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Scientists are waging a war against human aging. But what happens next?

“I understand it takes a certain amount of guts to aim high.” —Aubrey de Grey<p>We all grow old. We all die.<p>For Aubrey de Grey, a biogerontologist and chief science officer of the SENS Research Foundation, accepting these truths is, well, not good enough. He decided in his late twenties (he’s …

Autistic people can hear more than most – which can be a strength and a challenge

A group of friends are sitting in the garden chatting – only one person hears the ice cream van in the distance. That one person is autistic. He is …

Being fluent in 2 languages might literally change how you perceive time

Being bilingual already has a long list of benefits. Research suggests that it boosts creativity and memory, strengthens multitasking and slows down …

This biped robot uses mechanics instead of a computer brain to stay upright

But it still needs a little help<p>Bipeds keep getting better. Instead of slow, heavy, and terrain-sensitive humanoids like ASIMO, researchers are building lightweight and agile bird-like robots, such as Cassie. The better the designs are mechanically, the less power and smarts are required to keep …

The Art of Naming

Putting some thought in what to name our variables and functions can make our code so much clearer, but if it proves very hard to give a clear name …

Inside Artsy’s Quest to Make You Love Art as Much as Music

Artsy, the online art database, has an ambitious vision: A world in which art is as popular as music. It has pursued that goal since its founding in …

Machine Learning

4 ways to take control of your Wi-Fi connections on Linux

Easy connection to the Internet over Wi-Fi is no longer a privilege denied Linux users. With a recent distribution on a fairly recent laptop, connecting your Linux laptop to an available Wi-Fi network is often as easy as it is with your phone.It wasn’t always like this. Wi-Fi has long been a …

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Every single Machine Learning course on the internet, ranked by your reviews

A year and a half ago, I dropped out of one of the best computer science programs in Canada. I started creating my own data science master’s program …

Deep learning helps scientists keep track of cell's inner parts

Donnelly Centre researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that can track proteins, to help reveal what makes cells healthy and what goes …

Machine Learning

How to boil down a pile of diverse research papers into one cohesive picture

From social to natural and applied sciences, overall scientific output has been growing worldwide – it doubles every nine years.<p>Traditionally, …

Installing Google TensorFlow Neural Network Software for CPU and GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

TensorFlow is an open source software for performing machine learning tasks. Google, its creator wanted to expose a powerful tool to help developers …

Deep Learning

How Does Oak Really Affect Wine?

What makes Chardonnay crisp over creamy? How do tannic reds evolve in barrel? From the effects of French versus American oak, here's what you need to …

12b: Deep Neural Nets

How to make working with docker containers easier with Simple Docker UI

If you're looking for an easy to use docker GUI, look no further than Felixg Borrego's Simple Docker UI. Here's how to get the tool up and …

Red Hat and Amazon integrate AWS, RHEL, and OpenShift

The public AWS cloud will meet the private OpenShift cloud in Amazon and Red Hat's newest cloud plan. In addition, Red Hat and Amazon will be …

HideMyAss! privilege escalation flaws exposed

Updated: The researcher on the case says the VPN provider will not be fixing them.<p>A set of serious security flaws in the HideMyAss! proxy service …

This beekeeper is rescuing bees with deep learning and an iPhone

By now just about everyone has seen the video of Makoto Koike’s deep learning-powered cucumber sorter. Hobbyists around the world are hacking solutions to their problems using machine learning. The latest, Swedish beekeeper and inventor Björn Lagerman, is building BeeScanning with the help of a …

Michael Dobbs on Politics and ‘House of Cards’

The British politician and ‘House of Cards’ creator is ready to get back to writing<p>“I hope you’re not sensitive about mice,” says Lord Michael Dobbs, writer and member of Britain’s House of Lords, over tea in the Palace of Westminster. “This place is riddled with them.” Sitting in a bay window …

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