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In Science, Probability Is More Certain Than You Think

The outrage of the moment in my social media circles is over the <i>New York Times</i> hiring Bret Stephens as an opinion columnist, who promptly devoted his first regular column to sowing doubt about climate change. The argument is, basically, that the science behind climate change deals in probabilities, …

Physics

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

12 Ways to Take Brownies Where They've Never Been Before

Where do your brownie loyalties lie? Are you Team Fudgy, Team Cakey, or Team In-Between-y?<p>I'm a fudgy-as-a-truffle gal myself (Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies are my old faithful, preferably straight from the freezer)—but today, we're not here to discuss <i>that</i> age-old question.<p>Instead, <b>we're here</b> …

Dessert

The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart

Author: Rhett Allain. Rhett Allain Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.21.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>One of the many awesome things about …

Physics

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Artificial Intelligence

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read before 2016 ends

Looking for more rightwing perspectives to balance your news diet? Here are pieces analyzing Trump’s military appointments and whether he is an aberration<p>This week’s serve of rightwing views comes as the Trump administration is almost bedded down, and he prepares to assume office. What do we know, …

Political Science

10 of the best Windows 10 apps for 2016

After a few bumpy updates and a lot of spit and polish, Windows 10 has shaped up to be a pretty solid OS: fast, stable and delightful to use.<p>We’ve rounded up 10 great new and updated apps for 2016 that you can use to do things like enjoy your media collection, take notes, work on your photos and …

Apps

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

Terahertz radiation could speed up computer memory by 1000 times

One area limiting speed in personal computing speed is memory -- specifically, how quickly individual memory cells can be switched, which is currently done using an external magnetic field. European and Russian scientists have proposed a new method using much more rapid terahertz radiation, aka …

17 Photos Of The Most Eerie Abandoned Sites In The World

From vacant theme parks to deserted sanatoriums, these places manage to be both haunting and strangely beautiful at the same time.<p>From vacant theme parks to deserted sanatoriums, these places manage to be both haunting and strangely beautiful at the same time.

Hilarious Finalists of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016</b> are in full swing – with hundreds of the most funny and …

What exactly is the scientific method and why do so many people get it wrong?

Claims that the “the science isn’t settled” with regard to climate change are symptomatic of a large body of ignorance about how science works.<p>So …

EVE Online players have produced some incredible propaganda

Now that EVE Online has added a limited free-to-play option, there's more and more new players unaware of the layers of politics and warfare that …

PC Gaming

Play Kerbal Space Program like an astronaut with this custom control board

<i>Kerbal Space Program</i> is a tough game to describe, but the best possible description I can give it is "NASA: The Game." It’s a spaceflight sim, where the goal is to design ships and launch the adorable Kerbals into space, helping them explore their solar system without reaching an untimely and fiery …

Captive cheetahs best friends are dogs

ANIMALS<p><b>Los Angeles</b> --<p>It may sound like a West Side Story-style love story, but some dogs love big cats.<p>Cheetahs are the fastest mammals in the world, but they also are the world's biggest scaredy-cats - so much so that they don't breed easily and are in danger of going extinct.<p>Some zoos are …

Ornithology