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These Post-Apocalyptic Books Will Freak You Out

Armageddon. The apocalypse. Judgement Day. For every word there is to describe the end of days, there are five different ways authors have envisioned …

Oxbridge may be unfixable. Perhaps it should be abolished | Phil McDuff

The entrenchment of privilege is woven into the fabric of Oxford and Cambridge. Only by stopping them admitting undergraduates can we counter this<p>The regularly occurring furore over admissions to Oxford and Cambridge reignited recently thanks to David Lammy. The Labour MP pointed out huge gaps in …

Detectives charged with raping woman in van

Two New York police detectives have been charged with raping an 18-year-old woman while she was in handcuffs in the back of their police van.

Crime

9 ways to make people like you without saying a word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they're saying.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and …

Self-improvement

13 of the world's most beautiful libraries

Abbey Library, St. Gallen, Switzerland<p>Vorau Abbey Library, Austria<p>The Long Room IV at Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland<p>The Public Library, Stuttgart, Germany<p>Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Library, Berlin, Germany<p>Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences Görlitz, Germany<p>Admont Abbey, Austria<p>St. Peter's …

Libraries

The EPA is taking unprecedented steps to oust scientists who receive its grants

Scott Pruitt is pushing out the EPA's independent science advisers and bringing in industry researchers.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday that will force out science advisers who have received grants from the agency and pave the way to replace them with researchers …

Thank You for Your Service review – American Sniper writer fires blanks

Oscar nominee Jason Hall’s directorial debut assembles a strong cast, including Miles Teller and Amy Schumer, yet his tale of PTSD is aimless and ineffective<p>From war to war, only the proper nouns change. Boys with no idea what they’re in for, barely past schooling age, still get seduced by the …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

10 Self-Editing Tips that Will Make You a Better Writer

I’ve been an editor for many years (don’t make me admit how many) and a writer for even longer. After even a few years in the game, every editor …

Language

NASA cameras capture Hurricane Harvey from space

Cameras aboard the International Space Station captured footage of Hurricane Harvey as the storm rapidly intensified.

What's So Exciting About Data Science?

Data Science is a rapidly evolving and exciting field. But don’t take our word for it! DataCamp asked 11 data science professionals and enthusiasts …

Machine Learning with Python- Why do they form the best combination

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Lucifer heatwave poses 'major' risk to parts of Europe

Red alerts are issued in Italy, Switzerland, Croatia and Poland - with dangerous weather also expected in France and Spain.<p>Weather experts are …

Weather

How to Add a Glitch Effect to Your Videos

It’s always good to know several different editing techniques to add visual effects to your project, as you will never know when you'll need them. …

Coding4Fun Hardware Boneyard - Using the CueCat with .NET

September 16, '06 Comments [7] Posted in Coding4Fun | Programming<p>Sponsored By<p>In an ongoing Mardi Gras celebration of the soon-to-happen Coding4Fun …

Data Science Terminology: 26 Key Concepts Everyone Should Understand (Part I)

data science is the theory and practice powering the data-driven transformations we are seeing across industry and society today. Artificial …

Python 101: Object Oriented Programming part 1

Part III: Classes, Objects, Attributes & Methods<p>It is the third part of <b>Beautiful Python series by Tk</b>. If you are a totally beginner developer …

Predictive maintenance using PySpark

Predictive maintenance is one of the most common machine learning use cases and with the latest advancements in information technology, the volume of …

installr package

Using R to Install Stuff (Such As: R, 'Rtools', 'RStudio', 'Git', and More!)<p>R is great for installing software. Through the 'installr' package you …

Packt: Python is the most popular tool used by developers and tech pros

Developers are often told they need to check out what other people are learning in their sector, whether that be a popular language like Python, or a …

How to Use Static Type Checking in Python 3.6

Automatically catch many common errors while coding<p>One of the most common complaints about the Python language is that variables are <i>Dynamically …

Face Recognition in R

(This article was first published on <b>R-Projects – Stoltzmaniac</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>OpenCV is an incredibly powerful tool to have in …

Automatic tools for improving R packages · Maëlle's R blog

On Tuesday I gave a talk at a meetup of the R users group of Barcelona. I got to choose the topic of my talk, and decided I’d like to expand a bit on …

Python Programming Tutorials

Programming for Finance Part 2 - Creating an automated trading strategy<p>Algorithmic trading with Python Tutorial<p>We're going to create a Simple Moving …

Listing a Directory With Python

“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.”<br>― Steven Wright<p>1. Introduction<p>There are several methods to list a directory in …

Using Python to automate Facebook group invites

At the start of the academic year whilst working with a student society at university I ran into a problem — how do you invite people to a Facebook …

10 awesome features of Python that you can't use because you refuse to upgrade to Python 3

class: center, middle # 10 awesome features of Python that you can't use because you refuse to upgrade to Python 3 .footnote[[There is also a pdf …