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Why The Color Red Revs Your Desire (But Lowers Your IQ)

<i>The oldest cave paintings in the world are about 40,000 years old.</i>Images of dots in Spain, Buffalo in France, and stenciled hands in Indonesia. These …

Enzo Ferrari

I thought of sharing seven simple Machine Learning concepts

It’s hard not to be fascinated by machine learning. It is overwhelmingly powerful. As former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says, it is going to be the …

Immunization Could Halt Post-Traumatic Stress

Tweaking the immune system could be key to treating, or even preventing, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research in rodents suggests that …

Let’s Take This Open Floor Plan to the Next Level

NOTICEEMPLOYEES:<p>Since tearing down all of our walls, offices, and dividers in favor of one large, open room with rows of desks, we’ve received …

Making sense of too much data

It's the age of Big Data. But what, exactly, do we do with all this information? These talks explore practical, ethical -- and spectacularly visual …

Ethics

The Supply And Demand Of Data Scientists: What The Surveys Say

The results of two surveys about data scientists were released this week, covering both the supply and demand sides of this hot new profession, “the sexiest job of the 21st Century.”<p>On the demand side—the challenges of recruiting, training, and integrating data scientists—we have the MIT Sloan …

Data Warehousing

Toolkits for the Mind - MIT Technology Review

When the Japanese computer scientist Yukihiro Matsumoto decided to create Ruby, a programming language that has helped build Twitter, Hulu, and much …

Have TED’s 2,000 Presenters Answer Your Deepest, Probing Questions With Help From IBM’s Watson

The new discovery tool creates a super mashup mix tape of TED speakers expounding on any term you might want to search for.<p>What’s the relationship between money and happiness?<p>Emily McManus, editor of TED.com, can’t tell you <i>the</i> answer to this age-old question. But for a long time, based on the …

To handle big data, shrink it

As anyone who’s ever used a spreadsheet can attest, it’s often convenient to organize data into tables. But in the age of big data, those tables can …

Machine Learning

TEENS REACT TO 90s INTERNET

The Great Pot Experiment

Photo-illustration by Brobel Design for TIME. Mouse: Getty, Lighter, Joint, Smoke: iStockphoto

10 memes only a programmer will understand

This week’s closer look at a STEM profession looks at programming, which scores 19 on a Scrabble board before even contemplating the fact that you’ve …

What is data science and does it matter?

News<p>The RSS has helped to amend a UK Statistics Authority policy regarding the publishing of official statistics during election days.<p>Features<p>Ever …

Data Science & Strategy Lecture Series - Fisher Center for Business Analytics

UC Berkeley

Twitter sues U.S. government over limits on ability to disclose surveillance orders

Twitter, the world’s largest microblogging platform, on Tuesday sued the U.S. government, alleging that the Justice Department’s restrictions on what the company can say publicly about the government’s national security requests for user data violate the firm’s First Amendment rights.<p>With its …

Once you’ve dehumanized drug offenders, it’s easy to steal their identities

Even in the registry of horrible things government agents have done in the name of the drug war, this Buzzfeed report stands out:<p>The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page …

How Google tricks itself to protect Chrome user privacy

An open-source project called Rappor uses randomly muddled data to let Google gather information about people's software usage while keeping individuals' behavior private.<p>It's a sticky issue for software developers: how do you gather data about your product's users without invading their …

Privacy

Upcase

Pretty Good Privacy (OpenPGP) is a standard that enables encrypted communication between individuals.<p>You may have received an email with a “NONAME” …

Information Systems

Data Visualization: Your Secret Weapon in Storytelling and Persuasion

In a world increasingly saturated with data and information, data visualizations are a potent way to break through the clutter, tell your story, and …

Data Visualization

EBay Beats On EPS Of $0.68, Misses On Sales Of $4.35B; Shares Fall On Lower Forecasts

E-commerce giant EBay, soon to be split into two businesses, today reported its third-quarter earnings. The company reported revenues of $4.4 billion (or, $4.353 billion, to be exact), growing 12% on a year ago, on non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.68.<p>This beat estimates on EPS but narrowly missed …

This Month In Zoo Babies

2014 is off to a cute start.<p>Several endangered species got a boost in January, thanks to births at zoos around the world. Here are some of the new arrivals.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i>