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The Best Textbooks on Every Subject

For years, my self-education was stupid and wasteful. I learned by consuming blog posts, Wikipedia articles, classic texts, podcast episodes, popular …

Machine Learning

Beyond the MOOC: A Bookworm’s Guide to Data Science

Sylvia Yang // UnsplashIntroductionTaking the plunge into data science can be a daunting task: with so many excellent (and, unfortunately, …

Machine Learning

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

An Explanation of the Kalman Filter

In the past 3 months I've been trying to understand the Kalman Filter. I have tried to implement it, I have watched youtube tutorials, and read some …

30 Things You're Probably Wasting Money On

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 32<p>It all adds up<p>Americans work more hours, take less vacation, and retire later than anyone else in the …

Personal Finance

Microsoft Data Science/AI Interview Questions — Acing the AI Interview

Microsoft seeks to weave its Artificial Intelligence and Core Windows OS components into a single team.<p>Microsoft’s dominance in the Enterprise is …

What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together

Rise Science came to IDEO with a challenge. The young startup had built a robust data platform for college and professional athletes to track their sleep and adjust their behavior so that they played at peak performance. But for the players, the experience was challenging. Rise expected athletes to …

Kindle books on sale for Cyber Monday 2017: CNET's top picks

I tend to splurge on random e-books every time there's a Kindle sale, and I almost never have time to get to read any of them. But, there are some good stand-outs this year. This is by no means a definitive list of the best stuff (go browse the titles, there are a lot), but a few really good books …

Best Cheap Wines that Taste Good

These bottles are perfect for anyone with expensive taste but an aversion to being broke.<p>It’s a fact that you can’t judge a wine by its price. At the …

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How.

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

Machine Learning

How to Write the Perfect Data Scientist Resume

As data scientists, we often obsess over numbers and conversion rates… and that’s a good thing! A job search is just a numbers game with plenty of …

How to become a data scientist

Once upon a time, I wanted to be an evolutionary biologist. To make a long story short, I had a change of heart and dropped out of my PhD program to …

Data Science

Can't find safe eclipse glasses? Make your own eclipse projector instead.

Don't settle for the blurry cardboard box version.<p>To watch the solar eclipse on August 21, you <i>could</i> invest in a pair of eclipse glasses. But high demand means high prices—and some of the only reputable retailers are sold out entirely. For a cheaper option, build a pinhole camera, which projects a …

Astronomy

Data Science != Software Engineering

Domino’s guide, “What Engineering Leaders Need to Know About Data Science”, provides insights to help engineering leaders increase data science …

Data Science

Following the Anaconda Path to Success for Enterprise Data Science

It was great speaking with Ian Stokes-Rees, a computational scientist at Continuum Analytics, about their recent release of Anaconda version 4.4. …

7 Steps to Mastering Data Preparation with Python

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Data preparation, cleaning, pre-processing, cleansing, wrangling. Whatever term you choose, they refer to a roughly …

Python For Finance: Algorithmic Trading

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/finance-python-trading</i><p>Technology has become an asset in finance: financial …

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

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AN OIL refinery is an industrial cathedral, a place of power, drama and dark recesses: ornate cracking towers its gothic pinnacles, flaring gas its …

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

The 10 best National Parks to visit this winter

From snowy mountains to active volcanoes, there’s something for everyone<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Temperatures might be dropping around the country, but that shouldn’t deter you from venturing outside. …

Performance Dashboard Design: How to Put Data to Work

Everyone is talking about data. But not everyone is doing anything with it. Companies are inundated with daily onslaughts of information; however, …

Analytics

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Mobile Application

Most modern people would find it difficult to imagine their day using the smartphone «just for calls». Most mobile devices jumped far beyond the …

What the Latest Nate Silver Controversy Teaches Us About Big Data

Early on Saturday, Nate Silver, renowned poll analyst and editor of FiveThirtyEight.com, unleashed a Twitter tirade directed at the Huffington Post. …

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Nobel Prize

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

UX Design

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

What Designers Buy At Ikea

Furniture designers from Design Within Reach, Lunar, Dror, and more tell us what they buy when they go to Ikea.<p>Through its sheer ubiquity, Ikea furniture is often categorized as a design staple, not a design luxury. In fact, if you’re anything like most people, you probably think Ikea furniture is …

Here's How the Camless Engine of the Future Works

Engineering Explained tells you everything you need to know about Koenigsegg's Freevalve engine.<p>Christian von Koenigsegg's namesake company is small, but it builds some of the most advanced supercars in the world. The Regera, for example, is a 1500-horsepower plug-in hybrid that doesn't have a …