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You can’t shut down government text-​​mining

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors David Smith and Ryan Cordell are inter­ested in hidden social net­works. In par­tic­ular, they want to under­stand how ties between edi­tors, writers, politi­cians, busi­ness mag­nates, etc., made the […]

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The new American hamburger…?

Twenty six bil­lion pounds. That’s roughly how much beef Amer­i­cans con­sume each year. We get it from some 33 mil­lion cows that are largely raised in cen­tral­ized, indus­trial feed operations […]

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Guest Post: The one billion map

Ear­lier this month, the Obama admin­is­tra­tion announced its plan to put $100 mil­lion toward building a net­work map of the human brain. World leading net­work sci­en­tist and North­eastern Dis­tin­guished Professor […]

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How to keep them coming back for more

It totally blew my mind.” That’s what grad­uate stu­dent Laura Pfeifer Var­doulakis said of her encounter with work taking place in Tim­othy Bickmore’s lab in the Col­lege of Com­puter and […]

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Guest Post: More debate analysis from Twitter

Debate season is an exciting time for pro­fessor David Lazer’s lab, and I’m delighted to be able to bring you more analysis from their team. This time, research assis­tant pro­fessor Yu-​​​​Ru […]

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Data for the debates

Sixty mil­lion people are expected to tune in on Wednesday night to watch the first pres­i­den­tial debate of this elec­tion season. While the debates them­selves may not deter­mine the outcome […]

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Will apps save the healthcare system?

I love starting the week off with a bang. The topic of this morning’s sym­po­sium, hosted by the Insti­tute on Urban Health Research, just totally gets my engines going. Four […]

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A new journal for a new science

Here’s a sta­tistic for you: From internet and mobile phone use to credit card trans­ac­tions and voting records, we now gen­erate more socio-​​​​economic data each 1.2 years than we did […]