Two years ago a single bitcoin was worth around $5. Today it is worth around $600. Now one economist has worked out exactly what forces are behind this dramatic increase.
The “Godfather of ecstasy” had held out hope that clinical trials would reveal medicinal benefits of new psychedelic drugs.
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Automated bots can not only evade detection but also gather followers and become influential among various social groups, say computer scientists who have let their bots loose on Twitter.
Venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s comprehensive Internet report shows how quickly Chinese companies are gaining online clout.
Can a computer algorithm reliably identify clothing combinations that will make you look good? Scientists at eBay’s research labs are trying to find out.
Samsung’s wrist-worn Simband prototype could be the basis for a new wave of personal health tracking devices.
Researchers used an emerging technique to correct the gene behind a fatal immune system disorder in an infant.