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Ten handy python libraries for (aspiring) data scientists

Data science has gathered a lot of steam in the past few years, and most companies now acknowledge the integral role data plays in driving business …

Machine Learning

The Japanese Professor Who's Spent Three Decades Perfecting a Human Avatar

Susumu Tachi feels like the moment for telexistence has finally come.<p>When Susumu Tachi made his first prototype telexistence machine in 1981, he was amazed at what he saw. As he peered through the contraption, he glimpsed another version of himself from behind, looking through the very same …

India’s middle class is actually the world’s poor

Virtually the entire discussion among economists on defining the middle class in “emerging economies” pertains to levels of consumption expenditure or income. No doubt, income is a relevant indicator, but not when taken in isolation.<p>None of them attempt to base the definition on the concerned …

Income Inequality

Religion has been dividing human society for 2,000 years, say scientists

Scientists have found religious ties did not bind early societies together as had previously been thought, but actually caused conflict<p>Whether religion is a good or bad force in the world has been a strong topic of debate for a very long time.<p>Scientists have claimed that religion has actually been …

No, the Best Science Students Aren’t Becoming Financiers

A lot of people are worried about the career choices of today’s most talented science and engineering students. And not just their parents.<p>Since the 2008 financial crisis, policy makers, professors, politicians, and others have expressed concern over America’s best and brightest minds electing to …