A new theory of the brain attempts to explain one of the great puzzles of evolutionary biology: why we laugh
An analysis of almost 10 million tweets from 2008 shows how they can be used to predict stock market movements up to 6 days in advance
There is a 50 per cent chance that time will end within the next 3.7 billion years, according to a new model of the universe
Workers in Russia, Southeast Asia, and China are paid a pittance to solve millions of CAPTCHAS.
Two third of the world’s languages are endangered. Now a new mathematical model of language competition suggests how to combat the threat
Researchers set up adult Web sites to study how the industry makes its money and spreads malware.
NeuroPhone is the first step toward hands-free phone operation.
A new, simpler way to measure golf swings could finally reveal the secrets of the perfect golf swing.
A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done and why evidence has been so hard to gather
Power laws have a hidden structure that reveals why extreme events are more common than we’d thought.