A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Evolutionary biologists have long thought that lying ought to destroy societies. Now computational anthropologists have shown that nothing could be further from the truth.
Hundreds of dollars and as many pounds of goods supplanted, thanks to a single device.
Various historians have concluded that Einstein’s first wife, Mileva, may have secretly contributed to his work. Now a new analysis seeks to settle the matter.
The process of making a famous problem in logic even harder reveals fascinating insights into the relationship between logic and language
The mobile computers killing the PC will themselves be replaced as computing becomes embedded into the world around us.
Part-window, part-touch screen. Cue the Minority Report references.
Humans need better ways to interact with computers in three dimensions. Now computer scientists think they’ve come up with one.
For years, claims have circulated that red rain which fell in India in 2001, contained cells unlike any found on Earth. Now new evidence that these cells can reproduce is about to set the debate alive