Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts.
An approach that may be tried in the Netherlands would do away with peer review and just let researchers give each other money
What can be learned from a bunch of bad art.
An important problem across many scientific fields is the identification of causal effects from observational data alone. Recent methods (convergent cross mapping, CCM) have made substantial progress
The artificial intelligence program beat a team of six human players.
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
Technology that can follow hundreds of people simultaneously could predict disasters or help security forces
When you grade on a curve, you make assumptions about the student population. When you don't, you make an assumption about the test.
Disillusioned with fine dining, one of the world’s great chefs took on fast food. It has been harder than he ever imagined. (Pretty long, but potentially worth at least skimming to see how their experiment to bring high quality food to low income neighborhoods is faring)
Mark Shuttleworth recently announced that Unity 8, Mir, and convergence are done. Jack Wallen responds and offers up what needs to happen to help bring Ubuntu back to the top.
Sonnet is a new open source library announced by Alphabet's DeepMind. It is built on top of their existing machine learning library TensorFlow along with extra features that fit DeepMind's research
A visit to a new Workbar space inside a Staples is a look inside the changing way America works.
When I took the job of VP of Marketing in a company emerging from bankruptcy, excuses seemed to be our main product. So we created The No Excuses Culture ...
That's not in my Job Description ....
OS/2 was supposed to be the successor to DOS, but Microsoft outsmarted IBM to beat them with Windows. An interesting perspective from the losing side ...
Some lessons from the health community’s long battle with misinformation.
This post presents a no-nonsense overview of the Jupyter ecosystem, and a few tips, tricks and concepts you may find useful for navigating it.
It's rectangular and made of steel and much bigger than a bread box
Ramsey’s theorem predicts a surprising (and useful) consistency in the organization of graphs. Here’s a simple visual proof of how it works.
Japanese coffee vending machine shows its working process live on a LCD screen.