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IBM Design Thinking

<b>IBM Design Thinking is design thinking for an ever-evolving world.</b><p>At IBM, we think the systems of the world should work in service of people. At the …

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7 Essential Resources & Tips To Get Started With Data Science

Hi, I’m Jan R. Benetka, the curator of the ZEEF Data Science page. I’m also a PhD candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.<p>I …

Discover Petra on a virtual tour with Google Street View

Google Street View has mapped the ancient city of Petra, providing armchair travellers with a video tour of its historic sights – with commentary by Queen Rania of Jordan<p>War and terrorist attacks may have put an end to tourism in the Middle East – at least in the short to medium term – but armchair …

Tableau + Mapbox integration

This week Tableau announces full Mapbox integration, making any Mapbox map available as a canvas for your Tableau visualizations. No code …

Data Visualization

Is Uber The Root Of All Evil?

It is a truth universally acknowledged, in the enlightened liberal semi-socialist California circles in which I often move, that Uber is evil. It is accepted as axiomatic that they exploit their drivers; they brazenly reject the rule of democratic law, while simultaneously kowtowing to …

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of …

Literature

Abandoned Ship: Spacecraft Discovered in Huge Derelict Hangar

[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]Remarkably intact and beautifully documented by a Russian urban explorer, this space shuttle …

Urbanism

Golf, Sex, and Death: Why They Don’t Get Along

He was looking down, which is what he likes to do in the forest. On his knees, squatting, peering under the leaves, and there—wedged in the mud—was the invader. The Thing From Elsewhere.<p>It was a golf ball.<p>David Haskell is a biology professor who recently wrote a little book about a small patch of …

Nature

The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

Bitcoin

This amazing video of the Magnus effect in action will make you love science even more

Science can just be so cool. If you want further evidence of this, you should watch an incredible new video of a basketball being dropped from the …

Live Map Shows Thousands Of Cyber Attacks As They Happen

Sony got nuked, said one security expert. But it’s hardly the only attack aimed at a major corporation. Tens of thousands of cyber attacks are launched every second – a majority of which are directed at the United States – but few have the impact that can force a Hollywood studio to cancel a …

Explore the epic, abandoned Communist headquarters hidden in the Bulgarian mountains

Dubbed the Buzludzha Monument, after the mountain it was built on, the structure became the headquarters for the Bulgarian Communist party. Finished in 1981, it was only used for eight years before it was abandoned when the Iron Curtain fell.<p>While many in the government would like to restore the …

European Travel

I Heart My National Park: Olympic

Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, <b>Olympic National Park</b> invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because of the park’s relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding …

National Parks