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Monthly Archives: January 2016

counting tennis balls

A bewildering physics problem has apparently been solved by researchers, in a study which provides a mathematical basis for understanding issues ranging from predicting the formation of deserts, to making artificial intelligence more efficient. The...
Finger tracing and learning

Sydney school kids who used finger tracing fared better with previously unseen geometry and algebra questions, new research has found. Students who trace certain maths problems with a finger are able to solve them more...
Ladies hand

The culture in astronomy, and in science more broadly, needs a major reboot following revelations early this year of another case of harassment against women by a senior male academic. The journal Science revealed earlier...
self-driving cars

nuTonomy Inc. creates and develops smart software that enables autonomous driving across-the-board in the transportation industry, testing its technology in the US, Singapore, and European markets, the company's  recent funding round from several notable...
Machine Learning

MIT researchers have developed a machine-learning system that can comb through repairs to open-source computer programs and learn their general properties, in order to produce new repairs for a different set of programs. The researchers...
Donald Trump

The Republican civil war reached a new level of intensity on Thursday night when Donald Trump shocked the political world by boycotting the Fox News presidential debate. Instead of joining his fellow GOP candidates...
Marco Rubio

The uproar over Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s decision to sport Cuban heels shows two things. First, height matters – at least, for skyscrapers and presidential elections. Second, a heeled boot born of the...
Borders

Donald Trump has made exclusion a troubling touchpoint of his campaign, through his inflammatory proposal to block Muslim refugees or with the removal of a Muslim woman from one of his rallies. Other Republican presidential...
amherst College

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” This line, from 1...
Daniel Craig

Hollywood has broken two very different records this holiday season. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first movie to reach US $1 billion in gross sales in just 12 days. This beats the...
America apparel

American Apparel founder Dov Charney reveals details behind failed attempts to recapture the company he built, most introspectively detailing events over the last few years. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — I am...
Security and children

Keeping kids safe is one job that all parents consider a top priority. And, with potential danger waiting at the next web page, cyberspace isn’t any different. Although the internet has many benefits, it also...