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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

Ultimate grammar cheat sheet

If the very mention of the word sends you running from your keyboard, you’re not alone.Both native and non-native speakers find the quirks of the …

Public Relations

Creative Writing Prompts For High School Students

Plot, Dialogue and Voice<p>Whether you're a student or a teacher, these writing prompts for high school students are going to come in handy if you're …

Creative Writing

Teaching Topic Sentences Using Models

Crafting Good Topic Sentences that Focus the Reader<p>Topic sentences can be likened to miniature thesis statements for individual paragraphs. The topic …

Creative Writing

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment …

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning - MIT Technology Review

Eli Goldstein, a fresh-faced cofounder of SkyCool Systems, pulled open the garage door on the side of the Stanford spinout's cramped workspace in …

Clean Energy

Panic Attacks as a Problem of pH

"My heart starts to race, I can't breathe, I get all sweaty, and I feel very scared - like I am about to die." <br>This is how one of my patients …

The Brain

Are Some Psychiatric Disorders a pH Problem?

The human brain frequently undergoes changes in acidity, with spikes from time to time. One main cause of these temporary surges is carbon dioxide …

The Brain

The tricks to make yourself effortlessly charming

From the first moment you walk into a room people are making judgements about how much they like you. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your chances<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>Most of …

Body Language

​This Over-the-Counter Tablet Can Blast Through Your Blues In Just 2 Weeks

​It’s safer than traditional antidepressants, too<p>Feel beaten down by the blues? You’re not alone: Nearly 1 in 3 men have suffered from symptoms of depression at some point in their lives, according to the American Psychological Association.<p>But many men don’t seek care for it, and traditional …

American Psychological Association

Here are some of the basic algorithms behind a lot of what your computer does

In the modern world, algorithms do much of the digital heavy lifting.<p>Algorithms control the inner-workings of everything from particle accelerators to stock markets. They determine the news you see, what search results you get, how computers learn, and what gets recommended to you on Netflix or …

Machine Learning

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

Clean Energy

Millions in foreign funds spent in 2015 federal election to defeat Harper government, report alleges

<b></b>Foreign money funnelled towards Canadian political advocacy groups affected the outcome of the 2015 federal election, according to a document filed …

Microsoft just made it easier to create iOS and Android apps with Windows

At Build 2017, Microsoft showed off the cross-platform power of its .NET framework, by demonstrating how apps could be easily created on a Windows PC and work on iOS, Android, and Windows all through a single shared code base.<p>But Microsoft didn’t stop there. While the .NET Standard 2.0 code base …

Software

16 things your successful friends have given up

Sit down and think, for a moment, about what your successful friends do<p>comparedto your loser friends that complain. If you don't have any successful …

Motivation

One Day Buddha Walked Through A Village. When A VERY Angry Man Insulted Him Buddha calmly said…

One day Buddha walked through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him.<p>The man said: “You are as stupid as everyone …

Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression

Scientists say they’ve found neurological evidence of four different subtypes of depression—a discovery that may someday help doctors select the best …

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks) | Inc.com

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either been affected by it personally or is involved in some way with …

The Brain

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

Everyone feels rushed and panicked at times, and that can result in feelings of negativity. So when we’re feeling overwhelmed, what can we do?<p>I came …

Here’s a Cheap DIY Tabletop “Photo Studio” That’s Great for Macro and Product Photography

For those of us who don’t have our own photo studios, tabletop photography often involves waiting for a bright overcast day and shooting outdoors …

Portable

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia

The negative symptoms include symptoms where there is a decrease or a loss in a mental function compared to normal functioning.<p>What Are the Negative …

Opinion: One year after the Cologne assaults - Stop apologizing for political Islam

That authorities will deploy 1,500 police officers in Cologne on New Year's Eve is proof that the German way of life has been compromised. Political …

Religion

Passive Exposure to a Language Can Actually Help You Learn It Faster

Learning a new language takes a lot of work, but there are some little things you can do to help yourself along. While you can’t really absorb what …

Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be misdiagnosed immune disorders

Some patients sectioned with conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could instead have a treatable immune disorder, Oxford University scientists have found.<p>Currently, people experiencing psychosis are often thought to be suffering from mental disorder and are treated as such with …

All maps are wrong. I cut open a globe to show why.

Maps are flat representations of our spherical planet. I cut open a plastic globe to understand just what it takes to turn a sphere into something flat:<p>My struggle to make a flat map out of the plastic globe is indicative of a challenge mapmakers have faced for centuries: It is mathematically …

Wikimedia

Mythbusting Ancient Rome – throwing Christians to the lions

‘CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS!’ rang without end through all quarters of the city.<p>So writes Henryk Sienkiewicz in his novel Quo Vadis (1895). By the end …

The ultimate guide to lenses for filmmakers and photographers

For those new to photography or video, lenses can seem like a scary subject. There’s so many different types, and numbers and letters that all denote …