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A psychotherapist explains the 5 stages of changing your behavior

<i>Wait, just thinking about changing is a stage of change? That’s how you start to change — by thinking about it without doing anything?</i><p>YES.<p>The idea …

Self-help

Maths: six ways to help your child love it

There is a widespread perception that mathematics is inaccessible, and ultimately boring. Just mentioning it can cause a negative reaction in people, …

Mathematics

Sony Unveils New Version of Its Top-Rated Aftermarket CarPlay System

Sony today introduced its new XAV-AX210 receiver, which doubles as an aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto system.<p>The XAV-AX210 is an update to Sony's year-old XAV-AX200 receiver, with the headline new feature being support for iDatalink Maestro, a car audio system that seamlessly interfaces with …

Android Auto

Stylish Cat Tower is the “Ultimate Playground” for Fun-Loving Felines

For those with a discerning taste in decor, it can be a challenge to find stylish pet furniture. This is especially true for cat owners. Felines love to scratch, lounge, and survey their kingdom from a high ground, and they're happiest when they have a special perch or cat tree to do so. The …

Cats

E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

Scientists created this picture of the Mona Lisa using genetically modified <i>E. coli</i> bacteria. Such teeny little artists!<p>The Italian researchers …

Biology

Are Cities Making Animals Smarter?

A mysterious wild cat in Sri Lanka may hold a clue.<p>The goldfish were the first to vanish. Every so often, a few would go missing overnight from the office’s tiny outdoor pond. But goldfish were cheap, so no one in the building—an environmental nonprofit in the bustling, sweaty center of Colombo, …

Sri Lanka

Reebok’s biodegradable Cotton & Corn shoes are now available for purchase

Over a year ago, Reebok announced that it would be pursuing a new initiative focused on renewable and eco-friendly materials. Fast forward to today and Reebok’s <i>Cotton & Corn</i> line is now available with its first shoe from this project. Reebok has made a serious investment into this project, one that …

Shoes

Flowbox is a tool that makes it easy to build special effects

What do you get when you connect a bunch of filmmakers with a bunch of programmers? Something like Flowbox.<p>Flowbox, which began life as a unique object-oriented programming language for visual effects, has grown into something truly powerful in the moviemaking industry. Run by Mikołaj Valencia​, …

Object-Oriented Programming

Oracle open sources GraphPipe, a new standard for machine learning models

This high-performance standard protocol should make it easier for businesses to deploy and query machine learning models from any framework.<p>Machine …

Machine Learning

Bots didn’t flop; they just became invisible

The great bot hype cycle of 2016 is over, but work continues behind the scenes, says Intercom’s Eoghan McCabe<p>The hype cycle for bots exploded in 2016 as developers poured time and money into the dream of personal digital assistants. Facebook and Microsoft announced major investments into …

Chatbots

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

This alga may be seeding the world’s skies with clouds

An algae-killing virus may be helping seed the skies with clouds. That’s the implication of a new study, which finds that—after it dies—one of the …

Particles

Deep Learning and 'Hyper-Personalization' are the Future of Marketing Automation

Taking a look at not only interactions, but intent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing automation has come a long way -- from merely being a tool for marketers to automate repetitive tasks to becoming a fortune ball to understand the high demanding customers of …

Machine Learning

New discovery reveals how cannabis can alleviate intestinal inflammation

For decades, clinicians have been hearing consistent anecdotal reports from patients suffering inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that cannabis can …

Research

Timsort: Fastest sorting algorithm for real world problems.

Timsort was implemented by Tim Peters in 2002, it has been a standard sorting algorithm for Python since Python 2.3. Python's sorted and list.sort …

Programming

Be a Better Programmer with these 45 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

More Bridges Will Collapse

Two disasters in Europe are the latest examples of the decline of infrastructure—as an idea as much as a physical thing.<p>There’s an old chestnut about infrastructure that goes, <i>Infrastructure is everything you don’t notice—until it fails</i>. It’s a definition that works for any kind of infrastructure, …

Florida International University

Sonatype offers developers free security scan tool on GitHub

Sonatype helps enterprises identify and remediate vulnerabilities in open source library dependencies and release more secure code. Today, they announced a free tool called DepShield that offers a basic level of protection for GitHub developers.<p>The product is actually two parts. For starters, …

GitHub

Kikuichi Cutlery went from Samurai swords to kitchen knives

And we've got an exclusive deal with them for you.<p>Kikuichi Cutlery began making swords for Samurais in the early 13th century. It's why the company still sits in Nara, Japan, the country's first capital and widely considered an origin place for Samurai culture and sword making. The Emperor of Japan …

Knives

The racist language of space exploration

The language of colonialism is infecting outer space, thanks to dominance by rich white businessmen and politicians.<p>On Thursday, Vice President Mike …

Space Travel

Family Separation Isn’t New

U.S. immigration policy has traumatized migrant children and parents for nearly a century.<p>For the past few months, images of distressed migrant children have populated American newsfeeds and television screens. Many of the children are the victims of “family separation,” their parents deported from …

Immigration

Trump Is Losing His Trade War

Casualties from the Trump Trade War of 2018 with China are piling up fast.<p>Farmers and small businesses across the United States are suffering under the weight of 25% tariffs on Chinese goods that they need and/or China’s retaliatory tariffs on products they export, but Trump shows no inclination to …

Tariffs

The Writer Who Makes Perfect Sense of Classical Music

Alfred Brendel’s essays about Beethoven, Schubert, and many others are deeply relevant to performers and amateur listeners alike.<p>Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, is also a great writer. You can often detect a good-natured smirk behind his words, but right there with …

Flute

A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners

A sustainable retrofit and extension floods a California-style bungalow outside Melbourne with light and landscape views.<p>Dark, cramped and "a fortune to heat in winter," Phil and Rebecca’s home in Brunswick West, a suburb of Melbourne, had been in dire need of a renovation before they met Megan …

Dining Rooms

NVIDIA's Turing-powered GPUs are the first ever built for ray tracing

Earlier this year NVIDIA announced a new set of "RTX" features that included support for advanced ray tracing features, upgrading a graphics technique that simulates the way light works in the real world. It's expected to usher in a new generation of hyper-realistic graphics but there was one small …

Alan Turing

Probabilistic Programming Primer

<b>Data Science and interpretability</b><p>I’ve been involved in industrial applications of machine learning, analytics and what is generally referred to as …

Machine Learning

Is nicotine actually bad for you?

The case against Juul is also partly a case against nicotine<p>By June 2018, a New York teenager’s addiction to Juul had become so intense that his parents took the door off his room, switched him to a different school, and asked that he be followed to the bathroom — all in an effort to prevent him …

Public Health

Tim Hwang’s FiscalNote is revolutionizing Washington lobbying with big data - MIT Technology Review

Sue Zoldak is a public relations expert with a fierce competitive streak. Her surname in Slovak, as she likes to point out, means “mercenary.” Her …

James Madison

Take a look inside the Furby's leaked source code

The source code to the original Furby has leaked. If you were a parent in the 1990’s annoyed by its incessant chirping (or indeed, if you were a kid doing the annoying), now’s your chance to dive into its internals and see how it works.<p>The Furby’s source code is written in 6502 assembly. That said, …

NES

How Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts

When the cybersecurity industry warns about the nightmare of hackers causing blackouts, the scenario they describe typically entails an elite team of …

Princeton University