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Why do people love coffee and beer? It’s the buzz, not the taste, study finds

May 11th, 2019 at 1:52 am » Comments Off

“People like the way coffee and alcohol make them feel. That’s why they drink it. It’s not the taste,” a Northwestern University researcher said. Whether you prefer a Café Latte or a diet soda may actually depend on how the drink makes you feel, rather than how it tastes, a new study finds. This idea […]



Doctors who are kind have healthier patients who heal faster, according to new book

May 9th, 2019 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

 Which doctor would you pick: a physician who is kind and warm, or one who is cold but graduated at the top of the class in medical school? A new book makes a strong argument for the ones who are kind and warm, not just because they’re more pleasant, but because they have better patient […]



Data Isn’t ‘Truth’

May 9th, 2019 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

It has become perhaps the most important guiding principle of today’s world of data science: “data is truth.” The statisticians, programmers and machine learning experts that acquire and analyze the vast oceans of data that power modern society are seen as uncovering undeniable underlying “truths” about human society through the power of unbiased data and […]



Fiat vs Cryptocurrency: Pros and Cons

May 6th, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

  While some early adapters may not need convincing to join the cryptocurrency craze, others are left wondering, what exactly is it good for? I can’t put it in my bank, I can’t use it at (most) stores, what can I do with cryptocurrencies? Before we get into the ins and outs of cryptocurrency and […]



This map showing the fastest and slowest internet speeds in the US could predict the path of a Silicon Valley startup exodus

May 4th, 2019 at 12:23 am » Comments Off

With an average internet speed of 65.02 Mbps, Maryland has the best environment for multi-person streaming and gaming. This map by HighSpeedInternet.com shows the states with the fastest and slowest internet connections across the United States.



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