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The big lesson from the world's best school system? Trust your teachers

Finnish education policies are highly praised, but the real success is the level of responsibility and autonomy given to teachers to do their jobs<p>Finnish education is rarely out of the news, whether it’s outstanding Pisa results, those same results slipping, the dropping of traditional subjects, …

Fidelity is testing out a new cryptocurrency service

Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity. Brian Snyder/Reuters<p>Fidelity is testing out a new service to help make life easier for its clients who invest in cryptocurrencies.<p>The $2.3 trillion investor announced on Wednesday a partnership between its Fidelity Labs, the firm's innovation center, and Coinbase, …

Cryptocurrency

This App Is Leading The Revolution in Free Access to Scientific Papers

Boycott the paywall.<p>A perfect storm of technology and the public's demand for knowledge are driving a surge towards open access (OA) science and …

Social Sciences

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

Meet Alex, the Russian Casino Hacker Who Makes Millions Targeting Slot Machines

Late last autumn, a Russian mathematician and programmer named Alex decided he’d had enough of running his eight-year-old business. Though his St. …

Mathematics

Usain Bolt's defeat last night is a reminder that in sport, just like in politics, the best man doesn't always win

If any athlete ever deserved to be immortalised for exquisitely defining his era, it’s the one who burned up a London race track for a fraction under …

New procedure brings relief to patients with rotator cuff tears

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that come together to help comfortably lift and rotate your arm. Rotator cuff tears are extremely common, with …

Backpropagation: A supervised learning neural network method

Backpropagation is another name given to finding the gradient of the cost function in a neural network. It is short for the backward propagation of …

Building a booty: 7 things a personal trainer wants you to know

Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like sculpting a firm bum.<p>But …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set of algorithms that is inspired by the structure and function of the brain.<p>TensorFlow is …

‘The wounds have never healed’: living through the terror of partition

The creation of India and Pakistan in 1947 led to horrific sectarian violence and made millions refugees overnight. Seventy years on, five survivors remember<p>•Share your stories of partition<p>In the early 90s, I went from Lahore to Delhi to attend a wedding in the family of some Hindu friends. At one …

Arm Training for Natural Lifters

10 Ways to Build Biceps and Triceps<p>Some people can build big arms no matter how they train. They just have the perfect genetics for arm size... or …

Understanding machine learning from theory to algorithms

The future we imagine for ourselves in terms of technology is closing in to become a stunning reality- all thanks to the ever growing field and scope …

Machine Learning

Unanimous A.I. Uses Human Swarms to Make Scary-Accurate Predictions

Here's how the human hive mind can predict the future.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>If ants, birds, …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

Clean Energy

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

Venture Capital

Darpa Wants to Build a BS Detector for Science

Adam Russell, an anthropologist and program manager at the Department of Defense’s mad-science division Darpa, laughs at the suggestion that he is …

Tip: The Toughest Bench Press of All Time

Master this lift and you'll dramatically increase your upper body strength. Take a look.<p>Learning to drive with the hips and legs during chest presses …

"Intellectual property rights" are why UK government won't say which housing failed fire safety test

60 UK tower blocks, including 9 owned by local governments, have failed a new round of more-stringent fire tests conducted in the wake of the …

The triceps-torching workout to triple the size of your arms

The saying "curls for the girls”—meaning, “curl more weight more often and you’ll develop huge guns that’ll turn heads when you’re strutting around …

Exercise

Clearing up some misconceptions about how the stock market works

You can learn lots of interesting things by closely studying America’s Financial Accounts (formerly known as the Flow of Funds) published by the …

How a podcaster managed to confront his tech support scammer, in person | Ars Technica

"Alex, we have seen that your IP address has been compromised."<p>The following post contains spoilers of <i>Reply All</i> episode #102: Long Distance, which …

A cybersecurity expert on why you should be very worried about the internet’s future

"It will take the attention of the free society that built the internet to save it." —Alexander Klimburg<p>In 2012, the New York Times’s David Sanger broke a bombshell story detailing a joint US-Israel cyber attack on Iran that undermined its nuclear enrichment facilities. The computer virus, dubbed …

Tip: Get Leaner and Healthier by Doing Nothing

Got 5 or 10 minutes? Mindfulness drills like this one can reduce fasting glucose, making fat loss easier. Check it out.<p>Mindfulness has become a …

5 common problems with your dishwasher and how to fix them

Some of us rely heavily on dishwashers to do our dirty work, but when the machine breaks or malfunctions, our home can quickly turn into a scene from</i> …

Home Improvement

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Deep Learning

The 20 greatest tennis players of the Open era: Where do Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer feature?

Rafael Nadal

Global shift into alternative assets gathers pace

The worldwide shift into alternative assets gathered pace in 2016 as more institutional investors turned to property, infrastructure, private equity …

The Commando Diet - How To Build Muscle & Drop Weight

Your nutrition has a massive effect on your athletic performance and your aesthetics. Coming from a background of competitive gymnastics, soccer, …

Nutrition