Divyesh Patel

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The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

10 Free Must-Read Machine Learning E-Books For Data Scientists & AI Engineers

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Can you solve it? Feast on these mathematical snacks

Merry Christmas guzzlers<p>Today’s three morsels are all geometrical:<p>1) What fraction of the whole triangle is the red triangle?<p>2) Four semicircles with radius 2 are constructed in the red square below. What is the area of the square?<p>3) A quarter of a circle with radius 6 is shown below. Inside it are …

Snacks

5 free e-books for machine learning mastery

There are few subjects in computing as fascinating, or intimidating, as machine learning. Let's face it -- mastering machine learning isn't something …

Machine Learning

How Saddam Hussein's monumental error led to Britain invading Iraq

The Anglo-American decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was not made on a whim. To understand why this happened, you have to turn the clock back another 12 years to Saddam Hussein’s defeat in the previous Gulf War.<p>In February 1991, Saddam's occupation of Kuwait was ended by one of the largest military …

Middle East

A Visual History Of Urbanization, From The World's First City In 3700 BC To The Present

From Sumer to Sacremento, this map shows the full history of urbanization around the world. Watch as world's cities are born one-by-one, beginning with [arguably] the world's first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.<p>The history of urbanization, 3700 BC - 2000 AD (interactive</i> …

Data Visualization

Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

“It actually has me concerned, and I’m an expert”: Major cell phone radiation study reignites cancer debate

New research from the National Toxicology Program links radio-frequency radiation to tumor formation in rats<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>May 29, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Federal scientists released partial findings Friday from a $25-million animal study that …

The American economy's big problem: we don't have enough companies like Tesla

Tesla's biggest problem might not be finding customers for its forthcoming $35,000 Model 3 electric sedan but figuring out how to actually build enough to meet the demand.<p>CEO Elon Musk has set a goal to produce 500,000 cars a year between 2018 and 2020. That's going to require expanding Tesla's …

Map visualization of open data with D3 (Part2)

In the previous part, we introduced cartographical concepts and tools. It’s time now to have a look at the use we will implement with D3.<p>Use case<p>In …

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. …

Warren Buffett: Here's How I Would Solve the Trade Problem

<i>Warren Buffett wrote this article, originally titled “America’s Growing Trade Deficit Is Selling The Nation Out From Under Us. Here’s A Way To Fix</i> …

R-bloggers

Derek Jones recently discussed a possible future for the R ecosystem in “StatsModels: the first nail in R’s coffin”. This got me thinking on the …

Data Science

Uganda's Kiira Motors unveils 'Africa's first solar bus'

<b>A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa has been driven in public.</b><p>Kiira Motors' Kayoola prototype electric bus was shown off at a stadium in Uganda's capital, Kampala.<p>One of its two batteries can be charged by solar panels on the roof which increases the vehicle's …

Africa

These novels about Ancient Rome could be the most important political books you'll read this year

The Republic is in danger. Populist leaders — including one of the country's richest men — are stirring up resentment among the masses against the …

Books

Beyond ISIS: The Folly of World War IV

<i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Assume that the hawks get their way -- that the United States does whatever it takes militarily to confront and destroy ISIS. Then what?<p>Answering that question requires taking seriously the outcomes of other recent U.S. interventions in the Greater Middle East. In …

War

The 12 most innovative countries in the world

But for that to happen, a country must create an environment conducive to creative activity that is supported by both the public and private sectors.<p>More concretely, we're talking about having high-quality scientific research institutions, sufficient investment in research and development, and …

World Economic Forum

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

Onions

Investors' obsession with Chipotle might finally be dwindling

The longtime darling of the restaurant industry has enjoyed several years of robust double-digit revenue growth and a soaring stock price to match. Shares skyrocketed to $727 in February of this year, up 1,516% since Chipotle's IPO in 2006.<p>But investors are slowly turning away from the chain, …

Investing

Why A Store You've Likely Never Heard Of Hints At Retail's Future

Bonobos is hardly a household name.<p>The online-only-turned-ecommerce/brick-and-mortar menswear retailer was founded in 2007 to offer guys better fitting clothes in a no-fuss, hassle free transaction.<p>Its signature mission: To banish men’s slouchy-behind syndrome, what the retailer used to like to …

The coolest and most powerful people over 40 in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is known for its obsession with youth. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg once suggested that people over 30 shouldn't really work in tech startups because "young people are just smarter."<p>These folks are bucking the trend.<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Valley 100 list, meet the …

Silicon Valley

These 13 Successful Indian College Dropout Entrepreneurs Prove That College Is Not Necessary For Success

Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg! Everyone has heard the names of these wildly successful founders of two equally revolutionary behemoths. …

People in Greece are starting to say the words 'civil war' in a non-jokey way

Both sides use Athens' Syntagma Square as the focus of their protests.<p>As the left-wing Syriza government continues to not get a deal from Europe that would unlock the country from its debts, more and more Greeks are using the phrase "civil war" to describe the way their country has become divided …

Europe

What you need to know about Tom Brady's appeal

<i>We take a look at everything you need to know about Tom Brady's appeal, which is scheduled for Tuesday at the NFL's Park Avenue offices.</i><p><b>Why are we</b> …

These iPhone Apps on Sale This Weekend Are Crazy Good Deals

Looking to download a few great iPhone apps while saving some money this weekend? Check out these five, all on sale or free for the new few</b> …

This One Chart Shows Tesla's Plan To Disrupt The Auto Industry

Yet in a nationwide survey from earlier this year, a company that didn't even exist 15 years ago was credited with making the "most loved vehicle in America."<p>The car was the Model S, made by Tesla Motors.<p>As our recent longform investigation into the origin of Tesla reveals, the automaker was able …

Tesla