Socrates is a web-scale knowledge extraction engine that exploits a mix of deep learning, semantic web technology and natural language processing to understand information in text and integrate knowledge extracted from various sources.
A study by a Japanese university claims that the site of the presumed asteroid impact led to the extinction of dinosaurs. The asteroid supposedly hit an area rich in gypsum which would lead to high levels of soot being ejected into the air. Such sites only account for 13% of the earth’s surface.
And not just philosophy but also history and other aspects of the liberal arts. The larger challenge is our implicit compartmentalization of the various disciplines, all for the sake of specialization.
An Episcopal priest writes about how he taught poetry at a school for orphan girls in Honduras.
Free mathematics textbooks from the American Institute of Mathematics.
The Earth Microbiome Project is a massively collaborative effort to characterize microbial life on earth.
Urban apiculture is a recent phenomenon: instead of raising bees out in farms, amateur beekeepers are raising them in cities.
Now available on public beta: CrossOver on ChromeOS. This should allow Windows software to run on Chromebooks. Whether this will now permit Steam games as well remains to be seen. Regardless, this is really cool.