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15 Real-World Uses of Genetic Algorithms

15 Real-World Uses of Genetic Algorithms

Genetic Algorithm: A heuristic search technique used in computing and Artificial Intelligence to find optimized solutions to search problems using techniques inspired by evolutionary biology: mutation, selection, reproduction [inheritance] and recombination. 1. Automotive DesignUsing Genetic...

10 Most Iconic Photo Portraits of the 20th Century

10 Most Iconic Photo Portraits of the 20th Century

The cliché says that a picture can speak a thousands words, but some photographs eschew any numeric limitation and go on talking to us ad infinitum. Certain photo portraits have that rare power. Far more than pictorial representations of celebrated or instantly recognizable figures, they capture...

10 Common and Weird Dreams People Have

10 Common and Weird Dreams People Have

Dreams are the subject of great debate amongst dream experts, sleep researchers and doctors. Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud once stated: "Dreams are often most profound when the seem the most crazy." Here are some of the most common and weird dreams many people experience while they sleep.1. Flying...

15 Cute Animals That Will Cause You Horrible Harm

15 Cute Animals That Will Cause You Horrible Harm

When we think of animals that will destroy us, rend us limb from limb, and leave us in a bloody mess, we usually thing of the huge and horrifying. Which means we forget about the real threats: the tiny, the cute, the gorgeous. The animals at which we ooh and aaah over, but are deadly, poisonous...

10 Best Dropkick Murphys Songs

10 Best Dropkick Murphys Songs

With over 8 albums, 5 DVDs, several live recordings, and many compilations, the Dropkick Murphy’s message of “all for one, one for all” is as contagious as their rowdy beats, catchy rhythms, and kitschy lyrics. The raucous, bawdy, and loud cacophony of the Dropkick Murphys’ paired with underlying...

50 Best Places to Have Great Sex

50 Best Places to Have Great Sex

50. On a picnic table under the stars49. In the back of a pickup truck48. On top of a mountain overlooking a lake at 2am in the pitch dark47. On the kitchen counter46. In the shower standing up (works great as a smooth sneak attack)45. In the shower laying down44. On an airplane (less than .0001%...

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What Is Polymerization?

Polymerization is the process where monomers—or single molecules like amino acids and hydrocarbons—bond to create polymers. There are two kinds of polymers. The first are natural polymers, like deoxyribonucleic acid (or DNA), cellulose and rubber. The second are artificial or man made polymers,...

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

Paul of TarsusSaul of Tarsus, a.k.a. Paul the Apostle, Paul of Tarsus [?-65 c.e.] was a Hellenistic Jew and student of Gamaliel the Elder who served as enforcer for the Pharisaic Sanhedrin against the apostate Christian sect following the crucifixion of Jesus. Around 33 c.e. he experienced a dramatic...

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct

Before everyone had a cell phone and the capacity to record video on the fly, a police beat down was, by sheer chance, caught on tape in Los Angeles on March 3, 1991. Public fury about racism and police brutality erupted when a portion of the video showing several LAPD officers Tasering, kicking,...

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10 Interesting Facts About Tennessee

Tennessee is a state with a very rich history and vast resources. Not only is Tennessee home to mountain ranges, lakes and plateaus put it is also often credited as the birthplace of country music and several well known historical figures. Below we've listed ten interesting facts about the state of Tennessee.