Data mining the way we use words is revealing the linguistic earthquakes that constantly change our language.
Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it more than a stunt?
Twitter data mining reveals surprising detail about socioeconomic indicators but at a fraction of the cost of traditional data-gathering methods, say computational sociologists.
They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.
A novel kind of nanoparticle could lead to more effective cancer treatments.
Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control.
A smartphone-connected device delivers electrical stimulation to nerves in the head.
We're all influenced by the weather but psychologists have struggled to gather convincing data revealing the correlation. So researchers are turning to Twitter instead.
For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.