Censorship on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, is near real-time and relies on a workforce of over 4,000 censors who stop work during the evening news, according the first detailed analysis of censorship patterns.
A new computer model of the way heat is emitted by various parts of the Pioneer spacecraft, and reflected off others, finally solves one of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics
Your pattern of behaviour on Twitter can be defined by a simple “genotype” and used to predict your future behaviour, say network researchers.
A powerful new search engine designed to help diagnose rare diseases could prove a boon for both medics and the public
The familiar strangers we see every day on the bus and in the supermarket form an important hidden network at the heart of society, according to the first city-wide study of these passive links.
Facebook scientists figure out how to identify your romantic partner or best friend from among your connections.
The number of people we can truly be friends with is constant, regardless of social networking services like Twitter, according to a new study of the network.
Ever wondered what fuel fires potatoes out of a cannon the fastest? The US Air Force now has the answer
The story of the SETI discussions during the discovery of pulsars has never been fully told—until now
Analysts believe that insurgents in Afghanistan form similar networks to street gangs in the US. So the software for analysing these networks abroad ought to work just as well at home, say military researchers