Law enforcement agencies are turning to social network theory to better understand the behaviors and habits of criminal gangs.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. Now network scientists say your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
Anger spreads faster and more broadly than joy, say computer scientists who have analysed sentiment on the Chinese Twitter-like service Weibo.
As robots become ever more present in daily life, the question of how to control their behaviour naturally arises. Does Asimov have the answer?
Chemists have calculated that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
Not only does student participation decline dramatically throughout the new generation of Web-based courses, but the involvement of teachers in online discussions makes it worse.
Field experiments in rural India have revealed a cheap and simple way to find the best connected individuals in any social network–just ask the people.
A leading neuroscientist says Kurzweil’s Singularity isn’t going to happen. Instead, humans will assimilate machines.
When mathematicians simplify wrestling, they boil it down to one pendulum attempting to unbalance another. That’s when things start to get really complex.