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What's the Difference Between a Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Database?

There are so many buzzwords these days regarding data management. Data lakes, data warehouses, and databases – what are they? In this article, we’ll …

Databases

Introducing pydbgen: A random dataframe/database table generator

Often, beginners in SQL or data science struggle with the matter of easy access to a large sample database file ( <b>.DB</b> or <b>.sqlite</b> ) for practicing SQL …

Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.

Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured.<p>It’s estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time.<p>But the common denominator of a small group …

Public Health

All the ways you're sabotaging your health by overdoing it on sugar

Sugar lurks in dozens of unsuspecting foods, from yogurts and salad dressings to juices and sauces. Even when sucrose — the popular form of table sugar is not present in a food item, sugar's cousins fructose and dextrose can likely be found somewhere on the label.<p>To truly avoid sugar, you'd also …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

The 1 Thing Elon Musk Got Right With Tesla and Almost Every Other Entrepreneur Gets Wrong

Look for a "hair on fire" use case<p>Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and rightly so. Tesla, not to mention his other ventures, has the mark of a business that can truly change the world. When he co-founded the company in 2003, electric cars seemed like a pipe dream. Today, however, just …

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JP Morgan Could Disrupt U.S. Health Care And Capitalism As We Know It

The biggest news since Obamacare about the failing U.S. health care system may be that three giants of technology, insurance and finance are forming a new health care company “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.”<p>Assuming they are talking about forming a new for-profit business and …

Health Care

A bizarre find: Tiny powerhouses in your cells run at 122 degrees

Your body is hot. Depending on the time of day, and where the thermometer is placed, it runs somewhere between 35 to 38 degrees Celsius, or 95 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Little organs called mitochondria, slotted into your cells like batteries in a TV clicker, produce most of this body heat. …

Biology

Enterprise-Wide Data Asset Discovery, Analytics, and Governance on the AWS Cloud | Amazon Web Services

As a leader in enterprise cloud data management, Informatica accelerates Amazon Web Services (AWS) data management for data warehouse modernization, …

Cloud Computing

China mom pays dearly for husband's probe of Ivanka Trump

XIANGYANG, China (AP) — With two young children, Deng Guilian hadn't planned on going back to work. That changed after her husband was arrested while …

China

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Improve your Chrome skills with these tips and tricks.<p>Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to …

Google

This 100-year-old poem tells you everything you need to know about why so many people struggle to learn English

Tricky pronunciation can make English one of the hardest languages in the world for foreign speakers to learn.<p>Why does "done" rhyme with "fun," for example, and why doesn't "done" rhyme with "gone"?<p>No poem illustrates the counterintuitive nature of the English language better than "The Chaos." …

How to Win Over a Boss Who Just Doesn’t Seem to Like You

Chances are that at some point in your career, you’ll have at least one boss you just can’t seem to impress, or who tends to rub the wrong way.<p>Bosses like these don’t seem to trust you or to like working with you. And even a track record of stellar performance on the job doesn’t seem to help. The …

How Elon Musk Used This Simple Mental Strategy to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses | Inc.com

How do you start the most successful private space company if you're not a rocket scientist? Or bring electric cars into the mainstream without a background in the automotive industry?<p>It might seem like everything Elon Musk touches turns to gold, but behind his unparalleled drive and ambitious …

Elon Musk

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Leadership

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.<p>“Because they work for you,” he …

Artificial Intelligence

This ex-trucker has some questions about the Tesla Semi

First, let's talk about that central seating position.<p>Resurrecting a dormant childhood dream, I spent almost nine months of this year as an over-the-road truck driver – six months in a Freightliner Cascadia pulling a refrigerated trailer, then nearly three months in a Kenworth T680 pulling a …

Battlestar Galactica

How to Get a Job at Companies Like Facebook and Google, According to the People Who Work There | Inc.com

You'd better bring your A game if you want to rock your next job interview.<p>That goes double if you're interviewing at some of the most competitive companies out there.<p>It helps to have a good grasp of some of the popular interview questions at said companies.<p>And it also helps to know exactly what …

Employment

If you're lucky enough to have a tech salary, these are the 10 cities to get the most bang for your buck

The easy answer is San Francisco or Silicon Valley, given that they are collectively ground zero for the tech industry, and area companies are well known for offering huge paychecks and benefits to woo workers away from the competition.<p>But the Bay Area also has some of the highest living costs in …

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

Deep Learning

Animated map shows how cats spread across the world

You can find house cats on every continent except Antarctica. But that wasn't always the case. How did cats make it across oceans and into households worldwide?<p>The secret lies in ancient cat DNA, which a team of scientists traced back thousands of years. They report their results in a paper …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Deep Learning

If you want to upgrade your data analysis skills, which programming language should you learn?

For a growing number of people, data analysis is a central part of their job. Increased data availability, more powerful computing, and an emphasis on analytics-driven decision in business has made it a heyday for data science. According to a report from IBM, in 2015 there were 2.35 million …

Data Science

Poor Body Language During a Presentation? This App Will Give You a Helping Hand | Inc.com

I stood stiffly on stage at a writing conference quite a few years ago. With over 800 people in attendance, and my own understanding of how to speak to a large group a little sketchy, I clicked through a few slides and made a few comments that probably didn't sound too profound.<p>After my talk, I …

Machine Learning

Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger

She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election. She is the fifth. The …

Government

The list of top schools for producing tech entrepreneurs shows how clubby Silicon Valley really is

You might be forgiven for thinking you’re reading last year’s news.<p>Every year PitchBook, which tracks data on venture capital deals, publishes a ranking of where new tech entrepreneurs got their undergraduate degrees, based on who got backing from venture capital firms. The latest ranking shows …

Venture Capital

Full Transcript of Princess Diana Eulogy - Earl Spencer's Eulogy for Princess Diana

<b>Twenty years after Princess Diana's funeral, we're still talking about the memorial's iconic moments, from the sea of flowers and mementos left</b> …

Google and Microsoft Can Use AI to Extract Many More Ad Dollars from Our Clicks

When Google and Microsoft boast of their deep investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, they highlight flashy ideas like …

NASA's twin Voyager probes are the most important spacecraft ever launched — and could be the last evidence of humanity's existence

Luckily, the galaxy will have NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft to remember us by.<p>The two nuclear-powered probes launched 40 years ago and became the first and only robots to take close-up photographs of Uranus and Neptune, the planets' moons and rings, and other objects in the outer solar system.<p>The …

Space

Scientists are solving the mystery of Earth’s thermostat

Our planet can control its climate—very slowly.<p>Life on Earth has survived vast changes in climate, from a warm period 450 million years ago, when most of the present-day United States was underwater, to the last ice age 20,000 years ago, when New England was buried beneath a mile-thick glacier. …

Climate Change