iPhone 6 Pixels

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iPhone 6 Pixels

The first time you see an iPhone 6 or 6+ display, it looks considerably better than the previous generation iPhone (5S) despite having the same resolution. Bryan Jones, a photographer, explains it like this: The first time you switch on an iPhone 6, you will be amazed at how clear the display is.  It looks even higher

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Spurious Correlations

The cliché goes, ‘correlation does not equal causation.’ This means, of course, that just because Thing A correlates to Thing B, it does not mean Thing A caused Thing B. Tyler Vigen over at Spurious Correlations illustrates this in hilarious fashion. Here’s an example: Click to enlarge. This is fantastic on so many levels. Be sure

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Why Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

It’s Monday, and that might mean it’s counterintuitive science day. Up on the block: why does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It does, but it shouldn’t. Right? Wrong. The reason behind it is called the Mpemba effect, and a group of researchers think they’ve cracked the puzzle. Now Xi and co say hydrogen bonds

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Casual Friday: Sitting Is the New Smoking

We’ve posted a bunch about health and nutrition before, and we got a bit nerdy. Maybe too nerdy (as if there’s such a thing). But today, we’re posting about health again, but we’ve cut out almost all the nerdy. Promise. Today is about why sitting is killing you. Sure, there are tons of articles out

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Defining Data Engineering

Rafe Colburn over at RC3.org has a smart post about how Big Data gets all of the attention, but Big Data wouldn’t be very effective without data engineering, which is different than data science: Last year I started working in the world of Big Data, and at the time, I didn’t know that “data science” and “data

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What if Planets Were as Close to Earth as the Moon?

Rosie Taylor for The Daily Mail: Ron Miller, a former art director for NASA, used digital trickery to superimpose scale drawings of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune over the same landscape, highlighting the sheer size of the planets. The incredible drawings imagine each planet to be 233,812 miles from Earth – the

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The Psychology of Procrastination

Peter Bregman (whose blog posts I love, by the way), writes about the unspoken psychology of procrastination: Here’s the thing: More often than not, our fear doesn’t help us avoid the feelings; it simply subjects us to them for an agonizingly long time. We feel the suffering of procrastination, or the frustration of a stuck

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