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How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 1

I am often asked in emails how to go about learning the necessary mathematics for getting a job in quantitative finance or data science if it isn't …

Get this beautiful book to visit electronic nerd heaven

Shenzhen is the electronics capital of the world. It’s where the iPhone is made, as well as basically every tiny electronic component you can possibly think of.<p>I’ve always wanted to visit, but the thought of being thrown into the deep end in China is a little bewildering, particularly as the …

6 Questions with the Man Who Had Sex on the Moon

In 2002, Thad Roberts was a 25-year-old intern at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Like so many young lovers, he had promised his …

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Linguistics

Ancient Virus May Cause Crippling Disease ALS, Study Finds

A virus sleeping deep in our DNA for millions of years may be coming back to life in a form of ALS, killing nerve cells and causing their fatal symptoms, government scientists reported Thursday.<p>And the discovery just might lead to a treatment for ALS, an incurable disease that affects between …

Stanford University researchers analyzed the language in 125 performance reviews from a tech company and found something disturbing

Across a range of industries, they're less likely to get promoted and, as a result, they're underrepresented in senior leadership.<p>New research, spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, yields some insight into the factors that contribute to women's stalled progress. A team of researchers at Stanford …

Qur'an verses dating from seventh century go on view in Birmingham

The Birmingham Qur’an manuscript exhibition officially opens to the public on Friday, but many of the local Muslim community have already been invited in to see the manuscript, on display in a quiet room under the dome of the Birmingham university’s music building. Many were overwhelmed by the …

Archaeology

The Immortal Brain: Would You Go For It?

Last Saturday, two-time Pulitzer prize winner Amy Harmon published a fascinating article in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> about a young dying woman who chose to have her brain preserved in case neuroscience could one day restore her mind back to life.<p>Harmon accompanied her article with another one, on what it …

Physics

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

'There is no God but Allah'? School accused of Islamic indoctrination

Maury County, Tennessee is in the heart of the Bible Belt. So it’s understandable why the local church ladies got all shook up when they discovered that school children had been forced to declare, “There is no God but Allah.”<p>Seventh graders at Spring Hill Middle School spent three weeks covering …

Some Apollo Moon Samples 'Crumbling to Dust'

Some of the moon soil collected by Apollo astronauts has deteriorated significantly during its four-plus decades on Earth, a new study …

Next time someone says students should work their way through college, show them this map

Part of the reason college is so expensive now is that tuition has risen much faster than inflation. But the other reason is that wages have stagnated.<p>The result is that working your way through college, possible in the 1970s and '80s, is now a thing of the past.<p>At the flagship public universities …

Japan police expect bloody violence as biggest yakuza syndicate set to split

War is imminent in the Japanese gang world, police say, as Yamaguchi-gumi – the largest yakuza conglomerate – is facing a split. Authorities are …

This robot chef can make pancakes and pizza

Researchers have created a robotic chef that can flip pancakes and make pizza, in the hopes that it could become a fixture of the kitchens of the …

Your Brain Is Still 30 Times More Powerful Than The Best Supercomputers

Good news, humans!<p>While we can't completely dismiss the idea of an AI-driven robot revolution in the distant future, a new study has found that even …

Think Before You Flip Your Classroom This Year

For a while now I've been saying something provocative about Flipped Learning.<br>"It's the worst idea in the history of teaching."<br>I own that.<br>I've said …

Typewriter, you're fired! How writers learned to love the computer

Even by the standards of the bulbous grey contraption that was the 1980s computer, the Amstrad PCW 8256 was an unlovely thing. The poet Hugo Williams, deciding to stick with his old Adler typewriter, dismissed it as a “grisly gulag of beige plastic”. But while it failed to win over Williams, the …

Crossword Puzzles

NSA phone data collection 'not illegal', US court rules

<b>A US appeals court has overturned a ruling that deemed the National Security Agency's (NSA) bulk collection of phone records to be illegal.</b><p>District of Columbia judges said the plaintiffs had failed to prove they had been targeted for NSA surveillance.<p>Judges in a separate case in New York in May …

How Mr. Robot landed on USA.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> Vulture<i>.</i><p>Here’s one big mystery that won’t be resolved by the Season 1 finale of <i>Mr. Robot</i>, set to air next …

10 Facts You Missed from Robot History Class

Greetings, human meatbags. The robot evolution is happening. It’s been underway for a while, a slow mechanic whirr in the distance of our awareness. During that time many mis-understandings have formed. It’s time to arm yourself with some fascinating factoids. Here’s ten facts to help you prepare …

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment. Now this idea, believe it or not, is quite new. Of course, prevention is always the ideal, but sadly the health care sector has been programmed to curing …

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

The Brain

How Quantum Computers Are Prepared for Hackers

By Dan Goodin in Ars Technica<p>By Jacob Soll in Politico Europe<p>By the Editors of Bloomberg View<p>By Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden in Wired<p>By Max Rosett in the …

Why we haven't discovered life on other planets - and why it hasn't discovered us (yet)

The Night Sky in September: If other planets share Earth's history of ice ages, why would aliens have found us? That, and news about this month's Blood Moon, in our monthly astronomy column<p>The Nasa image by Niccolo Bonfadini shows columns of ice driven by wind into giant towers in Finnish Lapland, …

Deathbed confession may have revealed location of 'Nazi gold train'

A deathbed confession may have revealed the location of a Nazi train rumoured to have been carrying gold, which has been missing in Poland since the second world war.<p>Fortune hunters flock to Polish town after alleged find of Nazi gold train<p>Read more<p>Poland’s deputy culture minister, Piotr Żuchowski, …

History

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Investigations into the ways and means to combat these biases have lagged behind, but that's starting to change.<p>Now a team of researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that people are immune to two key biases when they think in their second, less familiar language.<p>The first half of the …

Carlos Tevez defends Lionel Messi against Argentina critics

Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez came out in defence of his Argentina teammate Lionel Messi in the latest chapter of that country's debate over …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of August 17, 2015)

The Daily Edition was filled with diverse stories this week, from the Ashley Madison hack, to the FDA‘s approval of “Female Viagra” and an increased spotlight on immigration. Read our top picks from the week that was.<p>1. 7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak – MarketWatch, Priya</b> …

NASA's space shuttles are being ransacked, but for good reason

The "heist," however, happened in broad daylight, and with the permission of the museum — the "thieves" were NASA engineers.<p>With an increasingly tight-squeezed budget, NASA shut down its space shuttle program in 2011. The space agency is now devoting those resources to sending astronauts into …

David Beckham defends daughter Harper's pacifier against critics

<b>(CNN) —</b> David Beckham scored a goal for parents Monday, striking back against all the critics who tell us they know how to parent our children better than we do.<p>Beckham, known as much for his physique and his wife Victoria as his incredible soccer career, was reacting to a Daily Mail story …