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A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR

“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”<p>When Josiah Zayner watched a biotech CEO drop his pants at a biohacking conference and inject himself with an untested herpes treatment, he realized things had gone off the rails.<p>Zayner is no stranger to stunts in …

Genetic Engineering

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Our 113 Most Useful Links for Photographers

One of the wonderful things about the photography world are how many people put in countless talent online to serve the industry. This ranges from an …

My professional network was weaker because it lacked diversity. A simple change helped me fix it

I’ve always thought diversity wasa good thing. But a few years ago, I took a look at my social and professional circles and realized that I was surrounded by people who were a lot like me.<p>I’m an Asian-American (and one-quarter French) man in my 30s who grew up in a middle-class home. I went to …

Time I

Even in countries with cheaper local competitors, Amazon and Netflix are succeeding

There are local, country-specific versions of every startup from Amazon to Uber to Warby Parker, many of which are more successful than their US peers. But in the streaming world, Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video seem to dominate globally.<p>New research from Jefferies suggests that Amazon and Netflix …

Video on Demand

How China is preparing for cyberwar

The US and China have made progress on curbing commercial cyberespionage. Now, the global powers need to set limits when it comes to digital …

The first pop song ever written by artificial intelligence is pretty good, actually

We already know that artificial intelligence systems can work in law firms and beat the world champion at a game of Go. Now it turns out that AI can write some pretty good pop songs, too.<p>Researchers at Sony have been working on AI-generated music for years, and has previously used AI to create …

Artificial Intelligence

18 Free Exploratory Data Analysis Tools For People who don't code so well

Introduction<p>Some of these tools are even better than programming (R, Python, SAS) tools.<p>All of us are born with special talents. It’s just a matter …

University of Reddit : Basic Python Programming

3525<p>Basic Python Programming<p>This course will hopefully give you a good sense of what python is like from the very beginning. By the end of the …

Python Programming

How to Build a Simple Football Scouting Algorithm, Part 2

This is Part 2 (obviously). If you haven’t read Part 1, please click here first.<p>Before we dive into isolating some potentially useful variables in …

Soccer

Beyond Excel: What analysts — not data scientists — need

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Alteryx.</i><p>Harvard Business School (HBS) is filled with nearly identical rooms. With the exception of one: Aldrich 108. In that room there is an odd plaque on the wall. Why? Aldrich 108 was the birthplace of VisiCalc. And HBS knows that the first spreadsheet that …

The 10 Coolest Big Data Products Of 2016 (So Far)

<b>SAS Viya</b><p>Viya is a new analytics and visualization platform that can run in either private or public cloud environments. The next-generation software, …

The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks

Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, …

Exercise four hours after learning 'boosts memory'

<b>Intensive physical exercise four hours after learning is the key to remembering information learnt, say Dutch researchers.</b><p>Exercise is known to release proteins that can boost the part of the brain related to memory, and this study suggests the timing of it is crucial.<p>The study, in Current Biology, …

The 49 best educational websites and apps to learn new stuff for free

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>my private newsletter</i><i>.</i><p>Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, …

Learning

The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Branded content camouflages what companies have been trying to do since time immemorial: Sell you stuff. Here’s a better idea.<p>As digital media blunts the impact of advertising, brands are looking for new ways to lure consumers. The latest, buzziest effort has been to publish stories that look and …

Branded Content

The Best SPF Moisturisers For Men

As handsomely bronzed as the sun can make your skin, it’s actually its worst enemy, with exposure causing everything from cosmetic issues like …

Skin Care

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected

New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth’s magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

The Tree of Languages Illustrated in a Big, Beautiful Infographic

<i>Click image, then click again, to enlarge</i><p>Call it counterintuitive clickbait if you must, but Forbes' Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry made an intriguing …

What Space Is Really Like, Using Algorithms to Improve Your Life, and Some Beautiful Natural Spaces

Ways you can use algorithms to improve your day-to-day decision-making, what astronauts say space is really like, the importance of plain language in …

Financial Services

Exclusive: Snowden tried to tell NSA about surveillance concerns, documents reveal

‘The lawyer who responded to Snowden’s inquiry considered calling him, because the inquiry was out of the ordinary.’<p>‘I can’t give you 100% assurance there isn’t any correspondence that may have been overlooked.’<p>How the NSA applied its narrow definition of ‘raising concerns’ to the emails it …

Top 10 KDnuggets tweets, May 25-31

Introducing our Hybrid lda2vec Algorithm via Stitch Fix; #DeepLearning and Deep #Gaussian Processes - explainer; Awesome collection of public …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

Apps

This Startup Build The Next Generation of A.I. Algorithms

Computers are logical inventions. They are meant to organize information and complete numerical tasks without mistakes. However, in the modern world …

Rise Of Automated Trading: Machines Trading S&P 500

More than 60 percent of trading activities with different assets rely on automated trading and machine learning instead of human traders. Today, …

10 Free Apps Worth Checking Out on the Google App Marketplace

Check out these 10 free apps that you can use to create business cards, send reports, create designs, and more.