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Advances in Financial Machine Learning

Machine learning (ML) is changing virtually every aspect of our lives. Today ML algorithms accomplish tasks that until recently only expert humans …

What Makes the Hardest Equations in Physics So Difficult?

The Navier-Stokes equations describe simple, everyday phenomena, like water flowing from a garden hose, yet they provide a million-dollar …

Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Ate Its Last Big Meal 6 Million Years Ago

Most galaxies in the observable universe contain a supermassive black hole at their center, one that is either active and surrounded by an accretion …

'Outsiders' Crack a 50-Year-Old Math Problem

In 2008, Daniel Spielman told his Yale University colleague Gil Kalai about a computer science problem he was working on, concerning how to …

The best science fiction, as picked by 20 A.I. experts

But even they can't help but enjoy a few choice science fiction movies and books.<p>Some movies show what our near future will look like, while others are so far-fetched but are enjoyable nonetheless.<p>Tech Insider spoke to 20 AI researchers, roboticists, and computer scientists about their favorite …

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Surprise: The Third Most Common Element In The Universe Isn't What You Think

One of the most remarkable facts of existence is that every material we’ve ever touched, seen, or interacted with is made up of the same two things: atomic nuclei, which are positively charged, and electrons, which are negatively charged. The way these atoms interact with each other — the ways they …

How Football Manager changed the game

The astonishing success of Football Manager is based on data so accurate it’s used by clubs to rate players and tactics<p>In September this year the England winger Andros Townsend received a frantic text message from his girlfriend. “When did you get fined for not turning up for training,” it read, …

Find Your House On This Map and Watch the Satellites Passing Above You

There are more than 2,250 satellites orbiting the Earth right now. But that abstract number didn’t prepare me for the shock of watching a Soviet-era …

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New planetary find "best chance for life outside our solar system"

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers have made two new planetary discoveries that they claim expand the known boundaries of our solar system -- and they may be the biggest breakthroughs in the search for alien life.<p>The two finds, one planet at the edge of our solar system and one just beyond, have both been hailed …

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Market Impact, Informational Efficiency, and the Value of Liquidity

A worry many people have about HFT is that it raises market impact costs for large institutional traders. Trading algorithms that explicitly …

Architizer 2015 A+ Awards: What are the world's coolest new buildings? Style

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

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Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend?<p>Cramming in extra hours of shut-eye may not make up for those lost pulling all-nighters, new research indicates.<p>The damage may already be done -- brain damage, that is, said neuroscientist Sigrid Veasey from the …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

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10 Moons Every Person Should Know

Pretty much everyone can rattle off the names of our solar system's eight (formerly nine) planets, but ask the average person to list some <i>moons</i> and …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

New Galaxy Clusters Take Astronomers Back In Time

Astronomers are constantly reaching into the past, using new techniques and improved telescopes to look further and further away from Earth and into the origins of the Universe.<p>Finding old stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters adds to scientists’ understanding of how these heavenly bodies form and by …

Dieting makes you fatter

In recent years there has been a considerable backlash against the diet industry. The fact that we pour around £2bn into its coffers each year, while our waistlines continue to swell, has not gone unnoticed. Nor has the fact that many of those who profit from the industry are also peddling the very …

Supercomputer models one second of human brain activity

The most accurate simulation of the human brain ever has been carried out, but a single second’s worth of activity took one of the world’s largest supercomputers 40 minutes to calculate<p>The most accurate simulation of the human brain to date has been carried out in a Japanese supercomputer, with a …

Breaking relativity: Celestial signals defy Einstein

Space-time is the fabric of the universe, perhaps of reality itself. But what is it? <i>(Image: Sam Chivers)</i><p><i>Strange signals picked up from black</i> …

Eat, Sleep, Meditate And 6 Other Surprising Tricks To Making Smarter Money Decisions

<i>This is part of a series of posts based on conversations with panelists at a WIE Symposium that took place in New York this weekend. WIE stands for “Women, Inspiration and Enterprise” and panelists ranged from Neera Tander, president of the Center for American Progress, to fitness entrepreneur</i> …

Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world?

Mathematics has been called the language of the universe. Scientists and engineers often speak of the elegance of mathematics when describing …

The Stacks, The Patterns, & The Money

Why genre will drive the next stage of the content industries<p><i>Adam Westbrook commissioned</i> <i>Storythings</i><i>’ Matt Locke to write an essay for the excellent</i></i> …

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Richard Herring: What we should learn from the racists

I’ve always thought being racist was one of the worst things you could be. To hate someone because their skin, accent or foreskin is different to …

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