Leave a human baby with some toys and it’ll quickly learn to pick them up. Now a robot with deep learning capabilities has done the same thing.
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
Einstein’s famous critique of quantum mechanics first emerged in 1930, five years earlier than thought, according to a new analysis of his work.
A statistical analysis of attitudes in the U.S. reveals the main determinants of happiness but also suggests that interpreting the data is fraught with danger,
In a world first, a machine plays chess by evaluating the board rather than using brute force to work out every possible move.
There are now many general-purpose consumer LED bulbs that give off good light. With so many, how can you tell the difference?
The Singularity Summit approaches this weekend in New York. But the Microsoft cofounder and a colleague say the singularity itself is a long way off.
A roundup of the best stories on energy from other sites, collected by Richard Martin, MIT Technology Review’s energy editor.