A new analysis treats bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as species in an evolutionary model—and finds bitcoin has no selective advantage. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The Library of Congress has your back
Software lets scientists explore the brain in 3-D and perform “virtual dissections”
Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of the technology
Computer scientists borrowed insights from the fruit fly brain to create a more accurate search algorithm. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Much of the necessary technology already exists
Consumer technologies—whether user reviews and recommendations, social media or health care portals—involve logistical effort that means more administrative work at home.
The damage that the ransomware caused to Britain’s National Health Service was not a cybersecurity failure in the practicalities but a failure of cybersecurity management at the top level
A new study uses brain imaging to separate those who think about and even attempt suicide from those who don’t
Geotagged tweets using slang like “dummies,” “Captain Cody” or other drug handles could help pinpoint clusters of opioid problems more quickly than traditional methods do
Aid organizations have been piloting a nimble approach to cut through the fog of war
New qubit designs could enable more robust machines
Early tests of the “vide-omics” principle have already demonstrated its potential
Up-to-date software, apps, browsers and router software offer the best protection against a potential flaw in wi-fi security called a key reinstallation attack, or KRACK.
DeepMind’s Go game-playing AI—which dominated its human competition—just got better
Spatial audio promises immersive virtual experiences that engage more of the senses
An experiment using a computer algorithm to create deceptive Yelp reviews was disturbingly successful, and could point to bigger problems as artificial intelligence matures
By playing the online game Foldit, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick.