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IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage

IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in …

Business Technology

Big Data Analytics – Nine Easy Steps to Unlock Breakthrough Results

An earlier post addressed one of the more perplexing challenges to managing an analytic community of any size against the irresistible urge to cling …

Big Data

Dreams and big data: dream recording apps like Shadow explore the collective unconscious.

As soon as we enter into the rapid eye movement, or REM, state of our nightly slumbers, we trade our waking reality for a much more fantastical one. …

Watch This Magical Concrete Slurp Up 1,000 Gallons of Water In a Minute

A new kind of concrete from the UK building materials company Tarmac instantly soaks up gallons and gallons of H20–simultaneously preventing flood …

Project Mkultra: One of the Most Shocking CIA Programs of All Time

When the extent of the U.S. government’s domestic spying program was revealed this past summer, many were surprised and outraged: how could a …

I asked for a joke in the delivery instructions on my order from Dominos. The driver 'delivered', and this is what I got: (opened in order of appearance)

Can Love Last?

Have you wondered why some couples stay in love for many years in long marriages, while others go from relationship to relationship and can't maintain in-love feelings?<p>This doesn't just happen by chance. There is a good reason why sometimes love lasts and other times it doesn't. It has to do with …

Louis CK on human nature

How did monogamy evolve?

From an evolutionary standpoint, monogamy doesn't seem to make much sense – especially for males. And yet, it's practiced by a significant number of …

Biology

The Pixel Painter

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) has given us some of the most timeless advice on the art and craft of writing — from his 8 rules for a great story to his insights on the shapes of stories to his formidable daily routine. But hardly anything examines the subject with a more potent …

Twitter Can Tell Whether Your Community Is Happy or Not

The World's Biggest Data Breaches, Visualized

It sometimes feels like there's a big data breach in the news every week—but some are far worse than others. This data visulization shows the world's …

Isaac Asimov’s Fan Mail to Young Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov first met in the 1960s. <i>“I visualized him as an elderly person (the stereotype of the astronomer at his telescope,)”</i> Asimov recounted in his autobiography, <i>“but what I found him to be was a twenty-seven-year-old, handsome young man; tall, dark, articulate, and absolutely</i> …

This movie about an evolutionary explosion will haunt your dreams

In this evocative trailer for short film "Dust," you'll be sucked into a beautifully-designed, futuristic world. Nature is evolving at a breakneck …

Symbiotic

What if Pixar's films are all part of one epic, apocalyptic narrative?

Pixar famously scatters easter eggs throughout its films that point to the movies that came before them and to the movies that are coming next. It seems like a way for the always-charming movie studio to have a little bit of fun with its fans — but what if those easter eggs were more than just …

How all Pixar films fit into a single universe

After watching a video on Cracked suggesting that all Pixar films are set in an apocalyptic universe, Jon Negroni attempted to create a universal …

Animation

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

MUSE: Hysteria- 5 String Violin Cover by David Wong

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

On the topic of face swaps...

Twisted Light Sends Data Through Optical Fiber for First Time

For the first time beams of “twisted” light have been used to transfer data through optical fibre. A team of researchers from Boston University and …

Ultimate Weird Japanese Commercials Compilation

We’re no strangers to weird ass commercials, even foreign weird ass commercials but this compliaction of weird ass Japanese commericals features some …

How does spacetime get bent?

In Einstein's universe, spacetime is supposed to be some crazy rubber sheet full of folds and bends. But the idea of curved space is not the most …

The implications of the Moses Illusion

There's a simple question that gets answered wrong so frequently that it's acquired the name The Moses Illusion. It sounds like a minor trick, but it …

Framing