The familiar strangers we see every day on the bus and in the supermarket form an important hidden network at the heart of society, according to the first city-wide study of these passive links.
The ability to control one quantum particle by manipulating another somewhere else sounds like the stuff of science fiction. Now physicists say they know how to do it
A study of the social network behind the Occupy movement shows that the most vocal participants were highly connected before the protests began but have now largely lost interest, say social network researchers
The explanation of the mysterious barren circles that form in the middle of fertile grasslands hints that similar circles may show up in other systems, say complexity scientists
The discovery of a law governing the growth of cities means that future urban populations can now be forecast in advance
The unexpected behaviour of crowds at one of Europe’s largest music festivals should help organisers plan future events, say researchers
The "Chinese Quantum Science Satellite" will launch in 2016 and aim to make China the first space-faring nation with quantum communication capability
The same big U.S. Internet companies that reportedly handed over data wholesale to the NSA have been promising compliance with tough EU privacy standards.
Outgoing FCC chairman, Harvard scholar make a pitch for private networks to aid public safety.
The three-dimensional structure of the local universe may one day become as familiar as our local geography thanks to a new generation of maps that reveal our neighbourhood’s rich complexity and our place within it