Pope Francis is to make history this week with a call for international cooperation to avert dangerous global warming – the Vatican’s most powerful statement yet on the environment and […]
Open wide, this won’t hurt a bit. That might actually be true if the dentist’s drill is replaced by a promising low-powered laser that can prompt stem cells to make […]
I am locked in a quiet, carpeted room, listening to a robotic voice on my iPhone. When the voice pauses, I repeat after it: “Jo’s gentlemanly demeanour amused and set […]
Google may be a master at data wrangling, but one of its products has been making bogus data-driven predictions. A study of Google’s much-hyped flu tracker has consistently overestimated flu cases in […]
4. Mapping America’s emotional state Psychiatrists aren’t running machine learning on their patients’ Twitter profiles – yet. But large volumes of tweets can be used to make assertions about the […]
There were temporal trends too. “The saddest was Hunter College High School,” says Bar-Yam. “It turns out that we collected data just after they came back from vacation.” Alan Mislove of […]
Following his successful use of Twitter in the 2008 US presidential election campaign, Barack Obama is seen by many political pundits as the king of social media. But according to […]
No, it’s not science fiction: a new illusion that looks like a flight through space simultaneously tricks your brain in three different ways.