It's complicated: Self-organized patterns identify emergent behavior near critical transitions
Researchers find the organization of the human brain to be nearly ideal
Have you ever wondered why the human brain evolved the way it did?
A social-network illusion that makes things appear more popular than they are
Most internet anonymity software leaks users' details
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are legal and increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix and BBC ...
Researchers develop algorithm to help identify patient zero in an epidemic
Researchers seeking to make computer brains smarter by making them more like our own
In what marks a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the functionality of a simple artificial neural circuit. For the first time, a circuit ...
Researchers create first neural-network chip built just with memristors
New Horizons spacecraft experiences anomaly
The New Horizons spacecraft experienced an anomaly the afternoon of July 4 that led to a loss of communication with Earth. Communication has since been reestablished and the spacecraft is healthy.
Say it with light: Using LEDs to move data faster
It's like using fiber optics to communicate – only without the fiber.
'Smaller is smarter' in superspreading of influence in social network
A study by City College of New York physicists Flaviano Morone and Hernán A. Makse suggests that "smaller is smarter" when it comes to influential superspreaders of information in social networks. This is ...
Early Titan was a cold, hostile place for life
Titan is a mysterious orange-socked moon of Saturn that is exciting to astrobiologists because it has some of the same kinds of chemicals that were precursors to life on Earth. It also has a hydrological ...
Researcher uncovers inherent biases of big data collected from social media sites
With every click, Facebook, Twitter and other social media users leave behind digital traces of themselves, information that can be used by businesses, government agencies and other groups that rely on "big ...
In social networks, group boundaries promote the spread of ideas, study finds
Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from?
Scarlet macaw skeletons point to early emergence of Pueblo hierarchy (Update)
Somehow, colorful tropical scarlet macaws from tropical Mesoamerica—the term anthropologists use to refer to Mexico and parts of northern Central America—ended up hundreds of miles north in the desert ...