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Profiling Top Kagglers: KazAnova, Currently #2 in the World

There are Kagglers, there are Master Kagglers, and then there are top 10 Kagglers. Who are these people who consistently win Kaggle competitions? In …

Why We Still Don’t Have Cheap, Customizable 3-D-Printed Shoes For All

Today, 3-D-printed shoes are luxury experiments. Here’s what it’ll take to make shoes people actually want (and can afford) to wear.<p>The premise was promising. United Nude, a footwear company known for its experimental designs, enlisted five industry heavyweights to create 3-D-printed high heels …

Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in some high-needs schools

The following post was written by a fifth-year English teacher in a Title 1 middle school who blogs anonymously at the loveteachblog. It captures both the joys and overwhelming burdens of working in an under-resourced school with a large population of high-risk students and in a system that makes …

Teaching

Learn Machine Learning - Intro to Machine Learning

Intersect 2018 Conference: Early Bird tickets now available! Amazing speakers, world-class hiring partners, and more!<p>Free Course<p>Intro to Machine …

Why we want food so much it hurts

Be it chocolate, cheese or chip shop curry, craving a favourite food is something we’ve all experienced. Why do our bodies suffer such serious pangs? Veronique Greenwood investigates.<p>There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant …

Food

How Do You Help Someone You Love Who Is Depressed?

One in five of us will experience depression in our lifetime. Here are some tips on how to help someone who is unwell.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>There was a time, earlier this year, when my girlfriend and I were lying in bed talking about her depression. She was in the middle of her …

Stackable Brain Specimen Coasters That Form A 3D Brain On Your Table

Vaccine legislation properly puts public health above personal beliefs

Ask most rational people what their No. 1 priority is and, I suspect, they would answer good health.<p>Love, friends, money, freedom, a good education, a productive life — they're all right up there. But none outranks health.<p>So it's pathetic that more legislators aren't fully embracing a bill that …

German court rules Adblock Plus is legal

Following a four-month trial, a German court in Hamburg has ruled that the practice of blocking advertising is perfectly legitimate. Germany-based Eyeo, the company that owns Adblock Plus, has won a case against German publishers Zeit Online and Handelsblatt.<p>These companies operate Zeit.de, …

If we're all such foodies, why do we eat sandwiches every day?

The news that cheese sandwiches are the nation's favourite desk lunch illustrates the gulf between what we dream of eating and what we actually have time to make<p>There are foods that we read about and watch on TV. And then there is the food that we actually eat. Most of which is</b> …

A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross

Bob Ross was a consummate teacher. He guided fans along as he painted “happy trees,” “almighty mountains” and “fluffy clouds” over the course of his …

Art

Dark Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Gold-Dusted Chestnuts

Makes 16 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Caramel ganache<p>9 ounces high-quality milk chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina)<p>3 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped<p>6 tablespoons sugar<p>2 tablespoons water<p>1 cinnamon stick<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream<p>1/4 …

Dessert

Learning About Health On Social Media Makes Risks Seem Riskier

It's like a giant game of Telephone<p>Whether it’s the outbreak of an infectious disease or news of a terrorist attack, social media is a powerful tool to spread information. But exactly how information gets transmitted, and how clearly, isn’t well understood. In order to better comprehend and predict …

3 Meatless Mains That Are Pretty Genius

<i>In Kristen Miglore's newly released "Genius Recipes," the Executive Editor of Food52 shares recipes that she has found to be sheer genius from chefs</i> …

Why Facebook Might Emerge As The Biggest Internet of Things Company

Just within a few years of its existence, Facebook has achieved a cult following. From teenagers to professionals to senior citizens, everyone has an account with the world’s most powerful social media platform. For many Internet users, their connected experience starts and ends with Facebook. …

Amazon rolls out Machine Learning as an AI developer tool

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now offering Amazon Machine Learning (AML) to developers who are looking to use predictive modeling AI in their apps and …

Machine Learning

The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework

When elementary school students have math worksheets to fill out, spelling tests to study for, after school activities to participate in, and chores …

Teaching

8 Ways to Stay Healthy Without Spending Money

It turns out that some of the stuff that can keep you healthy is free for the taking<p>Even without a big, fat trust fund, you're still entitled to good health, and it turns out that some of the stuff that can keep you healthy is free for the taking.<p><b>Guys' Night Out</b>Worried about having heart attacks as …

The Ultimate Canadian Road Trip, As Determined By An Algorithm

Now <i>this</i> is a road trip.<p>Behold the ultimate cross-Canada journey according to an algorithm devised by Randy Olson, a computer science PhD candidate at …

You Can't Get Too Much Sleep

Seven is the new eight. That’s what the headlines have been saying recently, in the wake of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>’s report that the Centers for Disease Control is rethinking how much sleep we truly need to optimize our health. If you’re an athlete, however, think again; seven is not your lucky …

Why iPod And Nest Creator Tony Fadell Thinks Like A Child

For one thing, it helps fight against habituation. And that’s no small feat.<p>Habituation is the idea that the more we experience something, the more we get used to its quirks and inconveniences, and the less we question it. One example of this: having stickers on fruits that we must peel off before …

TED Talks

How Eventual is Eventual Consistency? Introducing Probabilistically Bounded Staleness

5 remarkable facts about the future of health care

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Asha Saxena, Entrepreneur.com<p>To most …

Introduction to ARIMA models

<b>ARIMA models for time series forecasting</b><p>Introduction to ARIMA: nonseasonal models <br>Identifying the order of differencing in an ARIMA model <br>Identifying …

Data Science

Transparent graphene-based display could enable contact lens computers - ExtremeTech

By on June 11, 2013 at 9:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Augmented reality generated in the …

Engineering

DARPA's jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger (video)

We've seen several attempts at making jetpacks that fly, but over at Arizona State University, a team is developing one for those who prefer staying closer to the ground. The DARPA-funded project (naturally) is called 4MM or 4 minute mile, and it aims to develop a jetpack that can provide soldiers …

Single-Layer Neural Networks and Gradient Descent

This article offers a brief glimpse of the history and basic concepts of machine learning. We will take a look at the first algorithmically described …

Programming Languages and GitHub

GitHut<p>GitHut is an attempt to visualize and explore the complexity of the universe of programming languages used across the repositories hosted on …

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