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Pharmaceutical companies typically develop new drugs with thousands of staff and budgets that run into the billions of dollars. One estimate puts the cost of bringing a new drug to market at $2.6 billion with others suggesting that it could be double that cost at $5 billion. One man, Professor Atul Butte director of the […]

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Its so damn cold outside! We need to bundle Toni Morrison in shawls to keep her warm. Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Simply beautiful. You have done important work, sheltering this preeminent literary voice from the ravages of winter, and you should take pride in knowing that. Stay warm, Toni! Read more: […]

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If youre thinking of coming out, this is the place to do it! This is an emotional time, but these GIFs of jubilant crowds are here to support you every step of the way. Say the words Im gay. Say them out loud! via giphy.com Worried that no one will understand? This GIF of a […]

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No one wants to be the Miranda of their group! 1. Shes rude This is a far cry from killing 3,000 Americans if, in fact, 9/11 happens to be an unmentioned reality in the show, but remember when Miranda ate cake out of the garbage? *shudders* 6. Shes a know-it-all

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Hello. Lets begin. OH HUBBA HUBBA! Here are the pictures of the Channing Tatum, the Dictator Of Lust, all slick and glistening with both his oils and his juices dripping down his muscles and making him look like a shimmering disco ball of pure Groin! Please look at these pictures of Tatum and remain horny […]

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If there were any doubts about just how much Google knows about you, let one Reddit user’s experience put them to rest for you; Google Now offered a person condolences over the loss of their parent. A man going by the username barney13took to the r/Android subreddit to share his story about an unexpected message […]

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When a rogue researcher last week released 70,000 OkCupid profiles, complete with usernames and sexual preferences, people were pissed. When Facebook researchers manipulated stories appearing in Newsfeeds for a mood contagion study in 2014, people were really pissed. OkCupid filed a copyright claim to take down the dataset; the journal that published Facebooks study issued […]

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The long read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar and not fat was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the worlds top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long? Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University […]

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Big Data is scary. That’s the one thing that four people from very different professions agreed on during a panel at a Kenyon College political-science conference about technology’s impact on privacy in the 21st century. Julia Angwin, a senior reporter at ProPublica, described her attempt to completely avoid being tracked while writing a book about […]

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Apparently, these guys couldnt be bothered to finish their masterpieces, so now its on you to pick up the slack. Slap some lips on these things and be done with them. Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/splitpic/plop-some-lips-these-unfinished-masterpieces-and-c-4052

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The mass expansion of higher education, the arrival of high fees in English and Welsh universities, the ongoing technology revolution and the Great Recession have pushed and pulled the graduate labour market in contrasting directions over the last 15 years. So a new study published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies to help us to […]

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Okay, this is starting to get really weird. 1. Recently, I broke out an old copy of Ken Griffey Jr.s Slugfest, only to find the video-game version of The Kid himself threatening me with his bat if I didnt share my bowl of ice cream with him. It wasnt until I smeared some against the […]

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NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg says there’s a connection between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. The two presidential candidates elude facts and attract voters with rhetoric, the former mayor of New York City said at a keynote speech for a Bloomberg Philanthropies summit Tuesday. “I’m not trying to knock Donald Trump, but I do think […]

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Looking for the perfect place to settle down? These five cities are diamonds in the rough for any parent whose kid is clearly going nowhere. 1. Toledo, Ohio With high salaries and low housing prices, Toledo brings incredible value to the table. The schools arent great, so if you already know your kids ceiling is […]

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Big data offers us a window on the world. But large and easily available datasets may not show us the world we live in. For instance, epidemiological models of the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa using big data consistently overestimated the risk of the diseases spread and underestimated the local initiatives that played a […]

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Affordable, stylish, and perfect for any home! 1. DIY Wooden Wall Clock Via makerskit.com If youre looking for that extra pop of green, and your kids have recently picked up and heaved several mason jars at full force towards your face, this is the project for you! The other day, my darling Leah, Jeanette, and […]

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When, if ever, is it justified to use stolen data in the pursuit of academic research? Thats the question put forth in a recent paper authored by two social scientists who found themselves in an ethical quandary over a hacked database. While the information it contained would undoubtedly enhance the researchers findingsthe study examined challenges […]

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The Eco-Safe Digester (BioHiTech Global) Food waste is one seriously smelly dilemma for anyone serving a large amount of people on a daily basis. But the creative minds at Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.-based BioHiTech have come up with a modern-day solution to this age-old problem. Whatever you do, just dont call it a computing garbage disposal. […]

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Geoff Manaughs A Burglars Guide to the City reveals that thieves still interact with architecture in a very specific way, though physical burglary is declining For a burglar, private space is public space. A building with a doorman can be broken into just as easily as a suburban house with an open window; its just […]

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A-list celebrities live a life of luxury thats beyond most peoples wildest dreams. For proof, look no further than Daniel Craig, because the $1,200 tent that he lives in will completely blow you away! Jaw, meet floor. This isnt just any old tent that Daniel Craig lives in. This is a top-of-the-line tent with over […]

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Ah, jeez. These oafs were trying to put on their shirts, but at the point in the process when shirt goes over head, something went wrong. Could you help these buffoons get their shirts over their heads, please? Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/splitpic/help-these-oafs-get-their-shirts-over-their-heads-4187

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Swapping the NSA for BPM, the whistlebowers song with the electronic music legend has hit the web, including a Bourne-style video In 2013 Edward Snowden rocked the world of government surveillance when he dropped bombshell revelations about the National Surveillance Agency. On Thursday it was the music world Snowden rocked, when he dropped a red-hot […]

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Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins has been very, very good and quiet all week. If you like, you can reward him with a wet press of the kiss right on his forehead. Go ahead; dont be shy! Slide So sweet! He loves it, and who wouldnt? Refresh the page if youd like to give […]

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U.S. officials are helping presidential campaigns resist a rising tide of digital attacks, the nation’s top intelligence official said Wednesday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said at a Bipartisan Policy Center event in Washington that officials had “some indications” of hackers trying to break into presidential campaigns’ computers. “As the campaign intensifies,” he added, […]

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Two bitter rivals have agreed to drop mutual antitrust cases across the globe. Why? To fend off the greater regulatory threat of democratic oversight Microsoft and Google, two of the worlds greatest monopolies, have been bitter rivals for nearly 20 years. But suddenly, in late April, they Satya Nadella, is eager to push the vision […]

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru <MAILRq.L>, Russia’s most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google <GOOGL.O>, […]

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No matter what youve done, nothing should stop you from enjoying this list. 1. Yes, you broke the law, but should that prevent you from living your life? No. So please, if you have a criminal record, feel free to look at this photo of Academy Award winner Bradley Cooper for as long as you […]

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For hundreds of thousands of people, the mobile app Entrain helps figure out the most efficient way to recover from jet lag after traveling. But some users opted-in to a second use for the app: science. Researchers asked users if they would like to submit their sleep data to a citizen science project run by […]

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Anyone who loves tennis but hates when the players hit the ball will definitely know what were talking about! 1. The cautious optimism you feel as you approach the tennis stadium, thinking that today might just be the day that the players finally do not hit the ball. The Simpsons via broccoleafveins.tumblr.com 3. That moment […]

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Nearly a decade later, the country is still reeling from the aftermath of the Great Recession. Big banks have become synonymous with greed. We share a deep-seated distrust of financial professionals hawking supposedly low-risk, high-return investments. And then there are the massive data breaches, which have become part of everyday life. Its time we get […]

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Washington (CNN)Donald Trump’s aides and the Republican National Committee are beginning to craft voter models in key general election states, signaling a new attention to campaign analytics from the presumptive GOP nominee. Even as the candidate downplays the investment he’ll make in such efforts, it is a signal that his campaign and the GOP are […]

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Im fed up with this. 1. I had a slice of pizza. I wanted it heated up. Not that hard, right? But I guess his or her majesty is just too posh for leftovers. The power was on and the buttons worked, but it refused to even so much as warm the slice. What microwave […]

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Several evenings a week, after a day’s work at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, Sergey Brin drives up the road to a local pool. There, he changes into swim trunks, steps out on a 3-meter springboard, looks at the water below, and dives. Brin is competent at all four types of springboard diving—forward, back, […]

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Sean Parker knows a thing or two about sharing. In 1999, he cofounded Napster, the notorious file-sharing service that became a household name as people discovered online music piracy for the first time. Parker later became the first president of Facebook, where, of course, more than a billion people regularly share links, media and status […]

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At Twitters behest, US intelligence agencies have lost access to Dataminr, a company that turns social media data into an advanced notification system, according to the Wall Street Journal. While that may sound like a win for privacy, its a bit more complicated in practice. The move leaves government officials without a valuable tool. Somewhat […]

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It smelled like rain and asphalt, paint and metal, and I kept my coat on all day to prevent the concrete chill from seeping into my body. Being bundled up made it a bit difficult to assemble a cardboard robot, but eventually I made one that could move and even dance. It was an odd […]

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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 one finds collected on sites like Damn You Autocorrect. But despite the inadvertent hilarity, the real marvel of our mobile text-correction systems is how astoundingly good they are. It's not too much of an exaggeration […]

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You gave your word. No going back now. 1. Better Call Saul Five-O Via fanpop.com Some critics say that this is the greatest television episode of all time. I say that you need to stop sitting on your hands and watch it already, because the husks over my current eyes are growing thicker every day. […]

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On May 8, a group of Danish researchers publicly released a dataset of nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid, including usernames, age, gender, location, what kind of relationship (or sex) theyre interested in, personality traits, and answers to thousands of profiling questions used by the site. When asked whether the researchers attempted […]

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A recent report published by Forter, a fraud prevention firm, and PYMNTS, the media company focused on the payments industry, reveals that , after the switchover to EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) chipped credit cards began in earnest.

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FindFace compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability If the founders of a new face recognition app get their way, anonymity in public could soon be a thing of the past. FindFace, launched two months ago and currently taking Russia by storm, allows users to photograph […]

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Violence. 1. Fighting. 5. Tension. 8. Tarantino…the original madman… Via Seinfeld/NBC 11. Imagine that a very small comet comes crashing down from the sky and bonks someone on the head. That person, who doesnt know that a comet was responsible for the bonk, turns around and punches the face of the person standing directly behind […]

Heres How to Fix Facebooks Fake News

Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. Whats needed is a software overhaul.”> For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebooks fake news problem should […]

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You Will Probably Be Stereotyped If You Use These Words

Stereotyping happens. A new studyhelps identify how it happens and what it gets wrong by asking participants to make predictions about people based on their Tweets. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions hadsubjects read sets of 20 Tweets and predict the writer’s gender, age, political orientation, and education level based on the […]

How The 18th-Century Steam Engine Helped Physicists Make A Quantum Breakthrough

The hissing sound you hear in the background when you turn up the volume of your music player is called noise. Most of this hiss is due to the thermal motion of electrons in the music-player circuitry. Just like molecules in a hot gas, electrons in the circuitry are constantly jiggling about in a random […]

How NASA Got Every Last Piece of Pluto Data Down From New Horizons

Last summer, as it sped through the Pluto system, the New Horizons spacecraft only had a few hours to pack its memory banks with as much data about the dwarf planetary system as possible. On October 25, the last few hundred bits of that data finally arrived in one of NASA‘s deep space radio dishes. […]

Facebook blocks Admiral’s car insurance discount plan – BBC News

“Protecting the privacy of the people on Facebook is of utmost importance to us. We have clear guidelines that prevent information being obtained from Facebook from being used to make decisions about eligibility,” said a Facebook spokesman. “Our understanding is that Admiral will then ask users who sign up to answer questions which will be […]

Weapons of Math Destruction: Cathy O’Neil adds up the damage of algorithms

The Harvard PhD and data scientist talks about her new book and ponders how peoples fear and trust of math is akin to worshipping God People keep suggesting that democracy is alive and well because we have two parties that dont agree on everything. I think thats total bullshit. When you meet Cathy ONeil, a […]

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Concerns grow after disclosure Google enlisted US politicians to pressure EU brought attention to tech giants close relationship with Washington politicians Google has made political donations to 162 members of the US Congress in the latest election cycle, figures show, as concerns grow over the internet giants lobbying influence in Washington. On Thursday European Union […]

Scientists Find The “Physical Source” Of Depression

A recent breakthrough may havefound the physical source of depression in the brain. The discovery could lead to some game-changing developments in the way we treat and perceive the mental illness, while also taking abold step in understanding the physical root cause of depression. Research by the University of Warwick in the UK and Fudan […]

Heres How Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Your City

Elon Musk says every new Tesla comes with all of the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving. Heis hardly alone in trying to spare humans the tedium of driving.Audi, GM, Google, and Uber are among the many companies working toward the day when cars do everything andyou’re just along for the ride. Musk, ever the […]

The Cure for Cancer Is DataMountains of Data

A few years ago Eric Schadt met a woman who had cancer. It was an aggressive form of colon cancer that had come on quickly and metastasized to her liver. She was a young war widow from Mississippi, the mother of two girls she was raising alone, and she had only the health care that […]

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The age of Big Data has generated new tools and ideas on an enormous scale, with applications spreading from marketing to Wall Street, human resources, college admissions, and insurance. At the same time, Big Data has opened opportunities for a whole new class of professional gamers and manipulators, who take advantage of people using the […]

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About 2,000 kilometers from Beijing, one of Chinas poorest provinces is pioneering a new development model — one that has it leapfrogging right over the manufacturing base thats been key to developing other parts of the country. Guizhou posted the third-fastest growth among Chinas 31 regional districts in the first half of the year, with […]

Add Some Pink Ribbons To Turn This Massive Red Crab Migration Into The Worlds Largest Breast Cancer 5K!

Once a year, millions of red crabs on Christmas Island embark on a long and arduous trek toward the shore as part of their reproductive process. Now, with your help, this natural phenomenon can also be the beginning of the end for breast cancer! Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide VIA: http://www.clickhole.com/features/news/

Study shows books can bring Republicans and Democrats together

Political rhetoric has never been more polarized but getting together to discuss a good book may be the answer, or so research into literary behavior suggests This falls election offers a poignant reminder of howone finding after once contrasted political conventions with literary ones: the problem with political conventions, he said, is that they encourage […]

Clinton calls for intel surge as predictive technology gathers steam — and critics

Washington (CNN)As authorities scramble to find ways to prevent the next mass terror plot, a new technology could change those investigations: high-speed analytics aimed at helping law enforcement find terrorist plotters — and stop them before they attack. It is the kind of cyber resource that Hillary Clinton has seized on for her proposed “intelligence […]

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It’s happened at the last two parties I’ve gone to in the Bay Area: At a certain point in the evening, a group of women ends up sitting together, forming a slightly closed-off circle. Maybe a single dude is hanging around, standing at the periphery. He’ll interject once in a while, but there’s not much […]

Will the internet kill off conspicuous consumption? | Richard Sennett and Carlo Ratti

In the pre-digital age, the sharing of services lacked prestige. But if symbolic experiences can be communicated virtually, theres no point in owning stuff In 1899, the American sociologist Benedetta Craveri traced the 18th century civilization of conversation among a network of salons littraires, which allowed the knowledgeable to mingle with the aristocratic. In this […]

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Here is a small sampling of all the things your car might try to sell you in the not-so-distant future: Perfectly timed maintenance. Like a puking child, yourcar will let you know when a check-up is in order. Tesla-like over-the-air software updates. Targeted driving tips:Easy on the brake there, bucko! That beautiful handbag you forgotyou […]

Dont Panic! Why Hillary Clinton Is Still Going to Win

Yes, the polls have tightened. But polls dont matter. Targeting does. And on that front, Clinton is light years ahead of Trump.”> My friends are scared to death by the closing of the gap between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and by the talk that young people wont vote because of the so-called enthusiasm gap. […]

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Yahoos data theft — involving about half the companys 1 billion users — is no joke. At a time of increasing breach fatigue, when big data exposures sometimes elicit little more than a yawn, this incident sets a new bar for massive leaks of account information. The Account Key, which links the Yahoo mobile app […]

Be Polite: Slide A Coaster Under These Toads

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Data analysis has found that incentivized reviewers who were given free or discounted products in exchange for reviews were found to rate products 0.4 stars higher. That’s enough to send an average Amazon-reviewed product from the 54th percentile to the 94th percentile. VIA: http://twistedsifter.com/

Jurassic World Improv and 4 More Podcasts to Start Your Week

Got a crowded subway ride ahead? We suggest a different kind of harrowing adventure—like, for example, a high-speed chase after one of the seven keys to the Internet, or to a dystopian future imagined by AI. Plus, this week’s best podcasts also offer up Lauren Lapkus’ tale of what it was like to improvise in […]

Have Your Voice Heard! Use The Sliders To Write #BlueLivesMatter In The Comments Section Of An Online Recipe For Baked Alaska

If you want to stand up for Blue Lives Matter, comment on these recipes for baked Alaska and spread the word! Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/splitpic/have-your-voice-heard-use-sliders-write-bluelivesm-4666

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Jodie Archer had always been puzzled by the success of The Da Vinci Code. Shed worked for Penguin UK in the mid-2000s, when Dan Browns thriller had become a massive hit, and knew there was no way marketing alone would have led to 80 million copies sold. So what was it, then? Something magical about […]

Facebooks Algorithms Give It More Editorial Responsibility  Not Less

Recent criticism of Facebook for removing a post containing the iconic image of a naked girl during the Vietnam War isnt the first time it has been accused of censorship. Yet at the same time, it is regularly rebuked for failing to remove quickly enough hateful, illegal or inappropriate material, most recently by the German […]

Why Its Impossible for Democrats to Win the House

In 2010, Republicans successfully redrew district lines to rig House elections in their favor. One leading redistricting expert says the problem is even worse than we think.”> Even if Hillary Clinton pulls off an electoral landslide, and even if the Democrats flip the Senate, Republicans are likely to hold onto the House, where they hold […]

Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster This Airport Isnt Real

Cassio Vasconcellos photo looks like an air traffic controllers nightmare:Hundreds of planes crammedon a tarmac in an intricate web of terminals and jetways. “Airport” is among the nine claustrophobic scenes in his seriesCollectives. The parking lot choked with cars, the highway overrun by motorcycles, and the beach packed with bodies aren’t real—Vasconcellos assembled them in […]

Tractor for Modern Farm Features Everything But the Farmer

As Detroit car makers and Silicon Valley tech giants vie to bring driverless cars to U.S. roads, one of the worlds largest tractor makers is looking to do the same down on the farm. Case IH, the agricultural-machinery unit of CNH Industrial NV, this week unveiled a sleek, aggressive-looking red-and-black machine at the annual Farm Progress […]

How algorithms rule our working lives | Cathy ONeil

The Long Read: Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute and they tend to punish the poor

Wall Streets Next Frontier Is Hacking Into Emotions of Traders

The trader was in deep trouble. A millennial who had only recently been allowed to set foot on a Wall Street floor, he made bad bets, and in a panic to recoup his losses, hed blown through risk limits, losing $4.9 million in a single afternoon. Photo illustration: 731; Photographer: Alamy It wasnt a career-ending […]

Companies are making money from our personal data  but at what cost?

Data appropriation is a form of exploitation because companies use data to create value without providing people with comparable compensation It is the strangely conspiratorial truth of the surveillance society we inhabit that there are unknown entities gathering our data for unknown purposes. Companies and governments dip into the data streams of our lives in […]

These C-Section Scars Are Beautiful, But If Youre Not Really Feeling Up To Opening Your Mind, Use The Sliders To Remove Them

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Putin Is Building a Great Russian Firewall

Denis Davydov, executive director of the Safe Internet League, a nongovernmental organization closely linked to the Kremlin, is happy with what the Duma did this summer. Davydov says a piece of legislation signed into law on July 7 by President Vladimir Putin will protect the nation from terrorists. The law requires internet service providers such […]

This Is Your Company on Blockchain

You dont have to be an expert on digital currencies like bitcoin to be intrigued by the potential of the technology underlying them. said in a TEDxCambridge talk last year. Subscribe now. The poetic vision of a blockchain society is a flock of starlings at dusk: decentralized yet perfectly coordinated. Blockchainers like to show

A Math Nerd Wants to Stop the Big Data Monster

The decision to leave her job as a tenure-track math professor at Barnard College and join hedge fund D.E. Shaw in 2007 seemed like a no-brainer. Cathy ONeil would apply her math skills to the financial markets and make three times the pay. What could go wrong? Less than a year later, subprime mortgages imploded, […]

Stick To These 7 Acceptable Phrases To Say At The Funeral Of A Person Who Died During A Mild Thunderstorm

Knowing how to give comfort at a funeral is never easy, especially when a mild thunderstorm took the deceased. Next time, instead of going in blind, just stick to these tried and true phrases. 1. Well, one mans mild thunderstorm is another mans last thunderstorm: It can be awkward to know what to say in […]

Can you get to know a person through data alone?

Thats the challenge two designers set themselves with a year-long exchange of hand-drawn infographics Stefanie Posavec had quite a week. She said fuck 66 times, asshole 12 times and let rip with shit on no fewer than 13 occasions. Not that I was counting. She was. And whats more, she plotted it on a postcard […]

Can we defeat the world’s deadliest creature?

(CNN)Two years ago, few could’ve predicted that an obscure disease called Zika would be leading the news. But then the Zika-carrying mosquito spread its wings across the Western Hemisphere. Forget lions, tigers and bears. The world’s deadliest animal is small enough to squash between your fingers. Spanish for “little fly,” the mosquito is the most […]

Why Liberals Love to Explain Donald Trump to Each Other

The repugnant Republican scares left-wingers who take comfort in hearing from the intelligentsia about how so many people can be so wrong.”> Thomas Frank in The Guardian. Ezra Klein in a dozen articles and videos at Vox. Matthew MacWilliams in Politico. The big data crunchers at FiveThirtyEight, and just about every columnist for The New York […]

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Language experts have always struggled to estimate the size of people’s vocabulary. But now researchers have been dipping into a huge pool of information collected through social media in a bid to settle a piece of the debate. The psychologists from Ghent University in Belgiumfound that an average 20-year-old native English-speaking American knows 42,000 dictionary […]

Please Do Not Dip Into This Reserve Of Vin Diesel Pictures Unless It Is An Absolute Emergency

This should only be used as a last resort. 1. The following photos of Vin Diesel have been placed aside for the most dire of circumstances. 4. Even should an emergency happen, you must be extremely careful in rationing your usage of these Vin Diesel photos. First, ask yourself whether depleting the reserve is a […]

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What do you when youre so clearly winning? When youve crushed your competitors and left them fighting over crumbs? If youre Illumina, the biotech giant whose name has become synonymous with DNA sequencing machines, you look around and put some of your extra cash in a startup trying to make better wine. Or healthier dairy […]

Kate Mara: If we were up for the same job, our agents wouldn’t tell us

She left her large, affluent family to become an actor in LA. Kate Mara became a star but then her sister Rooney arrived. Theres no rivalry, or so she tells Sanjiv Bhattacharya When Kate Mara was 19 she skipped college a place at the highly respected Rooney are arm in arm on red carpets, A-listers […]

These People Took Self-Portraits Before And After Angering The Bishop, And The Results Are Incredible

These powerful photographs prove what anyone who has angered the Bishop knows to be true: When the Bishop gets angry with you, the change is dramatic. Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/splitpic/these-people-took-self-portraits-and-after-angerin-4625

Its 4:17 In The Morning, And You Know What That Means: It Is Time For 3 Pictures Of Colin Firth!

Can you feel the excitement in the air? The moment youve all been waiting for is finally here: Its 4:17 a.m. CST, so three pictures of Colin Firth are coming right up! 1. Heres the first. 2. Heres the second. 3. And that makes three!

Progress FTW! After Barring Jewish Members For Over 150 Years, This Charleston Country Club Has Switched To Renewable Energy

In a world still rife with discrimination, its always great to come across institutions that are open-minded enough to question their traditions and implement serious change. Today, we can add Brandywine Country Club in Charleston, South Carolina, to that progressive list. After barring Jewish members for over 150 years, Brandywine is finally switching to renewable […]

So Digital Billboard Ads Change With the Speed of Traffic Now

You hate creeping through traffic. But advertisers love it, because you’re a captured audiencewithplenty of time to consume sophisticated messages. If you’re zipping along, theyhave just a moment to pitch you burgers, or tires, or cloud services. In the days ofyore—like, last year—that meant Mad Men had to choose between big visuals targeting leadfoots and […]

The pedlars of fake news arecorroding democracy | Andrew Smith

If most adults get their news from Facebook we need laws to make the social networks accountable The most interesting question about 2016 is not why the Brexit result and Trump happened, but whether historians will regard both as incidental; whether this will go down as the year democracy revealed itself unworkable in the age […]

6 Breathtaking Images Of Outer Space That Put Into Perspective Just How Small, Insignificant, And Pitiful Your Dad Is

Only when we look to the stars can we begin to grasp how infinitesimally small and useless your dad truly is. 1. See that little green blotch? Thats how small North America would be if it were on Jupiter. Though your dad might seem important to you now, when you step back and look at […]

Partys Over, Wiseass: Change The Dildos In These Cops Hands Back To Guns

So, it looks like somebody figured out how to use Photoshop and changed some cops guns into dildos. Think youre something pretty special, right? Wrong. The funs over, and its time to change everything back. Now get going. Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/splitpic/partys-over-wiseass-change-dildos-these-cops-hands-4417

Chinas New Supercomputer Puts the US Even Further Behind

This week, China’s Sunway TaihuLight officially became the fastest supercomputer in the world. The previous champ? Also from China. What used to be an arms race for supercomputing primacy among technological nations has turned into a blowout. The Sunway TaihuLight is indeed a monster: theoretical peak performance of 125 petaflops, 10,649,600 cores, and 1.31 petabytes […]

Finally! Gina Has Managed To Catch Herself A Man!

You better sit yourself down for this one! Whether or not youve heard the rumors about our favorite perpetually single gal, let us be the first to officially break the good news! After years of putting herself out there, Gina has finally managed to catch herself a manand by the way she looks at him, […]