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Telomeres, Aging and Cancer | Learn Science at Scitable

Introduction<p>How do the natural ends of chromosomes — called telomeres — differ from chromosome ends generated at the site of a chromosomal break? …

Medicine

MyStory: Step by Step process of How I Became a Machine Learning Expert in 10 Months

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Machine Learning

A Short Guide to Hard Problems

What’s easy for a computer to do, and what’s almost impossible? Those questions form the core of computational complexity. We present a map of the …

Mathematics

Astronomers discover 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter - one on collision course with the others

Valetudo (one of Jupiter's moons) is driving down the highway on the wrong side of the road. Scott Sheppard, Carnegie Institution<p>One of a dozen new moons discovered around Jupiter is circling the planet on a suicide orbit that will inevitably lead to its violent destruction, astronomers …

Astronomy

I’m a woman about to turn 60: here’s what I’ve learned about life | Suzanne Moore

What do women really want? To be told: “Good on ya for that Nobel prize.” Too often, people seem to think it is, “You’ve lost weight,” or, “You don’t look your age” – which is just a way of saying: “Well done, you, for not being on this planet long and for not taking too much space on it.”<p>There is …

Boris Johnson

It's Official: Open Plan Offices Are Now the Dumbest Management Fad of All Time

A new study from Harvard reveals that open plan offices decrease rather than increase face-to-face collaboration.<p>Over the decades, a lot of really stupid management fads have come and gone, including:<p><i>Six Sigma,</i> where employees wear different colored belts (like in karate) to show they've been …

The Workplace

Three Recent Books On Physics And Philosophy

One of the evergreen topics in my social-media circles has to do with the relationship between physics and philosophy, which generally comes up in the form of accusations that physicists are too dismissive of philosophy. This may be an indication that I need to get out more.<p>The interaction of …

Quantum Mechanics

The Quiet German

The astonishing rise of Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in the world.<p>A summer afternoon at the Reichstag. Soft Berlin light filters down through the great glass dome, past tourists ascending the spiral ramp, and into the main hall of parliament. Half the members’ seats are empty. At the …

Cosmic neutrino points back to blazar driven by supermassive black hole

A high-energy neutrino detected by IceCube in 2017 was created in a blazar – an intense source of radiation powered by a supermassive black hole. …

Physics

Who Really Stands to Win from Universal Basic Income?

It has enthusiasts on both the left and the right. Maybe that’s the giveaway.<p>In 1795, a group of magistrates gathered in the English village of Speenhamland to try to solve a social crisis brought on by the rising price of grain. The challenge was an increase in poverty, even among the employed. …

Income Inequality

#NearMissToronto helps track close calls on the road | The Star

“Suddenly, what’s supposed to be the safe pedestrian crossing becomes a dangerous one,” Reid said.<p>Kyle Ashley, a parking enforcement officer with the …

Social Media

Science: You Get 150 Friends and 25 Places (So Choose Well)

We all go to a surprisingly small number of places, and that number appears to be fixed.<p>Germans have the concept of the <i>stammtisch</i>. Greeks frequent their <i>stegi</i>. Brits are loyal to their local. Around the world, it seems, people have a tendency to form strong attachments to a neighborhood hang-out. …

University of London

Tech companies just woke up to a big problem with their AI

Tech companies are beginning to accept that the artificial intelligence they’re building their futures on could be flawed. From studies showing that language-processing AI can be sexist to more recent research on facial recognition’s failures on darker skin tones, years of research have erupted …

Artificial Intelligence

Want Instant Motivation? Read This Book Now.

Recently, I started reading it again. Immediately, my workouts got more intense. I began thinking bigger about my goals and my vision for my future.<p>I've read hundreds (potentially thousands) of self-help and business books over the past decade. Very few have the <i>it-factor</i>. Some of them do, though. …

Motivation

As Israelis, we call on the world to intervene on behalf of Palestinians | Ilana Hammerman and David Harel

The state of Israel is facing a catastrophic situation, which could, alarmingly soon, lead to extensive bloodshed. It is time for the international community to act decisively. Substantive external pressure – political, economic and cultural – offers the only chance of emerging from this impossible …

Israel

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

Do people change? You asked Google – here's the answer | Eleanor Morgan

Give a person the right resources and, within an hour or so, they could dramatically change their physical appearance. They might dye their hair or shave it all off. Change the colour of their eyes. Wear a prosthetic nose. Fake teeth. Seven-inch heels. The list of potential superficial …

Psychology

Autism traits could be 'edited' out genetic trial suggests

Autism traits may be “edited” out using new genetic techniques, scientists have said, following a successful trial.<p>Researchers are hailing a breakthrough after they used cutting-edge gene editing to to significantly reduce repetitive behaviour associated with the disorder.<p>The technique, which was …

Autism

This is how the robot uprising finally begins - MIT Technology Review

The robot arm is performing a peculiar kind of Sisyphean task. It hovers over a glistening pile of cooked chicken parts, dips down, and retrieves a …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Is Patenting Technology to Spy on You Through Your Smartphone Camera and Microphone

The company says it may not use these patents. Does that make you feel better?<p>Is Facebook using your computer camera to read your facial expressions and determine how you feel about what you see on your screen? Is it using your phone's microphone to eavesdrop on you and find out what television …

Privacy

Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 …

Archaeology

After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval. For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until …

Homelessness

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Psychology

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by massive 30-year study

A massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining a cohort of over one million people has found a strong association between persons suffering …

Medical Research

The Work You Do, the Person You Are

The pleasure of being necessary to my parents was profound. I was not like the children in folktales: burdensome mouths to feed.<p>All I had to do for the two dollars was clean Her house for a few hours after school. It was a beautiful house, too, with a plastic-covered sofa and chairs, wall-to-wall …

How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

Happiness is not a state as far as Aristotle is concerned, it’s an activity, says Professor Edith Hall, and you just have to decide to become happier<p>You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries …

Happiness