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Randy Olson
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Randy Olson is a Computer Science graduate research assistant at Michigan State University specializing in artificial intelligence, artificial life, and evolutionary computation. He runs a research blog where he writes about Python, scientific computing, evolution, and AI. Randy is an ardent advocate of open science and regularly travels the U.S. to teach researchers scientific computing skills at Software Carpentry workshops.

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What Makes for a Stable Marriage?

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 3:31 PM

About a decade ago, the gossip on everyone's lips was that "1/2 of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce." That factoid was later disproven, but it left a lasting impression on the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes of America. In an effort to not become a part of...

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Why Are the Dutch So Tall?

(35) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 1:22 PM

It's fairly common knowledge that the Dutch are some of the tallest people in the world. Whereas the average American man measures in at about 5'9" (176 cm), the average Dutch man stands at well over 6' (185 cm) tall. What is it about this small, traditionally seafaring nation that...

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