Photos of a scaly, discolored patch of skin on Trump's face have gone viral — here's what it is, according to a Yale dermatologist
- President Donald Trump's skin has been a hot topic of debate for years.
- Recently, the internet lit up with a new question about the president's skin: what is that discolored circle on the left side of his face?
- Plus, the president enjoys being out in the sun — he has logged more than 100 golf course visits during his 16 months in office, which is enough to work up a golfer's tan.
- But according to dermatologist Kathleen Suozzi from the Yale School of Medicine, the barnacle-looking patch of skin on Trump's face is probably not a sun spot, and it likely has nothing to do with his rosacea or tanning regimen, either.
- Suozzi needed only a quick glance at a recent photo of Trump to venture a guess: it's likely a skin growth called keratosis.
- But the freezing treatment for keratosis spots doesn't always work, and can leave that patch of skin lightened.
Google and Coursera launch a new machine learning specialization
- The new specialization, called “Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform,” has students build real-world machine learning models.
- As Google’s Big Data and Machine Learning Tech Lead Lak Lakshmanan told me, his team heard that students and companies really liked the original machine learning course but wanted an option to dig deeper into the material.
- As Lakshmanan noted, there are plenty of use cases for leading-edge kind of machine learning models, but what these courses focus on are more of the “day-to-day models” that can bring additional value to many existing products.
- Because of the focus on real-world problems, Lakshmanan also noted that the course should be useful for newly minted graduates who may be more familiar with the theories of machine learning than building products.
107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale
- The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like.
- Thankfully, online learning sites like Coursera and edX are helping to increase access to high-quality education for everyone.
- Their free and low-priced courses are taught by instructors from the best universities and academic institutions around the world, allowing anyone to advance their education, professional goals, or personal interests.
- Both Coursera and edX allow you to audit any course for free.
- Coursera and edX also each offer in-depth specializations that require some more commitment and help learners develop the professional skills that are in demand in their industries today.
- We rounded up the Coursera and edX courses from each of the schools so you can skip directly to your favorite university, or browse all that each has to offer.
Here's why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children would not be princes and princesses
- Long before Prince Harry was even a thought, his great-great grandfather, King George V, limited the titles that members of the royal family could hold.
- According to a Letters Patent introduced by King George V in 1917, children born to the Prince of Wales are princes and princesses at birth.
- Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip later decided that any descendants who didn't bear the titles of His or Her Royal Highness and Prince or Princess would have the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
- When Prince William and Kate's first child was due in 2012, the Queen issued a new Letters Patent that said, "all the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of royal highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honour".
Why a tomato is a fruit and a vegetable at the same time
- The critical distinction is that, according to the dictionary, a vegetable must be part of a plant or the whole plant itself, while fruits are just the means by which certain plants spread their seeds.
- And "fruit" can be a culinary term, too — described as "having a sweet pulp associated with the seed" and "used chiefly in a dessert or sweet course," according to Merriam-Webster.
- So scientifically, fruits don't have to be sweet, but in the kitchen, most people would classify the fruits that fall on the savory side, like tomatoes, as vegetables.
- In 1893, the high court was forced to rule on whether imported tomatoes should be taxed under the Tariff Act of 1883, which only applied to vegetables and not fruits.
- Although both sides cited dictionary definitions of the two words, the court sided unanimously with #TeamVegetable.
Here's a free AI class that'll prepare you for the robot takeover
- The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence now offers a free six-part online course, The Elements of AI, available to anyone.
- I like free stuff: Especially when there’s no catch.
- Sign up is quick and simple, and there’s no application process.
- More importantly, you’ll get a free education designed to introduce students to the basic concepts surrounding artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.
- If you want to get a grasp on exactly what artificial intelligence is and isn’t, this course should tell you everything you need to know.
- According to the course description there’s no coding or programming involved.
- Once you’ve completed the course, if you just can’t get enough AI education, you can always apply to Carnegie Mellon’s new AI undergraduate degree program — if you’ve got the transcripts and test scores to make it in.
Pranking My Roommate with Eerily Targeted Facebook Ads
- Under the ‘Audience’ tab I selected the ‘My Roommate’ Custom Audience I just created as my only targeting and Facebook said that my Potential Audience was fewer than 1,000 people.
- Since I didn’t want him to know that I was placing the ads I opted to use sidebar ads and direct him to sites that somewhat related to the message – although most of the links associated were pretty random.
- The goal of pausing the ads once he had seen them was to (without any proof to show to his friends) leave him thinking he was just a little bit crazy and thus amplify his paranoia.
- Over the next two weeks I continued to create and target ads that had a progressively more accurate and disturbing understanding of his personal life.