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The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

14 things ridiculously successful people do every day

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick and, most …

Time Management

This Is the Single Best Cure for Insomnia That No One Is Talking About

In the frenzied, never-ending search for more sleep, you can’t say people aren’t getting creative. There are beanie-like sleep caps that claim to bring down brain activity, magnetized pillows to align the biological clock, and body creams that “rub out” insomnia, such as the pale purple Sleepy …

Sleep

Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was …

If You Liked Gone Girl, You'll Love These Suspense Thrillers

For a long time, it seemed like maybe Liane Moriarty and Stephen King had cornered the modern market on the suspense-fiction genre. But no more: …

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

'This is crazy,' sobs Utah hospital nurse as cop roughs her up, arrests her for doing her job

By all accounts, the head nurse at the University of Utah Hospital’s burn unit was professional and restrained when she told a Salt Lake City police detective he wasn’t allowed to draw blood from a badly injured patient.<p>The detective didn’t have a warrant, first off. And the patient wasn’t …

Crime

Watch outer space for free on a live stream

Of course you have to sign up<p>A company called Slooh, which provides live streams of outer space via telescope, is opening up its sightings of eclipses, full moons, asteroids, and comets to anyone with an internet connection — for free. All you need to do is sign up on their website.<p>Slooh owns seven …

Unsettle Commuter Duffle Bag

Unsettle&Co. have just launched the Commuter Duffle Pack, a versatile all-in-one solution for your everyday needs. The supremely functional duffle …

The Commuter

This is the most regrettable college major in America

Many English majors wish they’d done something else<p>This major comes with major regret.<p>More than half (54.3%) of people who majored in English say …

3 ways to massively fail with machine learning (and one key to success)

Machine learning is hard, but open source projects like Google's TensorFlow promise to help foster the kind of culture necessary for success.<p>Though …

Scarily convincing fake video tool puts words in Obama’s mouth

A computer program that can edit videos of people speaking to realistically make it look like they said something else has been created, raising fears of clips being tampered with online.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington have lip-synced a video of former US president Barack Obama using …

University of Washington

The Algorithm Helping Police Predict Crime

Using an algorithm to predict criminal activity seems like something out of dystopian sci-fi but it's already happening. These days, part of the long arm of the law is the algorithm.

Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects

After helping to launch the Partnership on AI with Google, Facebook and others; and doubling down on AI research, today Microsoft unveiled a new initiative that points to how it plans to target specific verticals in what can potentially be a very nebulous field — while also raising the public image …

Quick Tip: Speed up your Python data processing scripts with Process Pools

Get a 4x speed-up with 3 lines of code!<p>Python is a great programming language for crunching data and automating repetitive tasks. Got a few gigs of …

5 chatbots that could help you find your next job

Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules or learn how to communicate via artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.<p>Bots that follow rules are more limited and can only answer things they've been programmed to understand.<p>They won't recognize …

Is Data Socialization The Next Big Thing In Data Analytics?

The Big Data revolution in business has come about due to the huge increase in the amount of information we’re able to capture and analyze, from an ever growing number of sources. It’s the driving force behind a wider wave of technology-driven transformation which is taking place thanks to advances …

Big Data

5 fixable job-search mistakes that are keeping you from getting interviews

Searching for a new job is a tedious process. But one of the worst parts is learning a position you wanted was filled — before you ever even got a chance to interview.<p>If you find yourself in that situation over and over again, you want to figure out whatever's holding you back so you can address it …

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This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>POWERFUL SCREEN CLEANER – WHOOSH! Screen Shine is a powerful, non-toxic screen cleaner spray that cleans and …

How MTV And Nickelodeon Use Real-Time Big Data Analytics To Improve Customer Experience

Viacom, owner of household brands such as Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, is one of the largest media companies in the world, delivering more than 170 cable, broadcast and online networks in around 160 countries.<p>Monitoring of the digital networks which are used to pump their content into …

Customer Experience

The US Postal Service Wants to Hunt Down Dark Web Criminals

The US Postal Inspection Service is looking for people to conduct investigations on the dark web, as well as those who can gather defensive-focused intel too.<p>The FBI isn't the only US law enforcement agency on the dark web.<p>Considering that the digital drug trade relies on snail mail to transport …

This AI scheduler is perfect for people who hate arranging meetings

If arranging meetings have become a bothersome chore, Mimetic.ai's Evie could be just the thing.<p>Evie, a virtual personal assistant, is capable of talking to the other party and scheduling the right meeting time convenient for both parties without your direct intervention.<p>I found it ridiculously …

Artificial Intelligence

As the Algarve is named best-value destination - here’s how to get the most for your money

The Algarve in Portugal has been named the best-value destination in the world for British travellers, according to the Post Office’s 2017 Holiday Costs Barometer.<p>The Algarve topped the list for the second year running, beating Sunny Beach in Bulgaria and Spain’s Costa del Sol which came second …

The man who tried to photograph thoughts and dreams

A French Commandant’s belief that he could photograph the inner workings of the mind has important lessons for modern science.<p>Spare a thought for poor Madame Darget. How she must have sighed when her husband bounded over to the sofa in his office where she was attempting to rest. In his hands, he …

The Brain

2 Great (and free) Ways to Learn About Design Thinking

The free K12 Online Conference (@k12online) is continuing this year with short “mini-conferences.” Last week John Spencer’s (@spencerideas) keynote …

Intricate 3D model predicts when heart patients will die​

Scientists in the UK have developed an artificial intelligence system that can analyze the medical test results of patients with a heart disorder and …

There's more than the CIA and FBI: The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community

The U.S. intelligence community recently reaffirmed its conclusion that senior officials in Russia were behind hacks during the 2016 presidential campaign into the Democratic National Committee and emails belonging to associates of Hillary Clinton.<p>But what exactly is the "intelligence community?" …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …