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IT career roadmap: How to become a data scientist

A data scientist is one of the most in-demand, high-profile careers in IT today, but Tom Walsh and Alex Krowitz have been working behind the scenes …

Far and Away, Flat Out, The West’s Best Road Trip!

by Richard Bangs<p>It feels like we’re driving to the edge of the world where the water falls off.<p>Infinity is just ahead. To the right are mountains …

The Software Developer’s Library: A Treasure Trove of Books for People Who Love Code

A treasure trove of books for people who love code. Curated by Eric Elliott.<p>Arranged by topic, loosely in learning order.<p>A Note to Beginners<p>I learned …

U.S. Road Trip: 50 States 50 National Parks

<b>In 2015 I took a 10 month solo road trip through all 50 states and to every national park in the lower 48, and what a long strange trip it was.</b><p>Exotic travel, especially among millennials, has become an increasingly romanticized "life-experience" milestone, and for a good reason, no doubt. Who …

Dream Images of Egypt Easier to See than Ever

Few places conjure up such iconic and romantic images as Egypt. The pyramids, camels crossing the desert, felucca sailboats with their triangular sails gliding up the Nile, the ruins of Luxor and the haunting sound of the evening call to prayer as it echoes over the rooftops of Cairo.<p>The amazing …

How to Think Exponentially and Better Predict the Future

<i>This is the third in a four-part series looking at the big ideas in Ray Kurzweil’s book</i> The Singularity Is Near. <i>​Be sure to read the other …

5 Lessons I Learned From Traveling Solo

I lived alone for a year and a half before I left to backpack for five months around Europe. I thought I was accustomed to being alone, having relied on myself heavily during that time.<p>The argument for traveling solo has become a popular topic. I wanted to travel, but I wanted to see so much and …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

The 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Angel McNall Photography/Shutterstock</i><p>Sure, our national parks are beautiful, beach camping is a blast, and taking a road trip is a fun way to spend a few days, but sometimes you want to explore a totally new city. And for that, we've got you covered.<p>At Thrillist, we've been …

A professional landscape photographer says these are the best places to see star-filled skies in the US

Between the weather, lunar, solar, and milky way conditions, stars can be a difficult thing to capture, but Kaye has become familiar with the best spots to go stargazing and capture the spectacular sights.<p>From Hawaii to Lake Tahoe, Kaye has some serious knowledge on where to head if you want a …

14 Mind-Blowing Historical Locations For Your Bucket List

<b>The world is full of incredible ancient places, some are known by millions and global icons, others are obscure, hidden and forgotten by all except the most geeky history buff. For the cultural traveller there is so much to explore that you'll have to put the effort in to discover everything. But</b> …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

The Top 10 Most-Visited National Parks

If someone tells you to take a hike, head directly to Montana’s Glacier National Park where 700 miles of trails wind through the forest-covered …

How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 1

I am often asked in emails how to go about learning the necessary mathematics for getting a job in quantitative finance or data science if it isn't …

Mathematics

99m-year-old lizard trapped in amber could give clue to 'lost ecosystem'

A fossilised lizard found in south-east Asia preserved in amber dates back 99m years, US scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and a “missing link” for reptile researchers.<p>The lizard is 75m years older than the previous record holder, according to researchers at the …

Biology

20 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Scientists

The great science minds of history have provided inspirational quotes on their findings, philosophy, and understanding of the world around us. These quotes have inspired generations of young explorers, eager to learn more about the world and motivated toward betterment.<p>When you need a bit more …

Albert Einstein

Five Factors That Are Fueling Serverless Computing - Part 1

Serverless Computing is the latest buzzword in the industry. It has gained momentum in the recent past primarily due to the investments made by Amazon and Google. With the announcement of Openwhisk at the recently held InterConnect event, IBM has also joined the bandwagon. Microsoft is actively …

Cloud Computing

Poetic Beauty of Icelandic Seashores

Morten Solvstrom est un directeur artistique basé à New York, qui travaille pour l’agence <i>Hello Monday</i>. En mai dernier, il s’est rendu en Islande, …

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: Refined design, new 12MP camera and waterproofing

Samsung has a solid strategy to exceed the hype set out for any new high-end device from the company — it comes down to sticking with what worked in …

Clever translation, a great tennis game, and other apps of the week

The weekend is halfway over and — if the weather in your area is anything as dismal as it is in mine — thoughts naturally turn to amusing ourselves with the latest apps.<p>But which ones to sample? Whether you’re looking for a clever translation app, one of the best games of the year so far, or a …

Apps

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

Can YOU solve the '100 hat riddle'? Google reveals its AI has cracked puzzle it and Goldman Sachs use to spot the super smart in interviews

Can YOU solve the '100 hat riddle'? Google reveals its AI has cracked puzzle it uses to spot the super smart in interviews<p><b>Deep neural network</b> …

Mathematics

How scientists solved the strange case of the missing asteroids

A couple years ago, astronomers made a surprising discovery: A significant number of asteroids were missing from the central region of the solar system.<p>The space rocks were plentiful in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and they appeared in their expected numbers around the neighborhood …

Astronomy