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Lobe’s ridiculously simple machine learning platform aims to empower non-technical creators

Machine learning may be the tool de jour for everything from particle physics to recreating the human voice, but it’s not exactly the easiest field to get into. Despite the complexities of video editing and sound design, we have UIs that let even a curious kid dabble in them — so why not with …

Machine Learning

The Genius Problem-Solving Method Elon Musk Learned From Aristotle | Inc.com

<i>"All great Acts of Genius began with the same consideration: Do not be constrained by your present reality."</i><p><b>Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>Obviously, I have never met Aristotle or Da Vinci; for that matter, I have not yet had the pleasure of speaking with Elon Musk. Still, let's imagine that I can understand how …

Creativity

Big Pharma’s worst nightmare

On a hot August afternoon in 2000, four Americans arrived for a secret meeting at the central London penthouse flat of an Indian billionaire drug manufacturer named Yusuf Hamied. A sixth person would join them there, a French employee of the World Health Organisation, who was flying in from Geneva, …

Pharma

Emacs – The Best Python Editor?

Thus far, in our series of posts on Python development environments we’ve looked at Sublime Text and VIM:<p>In this post we’ll present another powerful …

Python Programming

The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

Juicy is the best word to describe Anne Biklé and David Montgomery’s garden, even in the dying days of autumn. Emerald green, dewy grass; a vegetable patch where leafy kale stands tall and arugula nestles low; shrubs and trees – cork bark maple, Persian ironwood and wax myrtle – screening the area …

Biology

An Interactive Guide To The Fourier Transform

The Fourier Transform is one of deepest insights ever made. Unfortunately, the meaning is buried within dense equations:<p>Yikes. Rather than jumping …

11 great resources to learn and work in Python

<i>Roger Huang is an entrepreneur who is working on his next venture, and advising several others on growth. This post originally appeared on Code(Love).</i><p>Python is one of our favorite languages. Versatile, and yet easy to grasp, it’s one of the best languages at expressing the logic behind code with a …

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

Cognition

What is the mathematical probability of getting pooped on by a pigeon in NYC?

A probability expert devises the ultimate formula to finding out the likelihood of getting pooped on any given day in New York City.Read more...

Mathematics

This Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

Learning even just the basics of photography takes a bit of work and one of the more complex ideas is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and …

10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers

February 23, 2015<br>Here is what we have been working on over the last weekend. This is a list that comprises some of the best math apps and extensions …

Apps

Is f/4 The New f/2.8?

Since the release of the Nikon D3 in 2007 and the Nikon D700 in 2008, low-light sensor technology has been improving by leaps and bounds. For many …

Minimum Spanning Tree Prim's Algorithm

Introduction<p>What is the minimum length of the network cable we require if we have to connect 100 computing machines in a building distributed across …

How to Capture Stunning Star Trail Photos in Light Polluted Places

I’ve always found photos of star trails — the arcs the stars paint across the sky as the earth turns — fascinating. They’re one of the things that we …

The World's Best Falafel Recipe Comes From Egypt

<i>A trip to Alexandria confirmed the best way of making falafel is not the most common. Try replacing chickpeas with superior fava beans, just like the</i> …

These 9 Pro Tips On Immaculate Composition Will Help You Win At Instagram

One of the keys to why Wes Anderson’s films look so damn good is meticulous composition. (Well, meticulous <i>everything</i>, to be exact, but there’s a point coming). Every frame in a Wes Anderson movie looks as painstakingly designed as an album cover, giving the impression of a series of artful still …

Photography

The Formula To Better Problem Solving

The “Five Whys” process will help you get to the root of any problem, and make everyone feel understood and included.<p>Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Tools break, wires get crossed, the best-laid plans fall apart.<p>And on those occasions, it helps to know exactly what happened—so it …

How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Serious Camera

The rise of cameraphones has had two significant effects on photography. First it has dramatically increased the number of images that we are taking …

What Coke Contains

The Vons grocery store two miles from my home in Los Angeles, California sells 12 cans of Coca-Cola for $6.59 — 54 cents each. The tool chain that …

How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love

<i>“There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941. Indeed, finding a sense of purpose and doing what makes the heart sing is one of the greatest human aspirations — and yet too many people remain caught in the hamster wheel of unfulfilling work. …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

Anthropology

The Bitter Truth About Sugar and Its Effects on Our Health

Shares 5.8K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>It’s been a dizzying past few years in the public health wars. First came the welcome reprieve that eating fat probably …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …