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We have a pretty good idea of when humans will go extinct

“The probability of global catastrophe is very high,” the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned in setting the Doomsday Clock 2.5 minutes before midnight earlier this year. On nuclear weapons and climate change, “humanity’s most pressing existential threats,” the Bulletin's scientists found that …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dremel showcases new DigiLab Laser Cutter that brings precision crafting to makers

Dremel recently unveiled its new DigiLab Laser Cutter at the World Maker Faire in New York. Leaning on a history of top-rated consumer-focused products, Dremel is hoping its latest product will cash in on the at-home maker trend that’s become more popular in recent years.<p>The Dremel DigiLab Laster …

Printing

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Data scientists have the best job in America, according to Glassdoor.<p>The field may be relatively new and occasionally vaguely defined, but one thing's for sure — it's also growing.<p>That's because, in the digital age, the amount of data available is only going to continue to grow exponentially. And …

Employment

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and it’s possible to overdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is “how do I get a VC to back my startup?” These founders aren’t worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO prospects …

The Taste Of Wine Isn't All In Your Head, But Your Brain Sure Helps

What do listening to music, hitting a baseball and solving a complex math problem have in common? They all activate <i>less</i> gray matter than drinking wine.<p>According to Yale neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd, the flavor of wine "engages more of our brain than any other human behavior." The apparently …

Wine

Yotam Ottolenghi’s one-pot wonders – recipes

There’s a very good reason our ancestors cooked meat and grain in the same pot: the combination is comforting, filling and mouth-watering<p>The combination of meat and grain is an ancient tradition. Such one-pot wonders have been simmering away for centuries, not least for reasons of necessity and …

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

This column is by James Li, Product Intern at NewStoryCharity<p>It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has …

Machine Learning

Learn Data Science - Resources for Python & R

The Meaning of "Sexy": No Real Answers (Yet)<p>Even though it’s still hard to agree on a precise definition of data science or the role of a data …

Data Science

5 Minutes with a Data Scientist: Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro of KDnuggets | Transforming Data with Intelligence

To provide you with the most useful, most current information, Upside is collecting quick perspectives from working professionals. Today, meet …

A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

Machine Learning

Data Scientists vs. BI Analysts: What's the Difference?

Business intelligence and data science often go hand in hand.<p>Both fields focus on deriving business insights from data, yet data scientists are …

Big Data

An Ancient Greek Algorithm Could Reveal All-New Prime Numbers

Moar primes!<p>In case you missed it, mathematicians are pretty obsessed with prime numbers - the limitless 'atoms' of the mathematical world that are …

How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?

I start with a remarkable quote:<p>"The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously, we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any …

Consciousness

29 Awesome Coffee Products You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

Just a fuck ton of coffee stuff.

Genetic effects of prenatal alcohol exposure uncovered

Canadian researchers close to uncovering biomarker linked to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder<p>VANCOUVER – Canadian researchers are one step closer to …

What is the Google RankBrain algorithm update all about?

What is the <b>Google RankBrain</b> algorithm update all about & how does it work? How does this machine learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) affect SEO? In …

Artificial Intelligence

19 Recipes to Make the Most of Fresh Herbs

Whether you’ve got a plethora of fresh herbs on your hands because your herb garden is blooming, or you just wanted to try out that new recipe calling for tarragon and don’t know what to do with the rest, it’s a major bummer to see your greens go to waste. So make the best of those leftovers, try …

Recipes

Easy flatbread recipes from India, Italy and the Middle East

I had never really thought about flatbreads until 1995, when I bought a book called Flatbreads & Flavors. I stood in Books for Cooks in London salivating over the recipes that the authors Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford had gathered: Hunza sprouted-wheat flatbread with apricots; Afghan naan with …

Recipes

Small Space Gardening: A Kit to Grow Windowsill Herbs

Inspired by their life in a tiny apartment, Chicago-based designers Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows devised a space-saving way to grow herbs—without a …

Gardening

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, sunshine, and voilà!<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

What will destroy us first: Superbabies or AI?

At Silicon Valley’s inaugural Comic Con, we gave a talk called “Superbabies vs. AI.” Astro, who is captain of moonshots at Alphabet’s X division, argued that genetically engineered babies are going to destroy civilization as we know it. He sees the horror of eugenics, X-Men, and a planet entirely …

Artificial Intelligence

Make This DIY Camping Grill Using Just a Log

This makeshift camping grill is called a Swedish Torch, and will burn at an even temperature long enough to cook your meal.<p>Cooking while camping typically requires a burner and grill, but if you've forgotten your gas grill or just don't want to pack it, you have an alternative to cooking over the …

Woodworking

Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience

The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.<p>One of the most intriguing …

How to Grow Tea In Your Own Garden

<b>This piece originally appeared on</b> <b>Fix.com</b><b>.</b><p>The next time you brew a cup of tea in the morning for a quick pick-me-up, use an herbal blend to ease …

20 genius uses for salt: Clean your appliances, remove stains and more

Keep your stove clean<p>Clean pans<p>Freshen your cutting board<p>​Stop suds<p>Clear a drain<p>De-scum a vase<p>​Clean your coffee maker<p>​Polish metal<p>​Keep safe<p>​Test an egg<p>​Prevent splatter when frying<p>​Make natural fibers look new and last<p>Free your windows from frost<p>​Fix a grease stain<p>​Clean your iron<p>Soak up nail …

First day of Spring 2017: Interesting facts about the vernal equinox

A guide to what the spring equinox means and how you can make the most of it.<p>When did spring start then?<p>The astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere began on Monday, March 20 and will end on Wednesday, June 21.<p>The spring (vernal) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is also known as the March …

Cherry Blossom

Recipes, Dinner Ideas: 3 Dinner Ideas and Recipes, Healthy Recipes

Less than 10 minutes into <i>Glamour</i>'s conversation with Eden Grinshpan, she was singing (and dancing!) to Drake's "Hotline Bling"—and it turns out that's typical. "I always listen to music while I cook," she says. "I like to keep the mood light and adventurous."<p>"When you take time to make healthy …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Gravitational Waves

Earth Could Be Unique Among 700 Quintillion Planets in The Universe, Study Finds

One of these things is not like the others.<p>So much of humanity’s astronomical research is based around the notion of finding something like us out …