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What Your Startup Needs To Know About Predictive Analytics (It Is Not As Scary As It Sounds)

The United States has over 30 million small businesses forming the backbone of the U.S. economy. Today, Predictive Analytics, a form of Artificial Intelligence (AI), is defining a new paradigm for how industries do business online. New trends like cloud-based solutions and open-source software make …

Data Warehousing

Parallel by Simon Singh

Dr Simon Singh, author of the No. 1 bestseller Fermat’s Last Theorem and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets has created a set of weekly …

Online Course: Business Analytics | Harvard Business School | HBX

Develop a data mindset and the analytical skills to interpret and communicate data<p>Business Analytics is not based on rote memorization of equations …

How To Cross The Street

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two …

The two envelopes problem solved

The <i>two envelope problem</i> is a famous paradox from probability theory (which we first presented on <i>Plus</i> back in September). Imagine you are given two …

The Impact Learning Analytics Is Having on Higher Education

Imagine a learning environment in which schools and organizations could personalize your experience. If you demonstrate proficiency in one area of a …

HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers

Publication Date: <b>April 03, 2018</b><p>Don't let a fear of numbers hold you back. Today's business environment brings with it an onslaught of data. Now more than ever, managers must know how to tease insight from data--to understand where the numbers come from, make sense of them, and use them to inform …

200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this article misstated the plant number and Julian date range of the eggs possibly contaminated with salmonella. It has since been corrected.</i><p>GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and stores in nine states are …

Environmental Health

How to multiply numbers by drawing lines

Learn how drawing lines and counting can visually calculate multi-digit multiplication problems. This handy math trick, sometimes referred to as the …

Analyst says 94% of bitcoin's price movement over the past 4 years can be explained by one equation

Tom Lee, the cofounder of FundStrat Global Advisors, is bullish on bitcoin and has a unique way of valuing the cryptocurrency.<p>He says his short-term valuation model, built on Metcalfe's law, can explain the majority of bitcoin's volatility. He explained his reasoning on Business Insider's …

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Here's how the latest gravitational wave announcement is going to revolutionize physics

When LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, first detected gravitational waves from merging black holes, it opened up a new …

Apple again found to be the world’s top retailer in sales per square foot

Apple’s retail stores are always said to be some of the most profitable ones there are, and new data from eMarketer and CoStar offers more insight on such data. The research companies say Apple is the top retailer in terms of sales per square foot, coming in at $5,546 per square foot…<p>Other notable …

Slaying the 'math monster': It’s not about numbers, it’s about learning how to think

Denise LeGrand says doing “recreational mathematics” like a magic square can be fun even if you never apply those mental skills to math.

A Math Genius Blooms Late and Conquers His Field

On a warm morning in early spring, June Huh walked across the campus of Princeton University. His destination was McDonnell Hall, where he was …

Mathematics

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time.<p>But the recovery is …

eBay Promises to Match Prices Against Amazon, Walmart, and More

Online retail giants are trying new strategies left and right to outdo one another, from quietly altering free shipping requirements to invented …

Can you solve it? Pythagoras's best puzzles

Hi guzzlers,<p>The most famous theorem in maths is named after the Greek thinker Pythagoras. So is the most famous recreational mathematics publication in the Netherlands.<p><i>Pythagoras Magazine</i> was founded in 1961, and to celebrate its half century it recently published a selection of its best …

Greek Philosophy

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students …

Federal and state officials move to block fantasy sports merger between DraftKings and FanDuel

Federal and state officials on Monday moved to block the merger between DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel, arguing the combination would harm competition by locking up 90% of the daily fantasy sports market in the U.S.<p>The Federal Trade Commission said it would file suit seeking a court injunction to stop …

Data Analytics Is No Longer A Nice Option -- It's The Core Of The Enterprise

Global businesses are facing increasing complexity and market volatility. In response, all business functions are turning to data-driven analytics and insights as a means to manage this increasing uncertainty, while better understanding their organizations’ customer bases and growing their …

Big Data

Analytics Tools Are Still a Challenge for Many

There’s no doubt that analytics solutions are critical for a business’ success, but the complexity and rigidity of analytics offerings are major …

Ask yourself These 20 Questions To Know If You Have a Business or An Expensive Hobby | Inc.com

According to the Kaufman Start-Up Activity Index, the number of people starting a new business has increased, and there are approximately 550,000 new business owners each month.<p>Given that, according to Forbes 80% of business will go bust in the first 18 months, this means that roughly 440,000 of …

Small Business

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Quantum Physics

Amazon is starting to experience the headache of having an airline

Amazon may want fewer humans in its vast shipping network, but that’s tough to do when you have planes to fly.<p>Pilots for Amazon’s new cargo air service are planning to picket outside the retail giant’s annual meeting in Seattle May 23, demanding higher pay. The pilots’ union says low wages are …

eCommerce

The importance of understanding what’s being asked

<i>“My dad heard this story on the radio. At Duke University, two students had received A’s in chemistry all semester. But on the night before the final</i> …

Math Champion Wins With Answer About Pecking Chicks

A 13-year-old boy from Texas won a national math competition on Monday with an answer rooted in probabilities — and a dash of farming.<p>The boy, Luke Robitaille, took less than a second to buzz in at the Raytheon Mathcounts National Competition with the correct answer.<p>The question: In a barn, 100 …

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documentedby his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

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