A new list of the most culturally influential individuals since 4,000 B.C. could help revolutionize the study of human culture.
Human e-mailing behavior is so predictable that computer scientists have created an algorithm that can calculate when an e-mail thread is about to end.
Uber’s most important innovation is the way it prices its services. But that innovation has not been unreservedly welcomed by customers. They’re wrong.
Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.
Researchers report signs that moneymaking malware common on PCs is being adapted to mobile phones and tablets.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
Not everyone thinks Google’s attempt to reinvent the computer will work.
Billions of people could get online for the first time thanks to helium balloons that Google will soon send over many places cell towers don’t reach.
Availability: 1-2 years
Advanced genetic tools could help boost crop yields and feed billions more people.
Availability: 10-15 years