 2nd, 2017, in reaction to President Trump’s threats to cut UC Berkeley funding after protests on campus, undergraduate students Ash Bhat and Rohan Pai quickly designed and launched an app. Three days later Presidential Actions, …

Apps

The Met releases tens of thousands of images of art online for free

Art lovers from around the world, rejoice: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is flooding the internet with classic works from its …

Anti-Trump Protesters Say U.S. Denied Them Entry At Canada Border

Multiple people attempting to legally enter the U.S. to either attend Donald Trump’s inauguration or the Women’s March on Washington <b></b>say they were denied entry at Canada’s U.S. border, with some claiming it was over their political beliefs.<p>“The first thing he asked us point-blank is, ‘Are you anti- …

Use Roli Blocks to control Mac and Windows music production apps

Roli's set of modular music gadgets have been around since November, but today the company announced an update that will come in handy for those who use desktop music production apps. The new Dashboard for Roli Blocks allows you to employ the LED touch-sensitive pad to control software like Logic …

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

MIT's 'Moral Machine' wants you to decide who dies in a self-driving car accident

If there’s an unavoidable accident in a self-driving car, who dies? This is the question researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) want you to answer in ‘Moral Machine.’<p>The simplistic website is sort of like the famed ‘Trolley Problem’ on steroids. If you’re unfamiliar, according …

Amazon upgrades its Prime credit card with 5 percent cashback

Amazon and Chase Bank’s Prime credit card has simple appeal: every time you buy stuff from Amazon you get money back (in the form of points) for further purchases. The card has been around for a few years now, but today got a neat little upgrade: instead of getting 3 percent cashback on Amazon …

Personal Finance

FarmLogs raises $22 million to help farmers improve crop yield with big data

Data-focused crop-management startup FarmLogs has raised $22 million in a funding round led by Naspers Ventures, the VC arm of South African media giant Naspers, with participation from existing investors Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, SV Angel, and Y Combinator …

Venture Capital

Obama and Clinton loyalists grapple with Trump recession

Trump’s unexpected win has Democrats coping with a vastly smaller job market for their skills.<p>The job market is about to get even more crowded for Washington Democrats, as thousands of Obama appointees join the hundreds of Clinton campaign staffers looking for employment.<p>There’s rarely been less …

Employment