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A Scratch-Off Map of Old New York City

Urban change revealed, lottery ticket-style.<p>In cities, the past is always peeking through the surface: cobblestones beneath some torn-up asphalt; a vanished street that still shapes the properties around it. Urban Scratch-Off, a new tool by digital mapmaker Chris Whong, aims to recreate that …

America's Whites-Only Weed Boom

Black Americans were disproportionately targeted in the "war on drugs." Now state laws and steep regulatory costs have left them far more likely to be shut out of America's profitable marijuana boom<p><b>When Colorado’s first</b> medical marijuana dispensaries opened in 2009, Unique Henderson was psyched. …

Google's new Cloud Vision API helps teach machines to better understand images

Google announced today that it’s offering up its powerful image recognition through the release of Google Cloud Vision API.<p>The robust REST API uses Google’s image recognition tools that help give context to photos so that machines may understand then in the same way they understand text.<p>Cloud …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/The Observer New Review<p>Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, still owns around 16% of the company.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/3/1435921855071/ea0a35e0-17eb-4b36-8d63-3f8a7e8e8f5f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Norbert …

Top Gear

Atlas, the new home for charts and data

Today we are thrilled to launch Atlas, a new platform for discovering and sharing great charts. You can find it at atlas.qz.com.<p>This is a big step forward for Quartz and, we hope, all of you. Atlas deepens our journalism by offering readers better access to the data and visualizations in so many of …

Why animals eat psychoactive plants

Thousands of people were streaming in to a ten-day festival in September where they were planning — after a long burst of hard work — to find some …

Pono: only a man pays for music quality that he can't hear

Neil Young is a great musician. Well, I've enjoyed a few of his songs, and plenty of people have enjoyed lots more of them – enough to give him a decades-spanning career in the music business.<p>I'm not sure, though, that this quite qualifies him to tangle with mathematicians waving Nyquist-Shannon's …

Italian Language Blog | Italian Language Blog

A Body Of Evidence – Translation Posted by Serena on May 16, 2018<p>As promised, here’s the English translation of the latest chapter of The Strange …

Non c’è nessuno

<b>Non</b>, meaning ‘not’, or its abbreviation n’t, e.g. didn’t, won’t, can’t, etc. is a negative adverb used to negate or change the meaning of the verb, …

Pronomi Personali Indiretti part 2: Forme Atone

In <b>part 1</b> of this article I introduced the <b>forme toniche</b> (stressed forms) of the indirect personal pronouns; in this second part we’re going to have a …

Pronomi Combinati–Part 1

Personal pronouns are always a confusing subject to master for students of Italian, so today I’m going to look at the combined personal pronouns …