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Three Reasons You May Not Want to Learn Clojure

<b>Introduction</b><br>I've been coding in Clojure for over a year now and not everything is unicorns and rainbows. Whatever language you choose will affect how …

Lightweight Dependent-type Programming

Because most (statically typed) programming languages do not permit value expressions appear in type expressions, one may think that these languages …

Study suggests probiotic to prevent obesity possible

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have raised hopes for the possibility of developing of a probiotic to treat obesity and …

E.coli

Researchers achieve 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode

Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of …

Skip the Squats and Do These 15 Booty-Sculpting Moves Instead

View On One Page<p>ADVERTISEMENT ()<p>Start Slideshow<p>← Use Arrows Keys →<p>Squats have their place in strength training, but there are plenty of other butt …

Workouts

7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Another year is upon us, and you may be wanting to kick off 2014 in a healthy way. But resolutions are like diets: they often fail. Usually because they don’t address your ingrained habits.<p>In his book, <i>The Knack</i>, my friend and mentor, Norm Brodsky writes about the importance of developing strong …

Nutrition

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The Amazing Micro-Engineered, Water-Repelling Surface That Lives Outside My Window

I was heading out from home to get lunch, when I caught a glint of light out of the corner of my eye. I saw what looked like tiny drops of mercury, …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

Above All

Heartbeats

It’s commencement–and commencement speech–season. The one that’s been on my mind the most this year has been Paul Ford’s speech to a graduating class …

Swift Impressions

<i>June 4, 2014</i><p>Occasionally I have a good reason to pull an idea out of the queue and start writing a new computer program. Today marks one of those …

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system

In the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system, a study in the June 5 issue of the <i>Cell</i> …

Cell Biology

PyParallel: How we removed the GIL and exploited all cores

....without needing to remove the GIL at all.<p>Presentation I gave at PyData NYC 2013.<p>Video of the presentation is here: …

Why We Humblebrag About Being Busy

We have a problem—and the odd thing is we not only know about it, we’re celebrating it. Just today, someone boasted to me that she was so busy she’s averaged four hours of sleep a night for the last two weeks. She wasn’t complaining; she was <i>proud</i> of the fact. She is not alone.<p>Why are typically …

Astrophotographer Scott Ramsey sent in a photo of the night sky over North Carolina mountains. See more amazing images from stargazers: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/165e8

Transform any text into a patent application

Figure 2 From Paul Scheerbart’s <i>Perpetual Motion Machine</i><p>[Hello everyone! Thanks for taking a look at my blog! If you want updates on this project or …

Astrophotographer Jim Abels caught a stunning moonrise over Ocean City, New Jersey. See how he did it here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/11cs7

Programming (and thinking) the functional way | Pedro Alvarez-Tabio

As a complete beginner with Haskell [1], I got immediately interested with it the time I saw the very elegant example of quicksort. Here it is:<p>I was …

Out in the Open: Man Creates One Programming Language to Rule Them All

Stefan Karpinski was building a software tool that could simulate the behavior of wireless networks, and his code was a complete mess. But it wasn't …

A New Thermodynamics Theory of the Origin of Life

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory …

Quantum Mechanics
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The Descent to C

If you've used Java, you'll probably be familiar with the idea that some types of data behave differently from others when you assign them from one …

Religion

The science behind why birds fly in a V-formation

You've heard of being a copycat, but what about a copyflap? That's apparently just what birds are doing when flying in a V-formation, something that's frequently seen when giant flocks migrate across the skies each year. A new study published by the Royal Veterinary College in Hatfield, UK suggests …

RT @mm: In San Francisco's culture war between hipsters and techies, not everyone is choosing a side. http://t.co/DlnbcFKzpi