Understanding Pregnancy Basics Could Make Childbirth Safer : Shots - Health News : NPR
Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon.
5 days ago
Data science is different now · Vicki Boykis
notes on how to push to production and learn sql
5 days ago
Who Pays Writers?
An anonymous, crowdsourced list of which publications pay freelance writers, and how much.
5 days ago
Sigma js

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height: 400px;
24 days ago
Graph theory / network library for analysis and visualisation - compatible with CommonJS/Node.js/Browserify/Webpack, AMD/Require.js, npm, Bower, jspm, Meteor/Atmosphere, jQuery, and plain JS/JavaScript
24 days ago
a graph visualization library using web workers and jQuery
24 days ago
Create charts and maps with Datawrapper
Create interactive, responsive & beautiful charts — no code required.
24 days ago
Been Kim Is Building a Translator for Artificial Intelligence | Quanta Magazine
Neural networks are famously incomprehensible, so Been Kim is developing a “translator for humans.”
women  tech 
5 weeks ago
Ovarian cancer AI can tell how aggressive a woman’s tumour is | New Scientist
Human researchers are very good at looking at cells, but it is hard to quantify differences and the process takes a lot of time – hence the use of AI, says Yuan.

However, the test so far is of limited use, says Kevin Elias at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. “It is one thing to tell me a patient is likely to have a poor outcome, but if you are unable to suggest an alternative treatment, it is not that useful,” he says.

AI is increasingly used in cancer research to sift d...
5 weeks ago
Cottage Cheese Is the Best No-Cook Breakfast | Lifehacker UK
Leftover roasted carrots + curry powder
Olives + za’atar
Canned peaches + cinnamon
Pickled apples + fresh pepper
Pico de Gallo + a squeeze of lime
Pineapple + nutmeg
Strawberry jam + lemon zest
Pistachios + honey
Breakfast radishes + flaky sea salt
5 weeks ago
Roundup: Sister Wendy, Quaker Skyspace, Bach on the street, and more – Art & Theology
OBITUARY: "Sister Wendy Beckett, Nun Who Became a BBC Star, Dies at 88": A nun since the age of sixteen, Sister Wendy spent most of her life living in silence in a windowless trailer on the grounds of the Carmelite monastery in East Anglia, England. She read voraciously about art but had never set foot…
6 weeks ago
Christianity and Resistance: An Interview with Alan Jacobs - Los Angeles Review of Books
It’s interesting, Foucault is a kindred spirit — the “principalities and powers” is a kind of Foucauldian argument, right? In the sense that it is power — and what Weil would call force — disseminated through social and political structures.
6 weeks ago
Fail Like a Poet: Ambition and Failure in Christian Wiman’s ‘He Held Radical Light’ - The Millions
Time and time again, the people most capable of unlocking the kingdom’s doors have begun to doubt the efficacy of their keys.
life  poetry 
6 weeks ago
The Poet’s Table by Mayukh Sen | Poetry Foundation
Maya Angelou’s cookbooks are a rich part of her literary legacy.
food  life 
6 weeks ago
How to write a dissertation/thesis - Dissertations/Theses - LibGuides at MIT Libraries
ow to Write a Better Thesis
This revised edition takes a down-to-earth approach drawing on case studies and examples to guide you step-by-step towards productive success.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
Project Management for Research
Topics range from how to select an appropriate research problem to how to schedule and execute research tasks.
thesis  resources 
6 weeks ago
Japanese girl to become youngest professional Go player - BBC News
Sumire Nakamura will be 10 when she enters the professional ranks of the complicated strategy game.
6 weeks ago
It’s time for a Bill of Data Rights - MIT Technology Review
The answer is that policy experts and technologists too often tacitly accept the concept of “data capitalism.”  They see data either as a source of capital (e.g., Facebook uses data about me to target ads) or as a product of labor (e.g., I should be paid for the data that is produced about me). It is neither of these things. Thinking of data as we think of a bicycle, oil, or money fails to capture how deeply relationships between citizens, the state, and the private sector have chang...
privacy  datasets 
9 weeks ago
Arvon | residential creative writing courses and retreats UK
Arvon is a charity that runs five-day residential creative writing courses and retreats in rural writing houses, offering the time and space to write.
10 weeks ago
The Best Folk Albums of 2018: Part 1 | Folk Radio
Part One of our Best Folk Albums of 2018 includes Brigid Mae Power, Anna & Elizabeth, Aidan O'Rourke, Eamon O'Leary and lots more.
10 weeks ago
stats i wish i had known a year ago
11 weeks ago
[1811.08372] On a hypergraph probabilistic graphical model
We propose a directed acyclic hypergraph framework for a probabilistic graphical model that we call Bayesian hypergraphs. The space of directed acyclic hypergraphs is much larger than the space of chain graphs. Hence Bayesian hypergraphs can model much finer factorizations than Bayesian networks or LWF chain graphs and provide simpler and more computationally efficient procedures for factorizations and interventions. Bayesian hypergraphs also allow a modeler to represent causal patte...
12 weeks ago
How My Brother Survived The Camp Fire

That’s how it goes. You go all the way back to where it began, the source. You go to the beginning of the love, the history, until the person who may die — or did die — fills you up and takes you over as your own blood runs through your veins, as if it’s you on the chopping block, as if your own air has been sucked into nothing, and you grasp and beg for a return. To what was. To mere moments before. Just give it back.
november 2018
Revised and Extended Remarks at "The Rise of Intelligent Economies and the Work of the IMF"
Now, there are traditions of AI research which do take inspiration from human (and animal) psychology (as opposed to a very old caricature of neurology), and try to actually model things like the structure of language, or planning, or having a body which can be moved in particular ways to interact with physical objects. And while these do make progress, it's a hell of a lot slower than the progress in systems which are just doing reflex action. That might change! There could be a gre...
ai  bigdata  statistics 
november 2018
The 97-Year-Old Park Ranger Who Doesn’t Have Time for Foolishness | Glamour
Power. That is what Betty’s life has always been about. The power of self-determination, of imagination, of civic engagement—and of art, beauty, and love.
november 2018
Albert Einstein Imposes on His First Wife a Cruel List of Marital Demands | Open Culture
Einstein’s personal failings might pass by without much comment if had not, like his hero Gandhi, been elevated to the status of a “secular saint." Yet, it is also the personal inconsistencies, the weaknesses and petty, even incredibly callous moments, that make so many famous figures' lives compelling, if also confusing. As Einstein scholar John Stachel says, “Too much of an idol was made of Einstein. He’s not an idol—he’s a human, and that’s much more interesting.”
november 2018
The ethical tradeoffs in bias
november 2018
Guided Imagery for Kids - CHOC Children's, Orange County
Guided imagery involves envisioning a certain goal to help cope with health problems or the task or skill a child is trying to learn or master. Guided imagery is most often used as a relaxation technique that involves sitting or lying quietly and imagining a favorite, peaceful setting like a beach, meadow or forest.
october 2018
k88hudson/git-flight-rules: Flight rules for git
Flight rules for git. Contribute to k88hudson/git-flight-rules development by creating an account on GitHub.
git  code  ref 
october 2018
Everyone Else
A photographic podcast telling the experiences, secrets, loves, fears and
lessons learnt of strangers.
october 2018
In 2003, Misha came to America with her family. Beginner trails the 24 year
old Pakistani-American immigrant, as she learns to do the things she never
did as a kid, and that are integral parts of an American childhood. Like
riding a bike.
october 2018
Jane Perrone
On The Ledge is a podcast all about indoor gardening - helping you to grow
everything from Aloe vera to the ZZ plant. 

Presenter Jane Perrone has been nuts about houseplants since she was knee
high to a Swiss cheese plant. She talks to the experts, helps you find cool
new stuff to grow and figures out how to fix your plant problems, from
mealy bugs to yellowing leaves.

For more information, email ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or visit
october 2018
causality in quantum mechanics
october 2018
Interventions to address household food insecurity in high-income countries | Proceedings of the Nutrition Society | Cambridge Core
Interventions to address household food insecurity in high-income countries - Volume 77 Issue 3 - Rachel Loopstra
october 2018
Questions to Ask Yourself to Live a Better Financial Life | Lifehacker UK
If money were no object, what would you change about your life?
What are your top financial worries?
What are the three smartest financial moves you’ve ever made?
What do you consider your three biggest financial mistakes?
How much financial help should you give a child?
When in your life were you happiest, what made it a happy time—and what role, if any, did money play?
What’s the minimum amount of money you need each month to keep your financial life afloat?
If you were out of work...
october 2018
Everybody Worships
“Because here’s something else that’s true. In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.”
september 2018
Emma Thompson, In Conversation
There was this battle going on inside where I was trying to be wild and free, and I had one voice going, “You slut. You’ll never be any good. You’re morally degenerate.” And another going, “Live! Live! You have to live!”

september 2018
Let Us Consider the Mountain Goats - The Toast
It’s funny. It seems in retrospect like a very clean time. You behave differently if everything you do hurts. You pare down the elements of your life to a handful of essential things, and when you start feeling better you memorialize those things as a kind of survival kit. Mundane ways of passing time become talismanic. After all, you used to want to die and now you don’t; this seems so remarkable, and the number of things in your life that could have compelled such a transformation ...
life  music 
august 2018
Delayed Impact of Fair Machine Learning
in light of strange lunch conversation about how minority groups have fared worse under red administration
august 2018
Academic Torrents
We've designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds.
datasets  springboard 
august 2018
Anna Dostoyevskaya on the Secret to a Happy Marriage: Wisdom from One of History’s Truest and Most Beautiful Loves – Brain Pickings
In truth, my husband and I were persons of “quite different construction, different bent, completely dissimilar views.” But we always remained ourselves, in no way echoing nor currying favor with one another, neither of us trying to meddle with the other’s soul, neither I with his psyche nor he with mine. And in this way my good husband and I, both of us, felt ourselves free in spirit.
august 2018
Reading List – MIT Probabilistic Computing Project
Technical Background
Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning: Chapter 11. The Theory of Probability by A. N. Kolmogorov
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, and Julie Sussman
Classifier Technology and the Illusion of Progress by David J. Hand
Machine Learning: The High-Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt by Sculley et al.
On Computable Numbers and the Entscheidungsproblem by Alan Turing (Skim)
Noncomputable Conditional Dist...
phd-goals  reading  stats 
august 2018
Journey with Jesus - Current Essay
Let's tell the story one more time:  Once upon a time there lived a king.  He had big dreams, as most of us do.  He had great faults, as most of us do.  He yearned at times for the best of things — wisdom, discernment, and a sound mind — and lusted at other times for the worst.  He lived a life marked by success and failure, nobility and disgrace.  He loved God and he didn't.  He pleased God and he didn't.  He left a legacy that was neither perfect nor wretched, as most of us will.  ...
life  christianity 
august 2018
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