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A closer look at the Modern Love column and its contributors.
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Menschheitsbeglückungswerks
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The Deep Learning expert explains how convolutional nets work, why Facebook needs AI, what he dislikes about the Singularity, and more
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I don’t think I was born white. I think white children are manufactured.
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Small product decisions have big effects (and Apple can be petty, sometimes)
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"the Renaissance was when the liberal arts emerged—liberal for liberation, humanism, the trivium and the quadrivium—and those were a path to liberation, they were the means of expression. That's the moment when art diverged from artisans. And there were the illiberal arts that were for commercial gain.                          

We've been living with this notion that making stuff is an illiberal art for commercial gain and it's not part of the means of expression. But, in fact, today, 3D printing, micromachining, and microcontroller programming are as expressive as painting paintings or writing sonnets but they're not means of expression from the Renaissance. We can finally fix that boundary between art and artisans."
Today, you can send a design to a fab lab and you need ten different machines to turn the data into something. Twenty years from now, all of that will be in one machine that fits in your pocket. This is the sense in which it doesn't matter. You can do it today. How it works today isn't how it's ...
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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Race is not their show’s sole concern, and they have a way of switching the familiar “race card” for something more like the whole pack fanned out. Credit Photographs by Graeme Mitchell
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Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.
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"They are also hell-bent on one mission: Chasing the apocalypse, according to Islamic eschatology—the study of the end of the world."
Obama’s tap-dance around whether ISIS is ‘Islamic’ or not is completely wrong.
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ACM's new Applicative conference runs from February 25th through the 27th in New York. Keynotes from Jafar Husain at Netflix and Ben Maurer at Facebook. Other speakers include Maged Michael, Theo Schlossnagle, Alexandra Federova, Ulrich Drepper, and Queue's Kode Vicious, George Neville-Neil ...
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This is how the Gray Lady gets made in 2015
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Seize the day
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MOST of the time, economic policymaking is about tinkering at the edges. Politicians argue furiously about modest changes to taxes or spendi

Pointers to the future
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PROGNOSTICATORS have a bad record when it comes to new technologies. Safety razors were supposed to produce a clean-shaven future. Cars were

'In 1976 I discovered Ebola, now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'
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Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill i

Why India Went to Mars
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Beyond prestige, the Indian space program is looking for publicity for its for-profit satellite business.

The Cardinal Sin of Software Engineering
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A few weeks ago, a young startup engineer reached out to me for advice. Her CEO had given her team 4 weeks to rewrite the web product from s

The myths (and realities) of synthetic bioweapons
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The dominant narrative permeating scientific and policy discussions on the security threat posed by synthetic biology can be summarized in f

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect | Gadge...
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David Sparshott Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors

Oh! You pretty things
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GÖRLITZER PARK, a patch of grass and concrete, has a seedy air. Its tall walls are covered in graffiti. Near the entrances, young African me

The incorporated woman
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FACEBOOK, Amazon, Twitter and a host of other big companies in today’s “data-driven economy” share one thing in common: they make a living f

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong
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Clayton Christensen’s theory of “disruptive innovation” is founded on anxiety, fear, and shaky evidence.

What surprising discoveries come from the exabytes of data from electron...
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The rise of electronic health records helps researchers aid doctors in making a better diagnosis.

The white tourist’s burden | Al Jazeera America
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Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper | Science | WIRED
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Why do traditional paper books remain so popular, especially for deep, immersive reading? Are some people simply too stubborn and nostalgic

Lizzie Widdicombe: Could Soylent Replace Food?
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Soylent, a synthetic food product, is made from raw chemical components; its formula accounts for all the major food groups. Rob Rhinehart,

Annals of Hollywood: Comedy First
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Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstrac

George Packer: Is Amazon Bad for Books?
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To many book professionals, Amazon is a ruthless predator; recently, the company has even started publishing books. A monopoly is dangerous

I Hope You Enjoy This Artisanal Knuckle Sandwich.
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I thought we were friends. I thought that our mutual love of Wes Anderson films and This American Life meant something. Apparently not. Inst

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Audiences across the globe have heard and been enchanted by the golden voice of Tami Neilson. Singing her heart out across endless roads and

Making Sense of Data - Course
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Making Sense of Data. Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores, or observation data? Are you interest