Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
In a world first, a machine plays chess by evaluating the board rather than using brute force to work out every possible move.
The ability to number-crunch vast amounts of words is creating a new science of linguistics.
The best way for AI machines to learn is by feeding them huge data sets of annotated examples, and the Daily Mail has unwittingly created one.
Location-based social networks are allowing scientists to study the way human patterns of behavior change in time and space, a technique that should eventually lead to deeper insights into the nature of society.
Leading Bitcoin startup BitPay is cutting costs, suggesting that the currency won’t be catching on soon.
Computers have never been good at answering the type of verbal reasoning questions found in IQ tests. Now a deep learning machine unveiled in China is changing that.