Stephen D. Gibson

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Americans have grown to hate presidents of the other party

Here's how badly the country has fractured over President Trump: He has a near-universal approval among Republicans, while three in four Democrats …

Brookings Institution

Russia leads the world at nuclear-reactor exports

THE nuclear power industry, which had been in the doldrums since the 1980s, suffered a devastating blow in 2011 when a tsunami engulfed the Fukushima …

Energy
Nutrition

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

MAY 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of …

Mental Health

How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.<p>However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.<p>If you don’t have iron willpower, then …

Nutrition

Donald Trump’s attacks on the media may have backfired

BASHING America’s legacy media organisations may be Donald Trump’s most consistent hobby. America’s president has repurposed the term “fake news”, …

Donald Trump
Weight Loss

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.<p>In Chicago or Beijing, any given street is likely to take you north, south, east, or west. But good luck following the compass in Rome or Boston, where streets grew up organically and seemingly twist and and …

Data Visualization

A study finds nearly half of jobs are vulnerable to automation

A WAVE of automation anxiety has hit the West. Just try typing “Will machines…” into Google. An algorithm offers to complete the sentence with …

Machine Learning

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WHEN pollsters ask Americans which party they plan to vote for in the elections for the House of Representatives this November, those preferring the …

Government

Investors are gorging on American assets

ECONOMISTS think prices, like spilt ketchup, are sticky. They move only slowly as firms digest economic conditions. Financial markets are an …

7 Tips for a Healthy Prostate

More than 190,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, there is a …

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M. And It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

How to Lose 15 Pounds in 30 Days

Losing 15 lbs. in 30 days is a tall order. Not only is it an impressive amount of weight to be able to shed over the course of such a short period, …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Try For A Faster Metabolism

Dehydration has a way of sneaking up on us. Most people don’t even realize it until they feel irritable, hungry and lethargic. And then they probably …

5 Foods Celebrities Always Eat Because They Never Cause Weight Gain

Famous people are just like us: they need to eat! But what they consume is sometimes very different than us regular people. There’s a trend among …

The 11 Best Foods for Staying Full While You're Trying to Get in Shape

There are a few buzz phrases that tend to dominate conversations about healthy eating. While low-fat, low-calorie, and zero-sugar labels might be …

The Next Porn: How to design a service without having money

A few months ago I came up with the idea of creating a service that would give users the exact porn they needed. Whether it was just being uploaded …

Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs

Learning modern JavaScript is tough if you haven’t been there since the beginning. The ecosystem is growing and changing so rapidly that it’s hard to …

The Data Viz That’s Helping Transform A $45 Billion Company

“People told us they had tears in their eyes because they could finally see what was happening.”<p>“Like every proper nerd, I love trains,” says Moritz Stefaner, one of the demigods of contemporary data visualization.<p>A year ago, Stefaner was offered a job by Christian Au, a manager at Deutche Bahn …

Around the world, beer consumption is falling

THE world appears to have passed peak booze. The volume of alcoholic drinks consumed globally fell by 1.4% in 2016, to 250bn litres, according to …

Introduction to Neural Networks

Neural network basics<p>What are neural networks<p>Neural networks, commonly known as Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) are quite a simulation of human …

Post-mortem of Britain’s electoral upset

THE Conservative Party began the election campaign with an enormous lead and even on election day was expecting to increase its majority. What went …

British voters refuse to give the Conservatives a mandate

Graphic detail<p>Jun 9th 2017<p>by THE DATA TEAM<p>Reuse this content<p>About <i>The Economist</i><p>UK Election 2017<p>How the Tories lostAnatomy of a doomed …

Counting the toll of terror in Europe over the past 30 years https://t.co/jfFnMGSBFK

What Should Investors Do With Apple Ahead Of A Potential Market Sell-Off?

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) remains one of those controversial stocks that confound experts on a regular basis. While we love the long-term prognosis, the …

How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions is a good doughnut-style data visualization design from Visual Capitalist.<p><i>These five tech companies are the</i> …

Data Visualization

The world’s most dangerous cities

COCAINE is grown primarily in South America, and trafficked to the world’s biggest market, the United States, via Central America and the Caribbean. …

Git branching done right with Gitflow & improving code quality with code reviews

<i>Originally published on my blog</i><p>Last Thursday (06.04.2017) we had our 8th MeCoDe meetup, and this time it was all about Git branching with Gitflow and …