This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
A machine learning algorithm has learned to tell whether individuals can read or write by analyzing their mobile phone records.
Seven Pentagon supercomputers are getting ready to attack one another.
Even if it doesn’t lead to indictments, video can bring about police reform.
Traffic to Wikipedia pages about aircraft crashes varies in unexpected ways, say Internet researchers.
Microsoft says DNA could be a better way to store data for the long term than the magnetic tape companies rely on today.
It just got even easier for outsiders to scrutinize the workings of Apple’s mobile operating system, which could boost security.
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.
The available evidence suggests that face matching systems don’t work equally well for different races.
Cyberattacks don’t just devastate businesses; they sometimes destroy careers as well. Here are five tactics executives can employ to protect their organizations—and their own reputations.