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Letter from Africa: Nigeria's war of the religious robes

<b>In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at how the latest religious tension in Nigeria is playing out in what people wear to school.</b><p>Almost all of Nigeria's many inter-religious crises have erupted in the north of the country, where the …

Plotting the boundaries of cluster zone in Python with scikit package

Here is my simple example of dealing with data clustering in 3 attribute(x,y,value). each sample represent its location(x,y) and its belonging …

Data Science

These Are the Most 'Googled' Memes of 2015

As part of Google’s annual round-up of the people, places, and events that garnered the most attention on search in the U.S. in the past year, the …

Florida

Unbelievable Kitchen Appliances You'll Love

I think I just fell in love with technology a little more.<p>When gadgets work in tandem with your kitchen needs, it's a match made in technology heaven.<p>…

Kitchens

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness

These 9 behaviors separate star employees from everyone else

Last year, leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman collected upward of 50,000 360-degree evaluations conducted over five years on more than 4,000 individual employees.<p>They looked specifically at the leadership behaviors that distinguished "good" performers (those rated at the 40th to 70th …

If US relations with China turn sour, there will probably be war | Timothy Garton Ash

America needs a strategy to handle its superpower rival that can last 20 years. Instead we get soundbites<p>What is the biggest challenge facing the next president of the United States? How to deal with China. The relationship between the emerging and the enduring superpower is the greatest …

The last 30 years of global economic history are about to go out the window

Over the last 30 years, a near constant flow of cash has inundated China and other emerging markets. It has lifted those economies, pulled hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and dictated corporate expansion plans worldwide.<p>That wave is now ebbing.<p>This year will see the first net outflow …

Economics

15 Ways Your Brain Fools You On A Daily Basis

Consider this post the red pill.

And virus makes four

If you find that dispiriting, here’s another bit of unsettling news: Some of these skeletons come back to life during very early human development. …

Forbes Welcome

How to Transform Self-Criticism into Self-Appreciation

<b>“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything that you are.” ~Unknown</b><p>They stop you dead in your …

Self-help

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge

Listening to these podcasts will make you smarter, tougher, and more business savvy.<p>Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are …

Entrepreneurship

What to Do When You Don’t Trust Your Team

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Do you trust the people on your team? It’s an uncomfortable question to ask, because as good leaders, we work hard to create a supportive environment and earn the trust of the people who report to us. But what if <i>you</i> don’t trust <i>them</i>? Again, as a good leader, you’d have to be able to have an …

Management

An oil dispute in Niger is exposing big problems with Chinese investment in Africa

The thing is, there may never have been a compressor blowout.<p>According to multiple energy-industry sources who spoke with Business Insider, the shutdown of the Soraz refinery — which has driven up gas and cooking-oil prices throughout Niger and pushed parts of the country of 16 million to the edge …

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

Writing Fiction: 3 Ways to Build a Stronger Story

Authors face a great many challenges as we put together our manuscripts. Primary among them is working to erase our tracks on the page, creating a …

Writing

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Ogle This 3D-Printed Outfit At Your Own Risk

Behnaz Farahi's 'Caress of the Gaze' knows exactly where your eyes are.<p>If always knowing when somebody was staring at you was a super power, Behnaz Farahi's new project, <i>Caress of the Gaze</i> would qualify as a bona fide super suit. The architect and interaction designer married a camera, a facial …

Emerging headache: Brazil sinks deeper into recession

Brazil’s central bank now forecasts that the once high-flying emerging market economy will shrink by 2.7% this year—the worst contraction in a …

Mikado Bookshelves

Inspired by the classic pick-up stick game, this customizable bookcase looks like a sculpture on a wall. Designed by French architect <b>Jean-Francois</b> …

Furniture

Why China's Economic Problems May Be Worse Than We Think

China's authoritarian leaders must enact deep reforms, not just stimulus. It is not clear if they are willing to do that.<p>Chinese president Xi Jinping is leaving behind a struggling economy as he visits the United States this week. That is worrying leaders of other countries that do business with …

The Syrian war is prompting the first-ever withdrawal from the doomsday seed vault

First built in 2008, the Global Seed Vault sits on a remote island between mainland Norway and the North Pole and acts an insurance against any dramatic loss of worldwide crop diversity from natural or manmade disasters.<p>It’s been built to withstand even a nuclear war, but it’s the devastating …

Syrian Civil War

7 Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Kept Their Day Jobs While Starting Their Businesses

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Keeping your day job while starting a business has its advantages. Aside from the steady income and free coffee, reliable full-time work helps you flesh …

Entrepreneurship

A Navy SEAL shares 8 secrets to grit and resilience

The emerging science of grit and resilience is teaching us a lot about why some people redouble their efforts when the rest of us are heading for the door.<p>Research is great, but it's always nice to talk to someone who's been there firsthand, and to see how theory holds up against reality. So who …

The U.S. Holds the High Cards and It’s Time to Call China’s Bluff

Forget about ‘common ground’ and ‘managing the differences’ when Xi Jinping visits this week. The U.S. is strong, China’s weakening. Let’s play it …

Unraveling The Surprising Relationship Between Mood And Productivity

Mood affects your productivity more than you realize, but a new app is helping employees take control of their emotions at work.<p>Much of what we deal with in life is shaped by our mind-set.<p>There is a quote I love that says, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” I’ve found …

Psychology

ETER9: The Social Network That Turns Your Personality Into an Immortal Artificial Intelligence

By learning everything there is to know about you and your online habits, social network ETER9 promises a kind of digital immortality wherein an …

Ten top languages for crunching Big Data