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This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.23.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>In January, the …

Jupyter Notebook Viewer

Kalman and Bayesian Filters in Python<p>Table of Contents¶<p>Motivation behind writing the book. How to download and read the book. Requirements for …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

How to turn every child into a “math person”

Last month, the US Math Team took second place in the International Math Olympiad—for high school students—held in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 1989, China has won 20 out of 27 times (including this year), and in the entire history of the Olympiad, the US Math Team has won only 4 out of 55 times, …

Mathematics

The War Photo No One Would Publish

When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture.<p>The Iraqi soldier died attempting to pull himself up over the dashboard of his truck. The flames engulfed his vehicle and incinerated …

Barefoot Running: The Videos

"The collision of the heel with the ground generates a significant impact transient, a nearly instantaneous, large force. This force sends a shock wave up through the body via the skeletal system." Scientists on what can happen when you run.<p>Over the years I've mentioned the famous and fascinating …

The mathematics of discovering new things

Here’s your cool math for the day: a model showing that when one new thing happens, more will follow.<p>It seems like common sense. If you listen to a new artist on your online music engine for the first time, you’ll likely become aware of many other songs by that artist that you’ve never heard …

Dan Ariely's Timeful App Helps You Better Apply Your Time

"It's a non-zero sum game," says Ariely. "We think you can use time better."<p>If you believe the scientific literature, says the Duke behavioral economics professor and popular author Dan Ariely, we humans have about two hours of peak cognitive capacity, generally first thing in the morning after …

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The Scientific Problem That Must Be Experienced - Issue 15: Turbulence

When the German physicist Arnold Sommerfeld assigned his most brilliant student a subject for his doctoral thesis in 1923, he admitted that “I would …

Cockroaches live in a democracy

Jennifer Viegas<p>Related Stories<p>Ancient insects buzz into history books, Science Online, 12 Feb 2004<br>• Cockroach robot needs a brain, Science Online, 24 …

How Brains Think

Why students using laptops learn less in class even when they really are taking notes

Are you one of those old-school types who insists that kids learn better when they leave the laptops at home and take lecture notes in longhand?<p>If so, you’re right. There’s new evidence to prove it, and it’s unsettling because so many students aren’t really taught longhand anymore.<p>According to a …

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

3.3K<p>SHARES<p>In the Summer of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork …

Psychology

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Academic Writing

Flying the world's fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

Spencer Hall interviews former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Rick McCrary about what it's like to fly the world's fastest plane. Spoiler: It's terrifying.<p><i>The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is the fastest jet ever built, a machine so far ahead of its time even its own pilots thought it looked more like a</i> …

How to win wars by influencing people's behaviour

When terrorism is staged for YouTube and all sides are media-savvy, the military is turning to the behavioural sciences for help<p>In 1955 Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the project that developed the first atomic bomb, addressed the American Psychological Association. He warned that both …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

Demographics

Derren Brown - The System (Full)

Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon discovered through his work that he has the brain of a psychopath, and subsequently learned a lot about the role of genes in personality and how his brain affects his life.<p>In 2005, James Fallon's life started to resemble the plot of a well-honed joke or big-screen …

The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence, and Scientific Thinking: Being Able to Make Connections

When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account a while back, it got me thinking. <b>The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets</b>, which seems …

Creativity

Why Some People Respond to Stress by Falling Asleep

Fight or flight, or sleep<p>Last month, my wife and I found ourselves in a disagreement about whether or not our apartment was clean enough for guests—the type of medium-sized disagreement that likely plagues all close relationships. In the midst of it, there was a lull and, feeling exhausted all of a …

Bjork Explaining Television Is Everything You'd Imagine Bjork Explaining Television to Be

"This is what an Icelandic poet told me. And I became so scared to television that I always got headaches when I watched it. Then, later on, when I got my Danish book on television, I stopped being afraid because I read the truth, the scientifical truth and it was much better."<p>Björk.<p>Ethereal, tiny, …

Bayesian Data Analysis with PyMC3

<b>Bayesian Data Analysis with PyMC3</b><p>Intro to Bayesian modelling using PyMC3<p>Description:<p><i>Probabilistic Programming allows flexible specification of statistical models to gain insight from data. Estimation of best fitting parameter values, as well as uncertainty in these estimations, can be automated by sampling algorithms like Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). The high interpretability and flexibility of this approach has lead to a huge paradigm shift in scientific fields ranging from Cognitive</i> …

Children’s language development: Talk and listen to them from birth.

Pediatric surgeon Dana Suskind understands the gravity of her responsibility when a parent entrusts her to cut into a baby’s head. She does so as …