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Data science and criminal sentencing

So what do we mean when we say "data science"? It's a pretty vague term, but it generally refers to the process of extracting some type of useful information from a set of data. In practice, it often entails using a variety of statistical methods to try to "learn" a pattern in a data set-and then to mimic that pattern for a purpose.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

PsychCentral

5 Divorce Facts That Might Change Your Idea of Splitting Up

Many people think they have it all figured out when it comes to divorce. The whole "50 percent of marriages end in divorce" statistic gets thrown around a lot.

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CiteULike

Basic category theory for computer scientists

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Category theory is a branch of pure mathematics that is becoming an increasingly important tool in theoretical computer science, especially in programming language semantics, domain theory, and concurrency, where it is already a standard language of discourse.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Programming Languages, Science / Technology, Carnegie Mellon University

The Citizens' Voice

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Area schools are adjusting courses and subject matter taught this year because high school students can't graduate in 2017 unless they're proficient on standardized tests. Current 10th graders, the class of 2016-17, must obtain proficiency on three Keystone Exams - Algebra I, biology and literature - in order to graduate.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Science, Standardized Testing, Education, Family, Kids

AME Info

GCC-Stat and ILO conduct regional technical workshop on labour force statistics

Under the auspices of H.E. Hamad bin Khamis Al-Amri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour for Labour Affairs, the Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf launches the Regional Technical Workshop on "Work and Labour Force Statistics - International Standards, Labour Force Survey Design and Data Analysis" in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation . The workshop will take place between 14 and 18 September 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Muscat.

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Related Topix: Science

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Education cost

Korean parents are well known for their enthusiasm for their children's education, which usually entails a heavy financial burden. The burden is so heavy that young people give up or delay marriage and childbirth, and baby boomers who had spent more than they could afford on the education of their children have to live a financially strained post-retirement life.

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Related Topix: Science

TwinCities

Physicist puts time on timeless Monet painting

That's the moment Claude Monet put brush to canvas to depict a hazy sunrise seen from his hotel room in Le Havre, according to Donald Olson, a physicist at Texas State University, San Marcos. The name Monet gave to that now-famous work, "Impression, Soleil Levant," later was affixed to a school of art marked by its imprecise, subjective depiction of quotidian scenes, executed with loose brush strokes in vivid hues.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, France, World News, Science, Weather

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CiteULike

Photoemission revealing signature of stripes and orbital modulation in the high Tc superconductors

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Here we report use of angle resolved photoemission in the angle scanning mode to explore the Fermi surface topology of the high T c superconductors.

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The Washington Post

Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. One in seven students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Related Topix: Science, Silver Spring, MD, Montgomery County, MD, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Algebra exam failures led to reteaching for some students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. Roughly 1 in 7 students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Related Topix: Science, Silver Spring, MD, Montgomery County, MD, Education Etc., Education

Times Post

Renee Cunningham: Common Core: Prepared for education anywhere

The Common Core State Standards are in effect now, this school year, for all children in kindergarten through twelfth grade in English/Language Arts and Mathematics in Mississippi. These standards give the "what."

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Related Topix: Science, Mississippi Government, Mississippi

Investopedia

Does Your Investment Manager Measure Up?

Picture yourself at a fancy party. There is a group of high-powered professionals is in the corner guffawing and comparing the performance of their investment managers .

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Capital Weekly

Earth, Life, and Symbiosis

Dr. Alder Stone Fuller III will lead a presentation entitled "Earth, Life, and Symbiosis" at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, Sept. 23, at noon.

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American Reporter

Woodstock RememberedA Mighty Change

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2009 -- Documents from the Bush White House and the Republican National Committee newly released by the House Judiciary Committee show that while the Justice Department under President Bush was aggressively prosecuting local Democratic officeholders around the nation, the White House Political Affairs Office was simultaneously circulating weekly broadsides about the legal actions on a flier entitled "Democrat Ethics Breakdown ."

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Related Topix: US News, George Bush, Science, Harriet Miers, Alabama, Dick Cheney

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Star Online

All curves: Zaha Hadid designs mathematics gallery

Zaha Hadid Architects is set to design a pioneering new Mathematics Gallery for London's Science Museum , following a 5mil charitable donation to the establishment. True to Hadid's fluid aesthetics, the architectural renders of design show a strikingly fluid symmetrical entrance hall characterised by the use of concave shapes.

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Yahoo!

Vic govt defends coalmine fire response

The Victorian government is again defending its response to the Morwell coalmine fire, after a statistical analysis suggests the death rate increased when the town was shrouded in smoke. The analysis by a Queensland academic shows a high probability the death rate was above average during, and since, the 45-day fire at the Hazelwood coalmine.

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Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Examiner.com

More themes to follow in the Quinn vs Rauner race

The gubernatorial campaign between incumbent Pat Quinn and his GOP opponent Bruce Rauner is in prime time now. The general public is starting to pay attention, editorial board meetings with the candidates have started and three debates are scheduled.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Science, Rod Blagojevich, Illinois, Illinois Government, Outsourcing

Messenger Newspapers

Top marks for Trafford primary schools

The statistics show that 87 per cent of Year Six pupils achieved the expected Level Four standard or above in reading, writing and mathematics in 2014. This was sufficient to see Trafford joint top, together with the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Sutton.

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Related Topix: Greater Manchester County, England, Science

Science Daily

New math and quantum mechanics: Fluid mechanics suggests alternative to quantum orthodoxy

The central mystery of quantum mechanics is that small chunks of matter sometimes seem to behave like particles, sometimes like waves. For most of the past century, the prevailing explanation of this conundrum has been what's called the "Copenhagen interpretation" -- which holds that, in some sense, a single particle really is a wave, smeared out across the universe, that collapses into a determinate location only when observed.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science

KTOO-TV Juneau

Statistics show downward trend in Alaska drug arrests

Arrest totals in Alaska appear to be going down. A study by the Alaska Justice Center shows that trend holds true with drug arrests specifically.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Science

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