A neural network that simulates the way monkeys recognise faces produces many of the idiosyncratic behaviours found in humans, says computer scientists.
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A new mathematical model of the way the disease spreads in West Africa predicts that the Ebola epidemic should be over by the middle of the spring.
To prevent breaches companies must strictly control which employees can access sensitive data.
Social scientists have never understood why some countries are more corrupt than others. But the first study that links corruption with wealth could help change that.
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The quickest way to solve a maze exploits both quantum and classical processes, say physicists who have demonstrated the effect for the first time.