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The antidote to civilisational collapse
“It’s ‘fuck off’ to everything,” says Adam Curtis (pictured below), describing public sentiment today. The British documentarist sees himself as an optimist…
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Take Out Fake Out Recipes for Busy Nights
Take Out Fake Out Recipes for Busy Nights Take out food is so tempting because it’s fast, easy, and usually ver y satisfying (the most comforting of all comfort…
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yesterday
A blogging style guide | Robert Heaton
A blogging style guide 06 Dec 2018 Here are 39 ways to make your blog more entertaining to read and more pleasurable to write. Confidence Don’t begin by telling…
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2 days ago
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics - Deep learning: a leap forward for protein structure prediction
This week, several deep learning methods have led to remarkable advances at the global event for the evaluation of protein structure prediction methods: the…
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2 days ago
Position of “nicht” – Work Out
1. I don’t understand that. Ich verstehe das. Ich verstehe das nicht . 2. Promise me, that you won’t drink my beer! Versprich mir, dass du mein Bier trinkst.…
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3 days ago
Critique and makeover: Buffer it out
Today's poster is a contribution from William Elaban. This was not for a conference, but a class. Click to enlarge! Now, I have to apologize to William here,…
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3 days ago
The Flickr diaspora, website bloat and what is important.
" BENJAMIN BLUNDELL'S WEBSITE ---------------------------- ABOUT RSS EMAIL The Flickr diaspora, website bloat and what is important. 17-11-2018 So a few of you…
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3 days ago
New Foldit tool: Pick Sidechains
We're introducing a new Foldit tool for folding protein side chains, called Pick Sidechains . Pick Sidechains is currently available to devprev users for…
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3 days ago
Planescape Torment, Adam Curtis and Gaming today
" BENJAMIN BLUNDELL'S WEBSITE ---------------------------- ABOUT RSS EMAIL Planescape Torment, Adam Curtis and Gaming today 07-12-2018 Planescape Torment ... I…
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3 days ago
Ken Liu
Photo by Lisa Tang Liu. Ken Liu Author, programmer, lawyer Posted December 06, 2018 Filed under: developer lawyer mac writer Who are you, and what do you do?…
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3 days ago
The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best
Chris Bourdain is searching for a word that he cannot quite find. We're sitting together in a small café in Grand Central Terminal, drinking table wine and…
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3 days ago
The World's Most Efficient Languages
Runners in front of Brandenburg Gate at the start of the 35th Berlin marathon Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many…
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4 days ago
The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day
He Jiankui attends the International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong. Reuters Updated on December 4 at 10:55 a.m. ET. Before last…
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4 days ago
Estelle Caswell
Estelle Caswell Animator, video journalist (Vox) Posted December 04, 2018 Filed under: animator journalist mac video Who are you, and what do you do? I'm an…
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5 days ago
The Friendship That Made Google Huge
The company’s top coders seem like two halves of a single mind. Illustration by David Plunkert One day in March of 2000, six of Google’s best engineers gathered…
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6 days ago
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AlphaFold: Using AI for scientific discovery | DeepMind
After Atari games and Go, Google's DeepMind is tackling protein structure prediction. Looking forward to seeing more details!
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7 days ago
Twitter
RT : The End of Evangelion - Gainax - 1997
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9 days ago
Borges on God’s Nonexistence and the Meaning of Life
This link comes from Zito Madu, who knows what I like. An interview with Jorge Luis Borges from 1981 . On the meaning of life: If life’s meaning were explained…
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9 days ago
Computer Science and Biology Explore Algorithmic Evolution | Quanta Magazine
Creationists love to insist that evolution had to assemble upward of 300 amino acids in the right order to create just one medium-size human protein. With 20…
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9 days ago
La cascada que devuelve a los dragones y el hotel Mikasa
Creo que fue el momento en el que terminé de escribir Shinrinyoku lo que me impulsó a querer volver a visitar Karuizawa. Es un pueblo que al pasear por sus…
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11 days ago
Yuval Peres
November 28, 2018 in sexual harassment | Tags: sexual harassment , Yuval Peres The post concerns Yuval Peres , a principal researcher in the Microsoft Theory…
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11 days ago
Why scrap scrappy?
For the last decade or so, I’ve been on a number on boards, consulted with a number of entrepreneurs, and have been both formally and informally involved in…
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11 days ago
The AI apocalypse is already here
Fight this shit if you want to live We don’t need to wait for the singularity before artificial intelligence becomes capable of turning the world into a…
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11 days ago
You’re probably won’t make it to the top
If you really set your mind to it, you can do it. Get to the very top. Beat out all the others. That’s how I did it. I just wanted it more, worked hard, and…
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11 days ago
Hunter Walk
Photo by Chris Michel. Hunter Walk Co-founder, Homebrew Posted November 29, 2018 Filed under: finance mac Who are you, and what do you do? Hi, I'm Hunter Walk…
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11 days ago
Sophie Cunningham
Sophie Cunningham Writer, artist, adjunct professor (RMIT) Posted November 27, 2018 Filed under: artist mac professor writer Who are you, and what do you do?…
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11 days ago
Phase-Separating Proteins May Protect and Regulate Cells | Quanta Magazine
“If you make a discovery and at first people tell you that it can’t be right, and then they eventually switch to telling you ‘we knew that all along,’ then you…
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12 days ago
Nikita Prokopov
Nikita Prokopov Software developer Posted November 22, 2018 Filed under: developer mac software Who are you, and what do you do? My name is Nikita Prokopov, I'm…
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16 days ago
Critique: Stimulating brain to lower pain
About Better Posters Academic conference posters are often ugly, with tiny text, confusing layouts, and dubious colour schemes. Better Posters is about making…
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16 days ago
The Linux Setup – Peter Cossey, This Little Duck
So it literally took Peter a few years ago to respond to my interview request and then it took me a few years to post! I’m super grateful to the patience shown…
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18 days ago
Olivia Kingsley
Photo by Marta Dymek. Olivia Kingsley Writer, performer, director Posted November 20, 2018 Filed under: actor director writer Who are you, and what do you do?…
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18 days ago
Magic Printed — I Love Typography
November 20, 2018 John Boardley Today we tend to associate magic either with the sleight of hand tricks performed by magicians and illusionists or with the…
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20 days ago
Revisiting the deflated ego problem
Humans are just another animal. All animals share a core set of several thousand genes and all mammals have about the same number of homologous genes (~25,000).…
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21 days ago
The Linux Setup – Marcel Gagné, Cooking with Linux
I know Marcel from his Linux Journal column, so it’s awesome to get to hear how he rolls, Linux-wise. One of the things I love about his writing (you should…
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21 days ago
The position of “nicht” – Part 2
Ey yo German learners, what is gucci? Welcome to the most lit German learning blog ever. And because it is Brovember, I have a very special topic for you, bros.…
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21 days ago
The million-dollar drug
November 17, 2018 I. It is one of this country's great scientific achievements. The first drug ever approved that can fix a faulty gene. It's called Glybera,…
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21 days ago
Samin Nosrat Wants You to Cook With 'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat'
Heather Sten T he first day we met , Samin Nosrat improved my cooking for maybe the 100th time. I’d been employing Nosrat’s approach to cooking in my own…
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21 days ago
How biologists are creating life-like cells from scratch
There were just eight ingredients: two proteins, three buffering agents, two types of fat molecule and some chemical energy. But that was enough to create a…
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22 days ago
The scientists who make apps addictive
I n 1930, a psychologist at Harvard University called B.F. Skinner made a box and placed a hungry rat inside it. The box had a lever on one side. As the rat…
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23 days ago
Twitter
RT : The cleverest use of dynamic music I have ever seen and it's in a Tetris game of all things
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23 days ago
Postmortem on the read-only outage of Basecamp on November 9th, 2018
Last Thursday, November 9th, Basecamp 3 was in read-only mode for almost five hours starting 7:21am CST and ending 12:11pm CST. That meant users could access…
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23 days ago
Our Spooky House
My parents’ house was actually a farm-house that’d been moved into the small town I grew up in sometime in the 40s. There was a spookiness to it I could never…
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23 days ago
15 Friendsgiving Recipe Ideas
15 Friendsgiving Recipe Ideas Raise your hand if you’ve got a “friendsgiving” gathering to attend this weekend! 👋 Friendsgivings are becoming more and more…
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23 days ago
Quitting Instagram: She’s one of the millions disillusioned with social media. But she also helped create it.
Bailey Richardson, one of the 13 original Instagram employees, has deleted the app. (Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post) On the evening of Sept. 26, Bailey…
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23 days ago
Critique: Digitized manuscripts
This blog mostly uses sciences as examples, so I am always positively delighted when I get contributions from the humanities. Today’s contribution is from…
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23 days ago
Blackout: Poster protests travel ban
You are not supposed to take pictures on the poster session floor of the Neuroscience 2018 meeting. Photography, video, filming, tape recording, and all other…
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23 days ago
Critique and makeover: Middle Earth sea temperatures
No, I haven’t gone full Tolkien this week. Mediterranean means “Middle of the Earth,” right? This week’s poster about the Mediterranean Sea comes from kindly…
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23 days ago
Rotating plots to form diamonds could prevent correlation-causation confusion
Is it causation or a mere correlation? The oft-repeated mantra that correlation does not imply causation is not always effective. The media, the general public,…
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23 days ago
Celebrating 50 years of Neutral Theory
The importance of Neutral Theory and Nearly-Neutral Theory cannot be exaggerated. It has radically transformed the way experts think about evolution, especially…
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23 days ago
DNA Is Not Destiny by Steven J. Heine
DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes by Steven J. Heine W.W. Norton & Company, New York/London…
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23 days ago
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RT : Presumably these authors will share one day, but at this exact moment. Perhaps tomorrow?…
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23 days ago
ExitMothership
ExitMothership Illustrator, 2D artist Posted November 15, 2018 Filed under: artist illustrator windows Who are you, and what do you do? My name is Julian…
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24 days ago
Secret snapshots of Tokyo's vivid street life
Share this Share this... Facebook One day in October 2014, I had a chance to visit the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles for an exhibition that included some…
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25 days ago
shmuplations.com
originally featured in SH 30th Anniversary book and BEEP! Yu Suzuki – Designer —From the new hardware, to the design of the cabinet itself, when Space Harrier…
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25 days ago
Dear Jeff
You could blow up the extractive motive if you wanted to I‘ve been thinking about your regret minimization framework for making decisions lately. I don’t recall…
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26 days ago
The Signal Network
I spend a lot of time listening. A non-trivial act for me because my mind… it wanders. However, I’ve got a system. Feet flat on the ground, slightly clenched…
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26 days ago
Dan Bruno
Dan Bruno Game designer (Harmonix) Posted November 13, 2018 Filed under: designer game mac Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Dan Bruno , and I'm a video game…
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27 days ago
Perspective | Here’s what happened when I quit drinking a year ago
((Ross May/The Washington Post; iStock)) I sipped my last chilled vodka with lime last September. There wasn’t a lot of pomp when I bid farewell to cocktails. I…
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27 days ago
The Goat, the Unicorn, and a 50-Year Old Abortus Pretending to Be a Live Adult: The Story of Kern and Hahn versus the Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution
Some scientific claims do not require extensive supporting evidence. For example, refuting a hypothesis concerning a phylogenetic relationship among some taxa…
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28 days ago
Neutral Theory of Evolution Challenged by Evidence for DNA Selection | Quanta Magazine
When Charles Darwin articulated his theory of evolution by natural selection in On the Origin of Species in 1859, he focused on adaptations — the changes that…
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28 days ago
The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Saturn Games
The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Saturn Games Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level The Sega Saturn is definitely one of the leading consoles among…
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29 days ago
A Conversation with David Goodsell
We believe this site might serve you best: United States Language: English Promega's Cookie Policy Our website uses functional cookies that do not collect any…
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4 weeks ago
Martin O'Leary
Photo by Chris Owens. Martin O'Leary Artist, developer Posted November 08, 2018 Filed under: artist developer mac Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Martin…
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4 weeks ago
Sequencing is the new microscope
Preamble One of my biggest personal fears is working in the wrong field to achieve the goal I care about. If you were around pre-1900s, and wanted to contribute…
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4 weeks ago
The Linux Setup – Pasi Lallinaho, Xubuntu
I’ve made no secret of my love of Xfce and Pasi does a great job explaining what makes it so great. Mainly, the fact that it’s light but also very customizable.…
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4 weeks ago
Our book launch was botched and it’s been crazy at work trying to fix it
I’m trying to remember when it was last this crazy at work. Before we spent a month fighting poor planning and terrible execution on our new book It Doesn’t…
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4 weeks ago
NewsBlur
Everything is on its way... Global Shared Stories 1 12 0 All Shared Stories 1 12 0 The People Have Spoken Infrequent Site Stories All Site Stories 0 0 0 Ask…
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4 weeks ago
Lab-Made Whiskey, Lab-Made Wine
Via Chemjobber’s Twitter account comes a link to a really interesting Wall Street Journal story on a chemical approach to things like wine and whiskey (last…
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4 weeks ago
Finding the lowest energy conformation of given molecule!
Generating low-energy molecular conformers is important for many areas of computational chemistry, molecular modeling and cheminformatics. Many tools have been…
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4 weeks ago
People, Not Robots: Bringing the Humanity Back to Customer Support
(Adapted from a keynote I gave at Lean Digital Summit in Lisbon this month.) Good help is hard to find. I dread calling the credit card company, the phone…
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4 weeks ago
Aleks Krotoski
Aleks Krotoski Psychologist, journalist Posted November 06, 2018 Filed under: journalist producer psychologist Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Dr Aleks…
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4 weeks ago
Check My Blob
A brief overview and discussion of: Automatic recognition of ligands in electron density by machine learning .This paper aims to reduce the bias of…
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4 weeks ago
The Difference Between Kosher and Edible as It Applies to @BrianKempGA
Republican Brian Kemp wants to be Governor of #Georgia. He is the secretary of state, and as such he is in charge of the election. So, he decides who votes…
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4 weeks ago
I was wrong (part 3)
Last year I wrote a blog post on being wrong . I also wrote a blog post about being wrong three years ago. It’s not fun to admit being wrong, but sometimes it’s…
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4 weeks ago
The Best Ballpoint Pens
If your perfect pen is one that just works, on every kind of paper and in just about every circumstance, you need a ballpoint pen . Steadfast and dependable,…
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4 weeks ago
There is no danger down here
On October 31st, 1918, as the First World War neared its end, celebrated war poet and officer of the Second Manchesters Wilfred Owen wrote home to his mother.…
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4 weeks ago
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