At some point of our lives, we’ve all asked “what is life and how did it originate?”. This particular question is a really difficult one. One might think that after decades of research we would have more answers than questions. But that is not the case today. We have never been more perplexed about the complexity and richness of living systems.
However, this is a great sign! Whenever we’ve answered some deep and fundamental question in science, we’ve unlocked a new larger set of questions. So we are heading in the right direction.
Science is usually imagined as layers of…
Adding a call to action (CTA) can increase your conversion rate and boost the users engagement with your Twitter brand. Though the platform doesn’t give much choice to customize a tweet, the simple hack mentioned in this article can increase the range of tools in your belt to market your brand.
The direct message CTA can be seen in the screenshot below. By pinning it to the top of your profile, one can make it easier for other profiles to engage with you. In this case the tweet is marketing a weekly newsletter.
The Cricket Worldcup has been entertaining billions of people since 1975. I may not be the biggest fan of Cricket, but the ICC World-Cup 2019 was definitely a memorable one for me, albeit not for the reasons you may think. For me this worldcup was a good lesson in logical and sound thinking; an example of post hoc ergo propter hoc and other fallacies.
A minimum of four agonizing years in a typical Asian university and the least a student can ask for is a decent job. Is asking for a return on investment for the time and money spent on education a bit too much?
Unfortunately the situation is not so one-dimensional. If you believe that graduating from a prestigious university will guarantee you a high paying job, then you are highly mistaken. …
How I switched to podcasts and how you can get started too
Growing up in Pakistan automatically means that somethings are just too difficult to relate with the rest of the world. Even now, when I wish to talk to you about podcasts, I can’t help but feel impatient to tell…
By 2020, humans will generate a mind-bending 40 yottabyte of data per day. That is enough data to create a line of standard 1 TB hard disks from the Earth to the Sun, 25 times over!*
With so many inputs, a visualization’s form factor is just one of the details that businesses will be mindful of as they try to make sense of the numbers. It’s a skill that requires a mastery of the art itself to build a clutter-free and robust representation of a complex dataset.
In the early days of the industrial revolution, mathematics as a subject in high school was still considered a non-essential skill. It took decades before the subject was made mandatory for high-schoolers across America. As E. O. Wilson — the Pulitzer Prize winning biologist — mentioned in his book “Letters to a Young Scientist”:
I finally got around to calculus as a thirty-two-year-old tenured professor at Harvard, where I sat uncomfortably in classes with undergraduate students only a bit more than half my age. — E. O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist.
In 1965, Intel’s cofounder Gordon Moore predicted the doubling of computing power every two years through innovations in the classical computer chip. Half a century later, we’ve hit the physical limits to this faithful law. And so, as we faced another brickwall, we invented a new generation of computers to get around this problem
Albeit this time we used the same laws of physics that prevented us from classically progressing any further. Here is everything you need to know about the revolutionary world of quantum computing, and how it will influence our future.
Relics like the Sumerian Abacus (2500 B.C.)…