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Insane Sculptural Furniture “Unzips” Before Your Eyes

Artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz creates what at first appears to be sleek, minimalist, Ikea-esque pieces of furniture, but there is more to them than meets the eye. In his recently published videos on Vimeo, he demonstrates that his “functional sculptures” are far more than what they …

Only 15% of Fortune 500 Companies Use Big Data Analytics To Look Beyond The 'Known-Knowns'--Why?

Whatever else he’s known for, former US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, will always be the guy who nailed the three levels of military intelligence – the ‘known-knowns’, the ‘known-unknowns’, and the ‘unknown-unknowns’ – in his memorable 2002 news briefing about Iraq and the supply of …

Big Data

The World’s Mother Tongues Mashed Up Into A Big Data Bubble

Of the 7,100 languages on the planet, only 23 are spoken by more than 50 million people natively.<p>Most maps are structured according to the world’s geopolitical borders, but there are other ways to map the globe. In his latest infographic, Spanish designer Alberto Lucas López creates a globe filled …

Language Learning

How to become a data scientist

When I started reading about data science all over internet, at that time I used to only use C, and Matlab. I was decently proficient in these, but …

Data Science

An Introduction to Text Mining using Twitter Streaming API and Python // Adil Moujahid // Data Analytics and more

Text mining is the application of natural language processing techniques and analytical methods to text data in order to derive relevant information. …

8 Easy Steps to Becoming a Data Scientist

OK, the steps are not that easy. They are all doable, and most of the steps are free or very low-cost. They will just take some time.<p>Thanks to the …

Kickstarter Documentaries on the Oscar Shortlist

There are a total of five (!) Kickstarter-funded films on the Oscar shortlist for Documentary Feature. It's an incredible array of films on a variety …

Big data: 8 ideas to watch

A look at the major forces shaping the data world.<p>By Ben Lorica<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> <i>O’Reilly Radar</i> <i>as part of our exploration of big</i> …

Predictive Analytics: NeuralNet, Bayesian, SVM, KNN

Continuing from my previous blog in walking down the list of Machine Learning techniques. In this post, we'll be covering Neural Network, Support …

New Google Research Project Can Auto-Caption Complex Images

Image recognition has come a long way over the last few years and maybe more so than anybody else, Google has brought some of those advances to end users. To see how far we’ve come, just try searching through your own images on Google Photos, for example. But recognizing objects (and maybe basic …

Hadoop gets native R programming for big data analysis

Sensing a growing interest in big data-style analysis, software provider Revolution Analytics has updated its flagship package of R statistical …

ggplot2

ggplot2 is a plotting system for R, based on the grammar of graphics, which tries to take the good parts of base and lattice graphics and none of the …

Data Visualization

Awesome Machine Learning

A curated list of awesome machine learning frameworks, libraries and software (by language). Inspired by awesome-php.<p>If you want to contribute to …

3 big universities proclaim: Learn data science online!

It's been a while since I covered MOOCs. It sounds vaguely like an epithet, but for those of you who have been hiding in a cave, MOOC means "massive …

UC Berkeley

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

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Presentation Designer

Dear NSA.<p>Let me take care of your slides.<p>As a citizen, I have been shocked by the NSA scandal. But as a presentation designer, I felt even more …

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As summer rolls on, you may find yourself with free time to catch up on …

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'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

This Guy Traveled Around The World For 3 Years, And Created An Epic Selfie Video

Alex Chacon has just finished the adventure of a lifetime -- and he has a mesmerizing selfie video to prove it.<p>Over the course of three years, Chacon used a GoPro camera on a stick to document his travels to far-flung places throughout 36 countries. The end result is an absolute delight to watch …