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Computers Can't Show You the Monet

Computers Can't Show You the Monet

A study in the journal Computers & Graphics finds that computer programs for identifying works of art fall far short of even nonexpert human judges, because of our ability to psychologically evaluate scenes. Molly Webster reports

January 4, 2010

Are Social Networks Messing with Your Head?

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and their cousins have evolved from college fad to global ubiquity in seven short years. Whether they are good for our mental health is another matter

January 1, 2010 — David DiSalvo
Fall in Love and Stay That Way

Fall in Love and Stay That Way

Nothing is more fulfilling than being in a successful love relationship. Yet we leave our love lives entirely to chance. Maybe we don't have to anymore

December 22, 2009 — Robert Epstein
The Internet at 40

The Internet at 40

Although the Internet did not get its name until the mid-1980s, December 5, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the day when the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer nodes to create a "network of networks"--a fateful link-up that would evolve into the Internet

December 4, 2009

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day