Researchers use new statistical method to show fraudulent voting in Russian election
Study shows voter turnout can be increased with simple word change
Perfect NCAA bracket? Near impossible, mathematician says
The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that's 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), according to ...
New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems
Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to researchers publishing in the journal Science this w ...
Looks like a winner: Scientists demonstrate how much candidate appearances affect election outcomes
When you vote in an election, your choice is surely not influenced by anything as superficial as a candidate's looks, right?
False beliefs persist, even after instant online corrections
It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to web-surfers when they run across obviously false information on the Internet. But a new study suggests that this type of tool may not be a panacea for dispelling ...
Vote glitch reports pile up in US election (Update)
Voting went smoothly in Tuesday's US elections, except when it didn't. Some computer problems, as well as human ones, drew complaints across the country as millions of Americans went to the polls.
2012 US election a 'Moneyball' win for geeks
It was not just a victory for President Barack Obama, it was validation for the number-crunchers and statistical model geeks, including a New York Times blogger who became a target for conservatives.
Twitter data crunching: The new crystal ball
Fabio Ciulla from Northeastern University, Boston, USA, and his colleagues demonstrated that the elimination of contestants in TV talent shows based on public voting, such as American Idol, can be anticipated. They unveiled ...
How big data can be used to understand major events
With the most unpredictable UK general election looming in modern times, how can big data be used to understand how elections are covered by the media? New research has for the first time analysed over 130,000 ...
Twitter eclipses The Sun, finds new stars for UK election
"It's The Sun wot won it," the best-selling British tabloid declared after the 1992 general election.
Browser plugin helps people balance their political news reading habits
As the U.S. presidential election approaches, many voters become voracious consumers of online political news. A tool by a University of Washington researcher tracks whether all those articles really provide ...
Online tool can detect patterns in US election news coverage
The US presidential election dominates the global media every four years, with news articles, which are carefully analysed by commentators and campaign strategists, playing a major role in shaping voter opinion. ...
Security flaws could taint 2012 US election: report
Security flaws in voting technology in a number of US states could taint the outcome of the 2012 election, a study concluded Wednesday, saying it was "highly likely" some systems will fail.