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Does causation imply correlation?

Correlation does not imply causation, as there could be many explanations for the correlation. But does causation imply correlation? Intuitively, I …

5 lessons we learned about data science in 2013

Most people know what marketing executives do every day. They try to catch people’s attention through email, ads, tweets, and press releases. As for data scientists, well, their work is not nearly as well understood.<p>That’s been slowly changing this year as companies slowly loosen up about letting …

Maybe big data is the killer app for Google’s cloud

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google’s Compute Engine cloud doesn’t yet have a Hadoop offering of its own, but the platform is making a name for itself as a …

ConocoPhillips CIO Talks Live On Big Data Analytics

Join ConocoPhillips CIO Mike Pfister and InformationWeek editors for a live discussion of big data and IT leadership issues on Tuesday.<p>Looks like …

Big Data

Curoverse gets $1.5M to build a secure platform to store genetic data

It’s cheaper than ever before to sequence the human genome. At hospitals around the country, biomedical researchers are analyzing all this genetic information to find trends and patterns, and potentially even unlock the root causes of disease.<p>The challenge is that we’re collecting vast quantities …

Wildlife Photographer Patiently Waits for Polar Bear to Surface

American nature and wildlife photographer Paul Souders is very well-travelled around the globe. In one of his exploits, we have his series of images …

Nature Photography

Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of …

Magnificent Canada Landscape Cloaked in the Splendor of Winter

Photographer Wayne Simpson shot some rather remarkable photos of the Canadian landscape while it was gloriously shrouded in winter. It is first-rate …

Landscape Photography

Treacherous Lake Turns Any Animal That Touches It into Stone

Lake Natron is a salt lake found in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border over at the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake gets its …

Oedipal exposure: Leigh Ledare's photographs of his mother having sex

Leigh Ledare takes photographs of his mother having sex with young men. Is he just out to shock?<p>An attractive middle-aged woman, naked bar a pair of red high heels, poses as if for a porn shoot, her legs spread wide and a defiant look in her eyes. In another photograph, the woman is naked and …

Photographing Fall Foliage

Fall colours can be very different from place to place. Some areas will have a very short colour-changing season of a week or less, while elsewhere …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Mountaineering

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