Nikhil Tiwari

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An Introduction to Graph Theory and Network Analysis (with Python codes)

Introduction<p>“A picture speaks a thousand words” is one of the most commonly used phrases. But a graph speaks so much more than that. A visual …

Types of (ETFs) Exchange Traded Funds

Types of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)<p>Updated August 17, 2017<p>Because exchange traded funds continue to gain popularity with every closing bell, it’s …

Koenigsegg’s Camshaftless Engine Explained; Watch It in Action

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow. These are the four strokes of the reciprocating, internal-combustion engine (ICE) that Nikolaus Otto patented in the 19th century. The action of the intake valves that allow an engine to breathe and the exhaust valves that let it expel spent gases were, until very …

Koenigsegg

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

Machine Learning

The crisis in modern masculinity

On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was walking to a prayer meeting at his temporary home in New Delhi when he was shot three times, at point-blank range. He collapsed and died instantly. His assassin, originally …

Boris Johnson

Tesla Model 3 gets hacked, reveals more details and great potential for dual motor/ performance versions

Tesla is delivering more Model 3 vehicles every day and now the vehicle is making its way into the hands of Tesla hackers and tinkerers who are exploring the new all-electric vehicle in depth.<p>It’s why it’s not surprising that someone has now managed to hack the Model 3’s ‘factory mode’ – revealing …

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

BOSTON (AP) — One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that …

Transportation

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Bitcoin has a huge scaling problem—Lightning could be the solution

The Lightning network could enable much cheaper and faster bitcoin payments.<p>Three startups are getting ready to launch one of the most ambitious and …

Bitcoin

An Eater's Guide to Chicago

Chicago is no longer a simple meat and potatoes town. Restaurants in the nation's third-largest city have grown to a level of sophistication that rival any food scene in the country. Consider this your guide to the best food and drink the city has to offer.<p>Welcome to the Land of Fine Dining …

Texas

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

<b>1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)</b> <br>An engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s “neighbours from hell” – mankind.<p><b>2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)</b><br>This steely and devastating examination of the author’s grief following the sudden death of …

Literature

Why Tesla is overhyped — and overvalued

Tesla and the deep problems with “disruption” theory.<p><i>Tesla’s long-awaited Model 3, its first mass-market offering, has finally arrived. In June, Brent Goldfarb assessed the company’s prospects:</i><p>Silicon Valley investors love to talk about “disruption” — they are besotted with the storyline of small, …

Mental health and the university

The Mental Healthcare Act was approved recently by Parliament. From now on, stigmatising a mentally ill person, and denying him or her the …

You, according to fake news

A good lie is never known as a lie. A famous lie is a different matter. A lie that is famously a lie is the very opposite of a good lie. How then …

Summers: Automation is the middle class' worst enemy

For Americans, it seems like a terrific jobs market, with an astonishingly low,4.3% unemployment rate. Yet a closer look reveals a middle class …

Economics

Tesla is going to ‘kill’ the auto industry with Elon Musk’s way of thinking about manufacturing, says SpaceX CTO

Tesla was for a long time a “product company” – meaning that it focused on creating great products first. It has been quite successful at it with vehicles, like the Model S, winning almost all car awards out there. But CEO Elon Musk has recently shifted the automaker’s focus to manufacturing – …

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 …

Cognitive bias cheat sheet, simplified

Thinking is hard because of 4 universal conundrums.<p><i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia’s crazy list of cognitive biases, and after</i> …

Behavioral Sciences

Celebrity isn’t just harmless fun – it’s the smiling face of the corporate machine

Now that a reality TV star is preparing to become president of the United States, can we agree that celebrity culture is more than just harmless fun – that it might, in fact, be an essential component of the systems that govern our lives?<p>The rise of celebrity culture did not happen by itself. It …

Reality TV

How do women really know if they are having an orgasm?

In the nascent field of orgasm research, much of the data relies on subjects self-reporting, and in men, there’s some pretty clear physiological feedback in the form of ejaculation.<p>But how do women know for sure if they are climaxing? What if the sensation they have associated with climax is …

The Brain

Artificial Intelligence Set To Take Over The World

Image via Shutterstock<p>The first web search engines were stupid. For those old enough to remember, Yahoo was a great directory, listing a few thousand …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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Books

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Ancient Civilization

The Week in Review: Apple Watch Revealed

Apple unveiled details of the long-awaited Apple Watch, along with other product announcements and updates, during an event on Monday.<p>The watch, which will ship on April 24, will come in three different versions. The Apple Watch Sport is the least expensive and comes with a plastic band, while the …

Smartwatches

Leaked specs paint fuller picture for HTC Desire 8

The HTC "A5" smartphone figures to offer consumers a solid mid-range Android experience.<p>The HTC Desire 8 should provide a large, albeit mid-range, Android experience when it makes its debut.<p>According to a fresh set of leaked specs out of evleaks, the handset should include a 1.6GHz quad-core …

Mobile Technology

Google smartphone Project Tango will be able to understand space and motion as well as you can

Project Tango is the latest Android smartphone prototype from Google that is said to learn and map the world by detecting the movement of its owner; A new attempt from the company to create a robust mapping system that could offer more precise directions in the future.<p>"The goal of Project Tango is …