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Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Aquaponics

YouTuber launches garlic bread to the edge of space just to eat it when it lands back on Earth

We've seen a man, a rocket, and so many other things go into space, so why not send some garlic bread as well?<p>YouTuber Tom Scott and a group of …

Bread

Scientists Need You to Guess The Dog Breeds in These Adorable Mutts

We've found our calling.<p>Quick: What kind of dog is that?<p>Using its scruffy face, plump black nose and blondish fur as clues, you might guess that it's …

Pets

Building a Web App With Go, Gin and React

This article was originally posted on My Blog<p><b>TL;DR:</b> In this tutorial, I'll show you how easy it is to build a web application with Go and the Gin …

JavaScript

Stripe's AI fraud detector is crazy smart

I’m loath to use the term, but Stripe is a revolutionary product. It allows pretty much anyone to accept card payments just by adding a few lines of code to their site, without having to deal with the hassle of compliance and security.<p>As you might expect, Stripe has gotten really good at …

Machine Learning

Google’s updated DIY Vision and Voice kits include a Raspberry Pi Zero

Google’s AIY Projects (a clever play on “DIY” and “AI” that makes no sense when you actually think about it) pair a Raspberry Pi with the accessories, software, and requisite cardboard to make your own Google Assistant smart speaker or object-recognizing smart camera. They only launched last year, …

Machine Learning

This Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Weapon

Badass.<p>Archaeologists have found a fascinating puzzle in the shape of a man's remains dating back to medieval Italy. It looks like this guy went …

3 Simple, Free Apps for Accessing Your Home Computer From Anywhere

You’re at work, or on the other side of the world, or both, and you need something from your computer at home—in years gone by, you would need an IT …

Linux

UC Berkeley Is Offering Data Science, Its Fastest-Growing Course Ever, for Free Online

It's worth passing along a message from UC Berkeley. According to its news service, the "fastest-growing course in UC Berkeley’s history — …

Online Education

Free Google Wi-Fi transforms rural school buses into rolling classrooms

DEER TRAIL, Colo. – Google is giving out free Wi-Fi and Chromebooks to rural school districts in a dozen states to transform school buses into rolling classrooms.<p>Google officials announced the expansion of their “Rolling Study Halls" program on Monday at a school district on the plains east of …

Google WiFi

Misidentified Ancient Burial Ritual Sites Turn Out to Be Much More Gruesome

These sites are not where early hominins learned about death.<p>To be human is to grapple with death. Anthropologists are particularly interested in …

Anthropology

Custom Natural Language Processing from Google Sheets in two easy steps

Custom language models allow users to leverage tailor-made Natural Language Processing to understand textual content. These models allow businesses …

Natural Language Processing

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

Deep Learning

The mystery of a tiny skeleton that many people thought was an alien has finally been solved

Almost two decades ago, an amateur collector found something astonishing in the Atacama desert in Northern Chile: A six-inch tall, humanoid skeleton.<p>While the skeleton did have human features, it also had some peculiarities, like a long, pointy skull, large eye sockets, and ten ribs instead of 12. …

Mutations

PornHub greets bloggers after YouTube gun ban introduced

<b>YouTube has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns and their accessories.</b><p>It had already banned videos linked to the sale of guns and accessories.<p>Many firearms enthusiasts noticed that some of their videos had been removed from the video-sharing website and some had their …

Internet

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean. Scientists have hardly ever seen …

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

CHEOPS paper model - Assemble your own planet watcher

Publication date: 19 March 2018<p>Copyright: ESA/Science Office<p>Print out and build a paper model of CHEOPS, the CHaracterising ExOPlanet …

Meet ‘Gus,’ the 95-year-old Gopher tortoise that calls a Halifax museum home

HALIFAX — At 95-years-old, Gus is slow-moving. But that’s in his nature, seeing as he’s a gopher tortoise.<p>And although he’s often sitting idle in his …

Teshuvah - Fixing Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. The Torah is filled with people -- great people -- who made mistakes.<p>Moses himself made mistakes. He was not allowed to …

Self-help

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.<p>"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale …

Education

What is an SSD? The ultimate explanation of the solid-state drive

The solid-state drive is a famous data storage option for your devices. But if you’re shopping for a new device or storage upgrade, you probably want …

NASA wants your pictures of clouds to verify its satellites’ data

NASA announced this week that it's looking for some citizen scientists to help out with a project. Six orbiting instruments make up NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project and they are used to study Earth's climate and the role clouds play in climate change. But …

Yale Study: Sad, Lonely Introverts Are Natural Born Social Psychologists

Introverts prone to melancholy are exceptionally good at accurately assessing truths about human social behavior, without formal training or …

Psychology

How to rewrite your SQL queries in Pandas, and more

Introduction to Pandas, for developers already familiar with SQL.

Python Programming

Google's Open Source AI Lets Anyone Hunt for Alien Planets At Home

Hunt for exoplanets with Kepler data and Google’s open source machine learning algorithm.<p>Last December, NASA announced that two new exoplanets had been hiding in plain sight among data from the Kepler space telescope. These two new planets weren’t discovered by a human, however. Instead, an …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

How People Talk Now Holds Clues about Human Migration Centuries Ago

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Often, you can tell where …

Reading List

These papers, books, and essays serve as a shared basis of knowledge for the MIT Probabilistic Computing Project.<p>Non-Technical Background<p>The …

This Map Shows the Average Income in Every State—and What It's Really Worth

$50,000 goes further in Ohio than New Hampshire.<p>Geography can transform a paycheck. That is: How much your wages are actually worth depends largely …

Demographics