An Apple engineer discloses how the company’s premier recommendation engine parses millions of iTunes libraries.
A new website ranks the world’s scientific institutions by discipline and shows their location on a global map
Dark matter must collide with human tissue, and physicists have now calculated how often. The answer? More often than you might expect.
A recent security flaw raises questions about mobile payments.
Vermont got it wrong on GMOs. Its mistake will affect people far beyond its borders.
Sending entangled photons to opposite sides of the planet will require a small fleet of orbiting satellites, say physicists.
Sure, lithium-ion batteries have risks, but so do gasoline-powered cars.
Three scientists who made headway in cracking the brain’s code win Nobel Prize for discovering animal’s “inner GPS.”
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
Cheap green laser pointers can emit dangerous levels of infrared radiation, according to an investigation carried out by physicists in the US