Jeff Luk

1,162 Added | 5 Magazines | 41 Likes | 28 Followers | @jeffluk87 | "Who's this, inside of me?"

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Is Now Completely Online

In years past, we let you know that Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of <i>The Feynman Lectures on</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

How deep learning is about to transform biomedical science

Human induced pluripotent stem cell neurons imaged in phase contrast (gray pixels, left) — currently processed manually with fluorescent labels …

Machine Learning

The Storied History of the Spooky Physics Behind China's Teleportation Success

God does not play dice with the universe. He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the …

Quantum Mechanics

Daniel Dennett and Religion as Belief-in-Belief

April 18, 2018 by Shem the Penman<p>Daniel Dennett’s take on religion is the most nuanced of all the New Atheist critiques.<p>It may not be as popular on …

Religion

Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write JavaScript, via short lessons on their iPhone or Android device. The goal is to get coders proficient in …

Android News

South African crypto startup project UBU update

In 2017, a group of South African businessmen joined forces to launch <b>Project UBU</b> – a cryptocurrency payment project which aims to get many users …

10 Novels Featuring Lead Characters with Mental Health Issues

Geologist Anna Kubrin is just beginning her work at the Martian colony when the mystery begins. First she finds a note warning her not to trust the …

Mental Health

The Business of Being a Writer: Turning Attention Into Sales

To establish a full-time living from your writing, it’s essential to learn basic marketing principles. There is something of a formula, and it looks …

The jobs in South Africa most at risk of total digital automation – and the skills you need to learn to remain relevant

With 35% of all jobs in South Africa – almost 5.7 million – currently at risk of total digital automation within a mere seven years, the country …

Outsourcing

Blockchain and the sharing economy — a match made in heaven? This startup plans to prove it

These days, it seems that consumers are willing to share just about everything in an effort to save a bit of their own money or to earn something extra. From renting a bike to get around in urban areas to monetizing your car as a Lyft driver, it seems like almost everyone has gotten involved in the …

Blockchain

Know thyself

The words ‘know thyself’ (or ‘<i>gnothi seauton</i>’ in Ancient Greek) were famously inscribed above the forecourt at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. In …

Sigmund Freud

Google’s latest AI experiments let you talk to books and test word association skills

Google’s work in natural language understanding is getting better all the time<p>Google today announced a pair of new artificial intelligence experiments from its research division that let web users dabble in semantics and natural language processing. For Google, a company that’s primary product is a …

Artificial Intelligence

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …

Quantum Mechanics

The world is an amazing place. So why aren’t we happier?

<i>Lisk Feng</i><p>Anxiety could be the price that we have to pay for freedom, suggests psychologist Steven Pinker.<p>When it comes to happiness, many people are …

Penguin Random House

7 Psychological Biases You Need To Understand To Become A Stronger Person

It is easy to point out the ways in which other people fail to see their own biases and perceptions. It’s harder is to recognize our own. There’s even a term for this: the bias “blind spot,” first coined by social psychologists Emily Pronin, Daniel Lin and Lee Ross.<p>We can attribute this to …

Psychology

Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

Creative Writing

Could artificial intelligence get depressed and have hallucinations?

As artificial intelligence (AI) allows machines to become more like humans, will they experience similar psychological quirks such as hallucinations …

Artificial Intelligence

Cryptocurrency Talk: What the Hell Is Bitcoin Mining?

A beginner’s guide to the intricate world of creating new bitcoin — and maintaining the network that supports it<p>Bitcoin mining. If you’ve been …

Bitcoin

When do you know you're old enough to die? Barbara Ehrenreich has some answers

With her latest book, Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich notes that there’s an age at which death no longer requires much explanation<p>Four years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich, 76, reached the realisation that she was old enough to die. Not that the author, journalist and political activist was sick; she …

Biographies

Fix it, dispose responsibly and buy better – how to choose more ethical tech

Technology should make our lives easier but it often makes life hell for those who make it and pollutes the environment<p>The high-tech devices millions of Australians rely on are designed to make our lives easier – but, too often, they make life a living hell for workers in developing nations, while …

Sustainability

Flowers killed dinosaurs, the asteroid just finished them off

A new analysis doesn't dispute that a space rock wiped out the thunder lizards, but finds that some nasty angiosperms were already doing them in.<p>There's strong scientific evidence to suggest an ancient asteroid impact off the coast of Mexico wiped out the dinosaurs, but new research suggests the …

Paleontology

Massive source of ‘missing’ nitrogen could revolutionise climate change projections

A team of scientists they have solved the mystery of Earth’s “missing nitrogen”, a discovery with significant implications for climate …

Climate Change

Afraid of death? Take comfort that you’ll live on in varied and surprising ways

31 Mar 2017 00:00<p>Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected …

Immune System

A Flawed Study Shows How Little We Understand Crispr's Effects

Biotech has been betting big on Crispr, the gene-editing technique that promises to snip away some of humanity’s worst diseases. But last May, a …

Genetics

Could Hollywood's first blockchain movie mean an end to piracy?

Los Angeles - A few years behind Wall Street, Hollywood is turning to the technology behind cryptocurrency bitcoin to distribute movies in a …

Blockchain

Did Stephen Wolfram's Knowledge Engine Just Become a Quantum Neural Blockchain AI?

Today's leading buzzwords seem to describe very separate concepts, but it turns out that they have some amazing commonalities

Quantum Mechanics

Rebuilding Maslow’s Pyramid on an Evolutionary Foundation

If you’ve ever taken a general psychology course, you’ve seen Maslow’s pyramid of motives—it’s one of the field’s most vivid and memorable images. …

Psychology

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

It's a code for his real name.<p>We've all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the "number of the beast" in …

Mathematics

A revolution in our sense of self

In a radical reassessment of how the mind works, a leading behavioural scientist argues the idea of a deep inner life is an illusion. This is cause for celebration, he says, not despair<p>At the climax of <i>Anna Karenina</i>, the heroine throws herself under a train as it moves out of a station on the edge …

Artificial Intelligence

Telepathy is real

How do we transmit information from one person to another?<p>(Inside Science) -- Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but telepathy, the act of transferring thoughts into someone else’s head is now real. As in, published-in-academic-papers real. People have now telepathically communicated with each …

Paranormal