As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore’s law. Now geneticists have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by this measure, life is older than the Earth itself.
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
If the cosmos is a numerical simulation, there ought to be clues in the spectrum of high energy cosmic rays, say theorists
… in much the same way as mainstream readers consume ordinary news, say computer scientists.
To translate one language into another, find the linear transformation that maps one to the other. Simple, say a team of Google engineers
A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end.
Vermont got it wrong on GMOs. Its mistake will affect people far beyond its borders.
A study of 50,000 people in Italy concludes that online social networks have a significant negative impact on individual welfare.
The wisdom of crowds breaks down when people are biased. Now researchers have discovered a simple method of removing this bias–just listen to the most confident.
The first study of dialects on Twitter reveals global patterns that have never been observed before.