The human brain carries out many tasks at the same time, but how many? Now fMRI data has revealed just how parallel gray matter is.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server.
Twitter data mining reveals surprising detail about socioeconomic indicators but at a fraction of the cost of traditional data-gathering methods, say computational sociologists.
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.
A study of 50,000 people in Italy concludes that online social networks have a significant negative impact on individual welfare.
Comparing electric and gas-powered versions of the same car show the environmental benefits of electric vehicles.
Images sent back from space probe bring a historic comet mission into clear focus.