Economic theory rests on a simple notion about humans: people are rational. They seek out the best information. They measure costs and benefits, and maximize pleasure and profit. This idea of the rational
Arthur Schopenhauer on the Relationship Between Genius and Madness and How Memory Mediates the Blurry Line Between Sanity
“Every advance of intellect beyond the ordinary measure, as an abnormal development, disposes to madness.” “I don’t believe insanity is either a requirement or a guarantee for brilliance,” cosmologist
Make Life Easier & More Powerful with Anaconda Easily Manage, Collaborate & Scale Out Your Data Science on Hadoop R is a powerful Open Data Science language, adored by statisticians, analysts and data
Yesterday we wrote about three new Android apps to come out of Google’s Creative Lab, which at the time we had trouble making sense of as at first glance since they all seemed like trivial products without
Last year, we gave you 15 geeky stocking stuffer ideas, and this year we’ve decided to up our game. Whether you’re a gag-gifting Santa or an 8-bit-giving elf, we’ve got you covered. Target’s $1 section
This post on my blog tackles the question "has global warming slowed?": This is both a climate physics question and a statistics question. The graph here shows the statistics question in simplified form.
A new study casts doubt on decades of research The history of science is one chock-full of mice and men. Historically, biological and medical research has largely depended on rodents, which provide scientists