Jerry Berntson

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A former Google data scientist explains how liking curly fries could help you get hired

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, New York Times writer, former Google data scientist, and author of "Everybody Lies" reveals how employers could use online data in their hiring practices. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Everything you do correlates with something else you might do. That's just the</i> …

This memo from Winston Churchill on 'Brevity' is all you need to improve your writing

He likes his briefings to be whittled down to the headlines. "I like bullets or I like as little as possible. I don't need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page," Trump told Axios back in January.<p>Trump's desire to read less has historic pedigree. Winston Churchill, …

If a nuclear bomb explodes nearby, here's why you should never, ever get in a car

The first thing you'd see if a nuclear bomb exploded nearby is a flood of light so bright, you may think the sun blew up.<p>Wincing from temporary blindness, you'd scan the horizon and see an orange fireball. The gurgling flames would rise and darken into a purple-hued column of black smoke, which …

Unplug Your Easily Hijacked Netgear Routers Pronto

Netgear has yet to fix a critical vulnerability uncovered by a hacker in several of its home Wi-Fi router models.<p>A security researcher using the …

GLORY TO THE WAILING OBELISKS

Scientists hope to hugely reduce the cost of wind energy by removing the blades from wind farms, instead taking advantage of a special phenomenon to cause the turbines to violently shake.<p>Vortex, a startup from Spain, has developed the tall sticks known as Bladeless — white poles jutting out of the ground, that are built so that they can oscillate. They do so as a result of the way that the wind is whipped up around them, using a phenomenon that architects avoid happening to buildings and …

Scientists and mathematicians test higher on autism spectrum, says Cambridge University

Academics really are wired differently, testing higher on the autism spectrum which makes them better at 'systems thinking'<p>For people baffled as to how scientists and mathematicians come up with such novel ideas, a new study suggests they are higher on the autism spectrum making them far better at …

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What next for the Large Hadron Collider?

<b>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been restarted after a two-year shutdown.</b><p>Physicists hope it could lead to discoveries that could potentially represent the biggest revolution in physics since Einstein's theories of relativity.<p>Among them is Prof Jordan Nash from Imperial College London, who is …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Black hole bends light, space, time -- and NASA's NuSTAR can see it all unfold

NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured a cosmic battle between dark and light.<p>NuSTAR, formally known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has observed a supermassive black hole's gravity tugging on X-ray light that's being emitted near that black hole.<p>That light is getting …