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Underrated San Francisco landmarks every local should visit at least once

The Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and Chinatown are amazing, don't get us wrong. But San Francisco is a fascinating city that offers tourists — and locals — dozens more landmarks off the beaten path.<p>In the hopes of highlights some of the city's best low-key landmarks, we compiled a list of our …

San Francisco

Hookup Culture: The Unspoken Rules Of Sex On College Campuses

Few topics send the media into a panic like the idea of hookup culture on college campuses. But are college students actually having more sex than their parents did a generation ago? Research suggests the answer is no.<p>Lisa Wade, a sociologist at Occidental College, says something <i>has</i> changed, …

There is no Trump pivot, and there never will be

Boy, the “new Trump” sure disappeared fast.<p>In recent weeks, Washington has been abuzz over the new Donald Trump. He was quarreling with Republicans. He was dealing with Democrats. He had rid himself of Steve Bannon. He had elevated Gen. John Kelly. Finally, the long-awaited pivot had happened, and …

U.S. Politics

Yes, the Republican Party has become pathological. But why?

We’re not going to fix American democracy until we can explain why the GOP went crazy.<p>In response to a recent essay I published here on Vox about the dangers of our current hyperpartisanship, Jonathan Chait offered some pushback. Whereas I lay blame for our current dysfunctional polarization on the …

Democratic Party

Scientists Resolve Mysterious Violation to Einstein's Relativity

Even if you don’t know much physics, you probably know one of its core tenets: an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in …

Mueller Rents Giant Warehouse to Store Evidence Against Trump

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Robert Mueller is renting a massive warehouse facility in suburban Virginia to accommodate the approximately forty cubic tons of evidence against Donald Trump that the independent counsel’s investigation is generating on a daily basis.<p>Employing over two thousand …

Paul Manafort

6 Ways to Eat Oats You Might Not Know About

It goes far beyond oatmeal, friends.<p>September 17, 2017<p>Until I got myself into the internet world of recipe-making a few years back, I only associated …

The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

The Coca Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. Every single day the world consumes more that 1.9 billion servings of their drinks including brands like Coca Cola (including Diet and Zero) as well as Fanta, …

Coca-Cola

Beginner's Guide to the Principle of Alignment in Graphic Design

One of the principles of design, alignment refers to lining up the top, bottom, sides, or middle of text or graphic elements on a page.<p>Horizontal …

These four easy steps can make you a math whiz

Many people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is for you. If not, this piece is still for you.<p>What do you think of when you think about …

Javascript Variable Scope & Closures: A Primer

Javascript might seem like a pretty approachable programming language to most people, however certain concepts can prove quite tricky for beginners. …

A coffee expert shares 7 accessories that'll make your cup of coffee taste even better

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Like most luxuries we love to enjoy (and buy), many of us eventually try to learn how to replicate them in our home. Either to save costs …

Coffeemakers

How neural networks think

Artificial-intelligence research has been transformed by machine-learning systems called neural networks, which learn how to perform tasks by …

Blackbox

A programmer’s cleaning guide for messy sensor data

In this tutorial, I'll explain how to use Pandas and Python to work with messy data. If you have never used Pandas before and know the basics of …

How to Buy a Phone Now That 2-Year Contracts Are Dead

Two-year cell phone contracts are officially dying. T-Mobile dumped them years ago, then Verizon followed suit late last year. With AT&T set to get …

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Researchers Have Discovered the Mechanism for Memory Retrieval

Where Memories Form<p>New research suggests that the subiculum, a part of the hippocampus that is rarely studied, is central to the memory retrieval …

Elon Musk's Research Venture Has Trained AI To Teach Itself

Boosting Performance<p>As part of its effort to find better ways to develop and train “safe artificial general intelligence,” OpenAI has been releasing …

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 …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Teaching A.I. Systems to Behave Themselves

SAN FRANCISCO — At OpenAI, the artificial intelligence lab founded by Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, machines are teaching themselves to behave like humans. But sometimes, this goes wrong.<p>Sitting inside OpenAI’s San Francisco offices on a recent afternoon, the researcher Dario Amodei showed …

End-to-end encryption isn't enough security for 'real people'

Government officials continue to seek technology companies’ help fighting terrorism and crime. But the most commonly proposed solution would severely …

Malcolm Turnbull

Must-Read Tips For Taking Amazing iPhone Photos

Apple’s iPhone is an incredibly popular smartphone—in fact, the odds are decent that you’re reading this story on one right now. But beyond using it …

James Damore has sued Google. His infamous memo on women in tech is still nonsense.

Don’t be taken in by the document’s faux-reasonable tone.<p><i>James Damore, the man fired by Google last year after he wrote a memo arguing that there may be biological reasons why women are underrepresented at Google and other tech companies,</i> <i>has sued</i> <i>his former employer. The suit alleges that Google</i> …

Everything you ever wanted to know about serverless computing but were afraid to ask

We’ve heard the buzzword, we hear the excitement, but what exactly is serverless computing and why should I care about it?<p>Serverless computing is …

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …

Elon Musk’s tweets about his own mental health offer a glimpse inside a brilliant mind

There are few people in tech who capture our attention in quite the same way as Elon Musk. Whether he’s arguing with Mark Zuckerberg about the dangers of AI, or he’s breaking Hyperloop news on Twitter, he’s usually good for a headline or two.<p>Today he’s making a splash for frank comments about what …

Elon Musk

Using AI to Break Detection Models

Pitting machine learning bots against one another is the new spy vs. spy battle in cybersecurity today.

SLIM: An open, transparent, hand-computable sentencing algorithm

Machine learning companies are making big bucks selling opaque, secretive sentencing algorithm tools to America's court systems: the vendors of these …

String Theorist Observed A Gravitational ‘Deep Universe’ Anomaly Here On Earth

Modern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality — especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving physical …