Researchers are teasing apart the complex set of links between the virality of a Web story and the emotions it generates.
Studying the pre-Islamic State tweets of people who end up backing the organization paints a revealing picture of how support emerges, say computer scientists.
Microsoft's legendary browser is getting replaced. It's about time.
By studying the network of links between Indian recipes, computer scientists have discovered that the presence of certain spices makes a meal much less likely to contain ingredients with flavors in common.
Data mining Wikipedia people reveals some surprising differences in the way eastern and western cultures identify important figures in history, say computational anthropologists.
A Facebook page that posts the same picture of an Italian singer every day has become the central part of a research project to understand how we use social media.
Despite well-publicized efforts to promote equality, Wikipedia articles are deeply biased against women, say computer scientists who have analysed six different language versions of the online encyclopedia.
Software known as a Databox could one day both safeguard your personal data and sell it, say computer scientists.
Computer scientists are already devising strategies for neutralizing the next generation of malicious botnets .
The rapidly evolving ecosystems associated with personal data is creating an entirely new field of scientific study, say computer scientists. And this requires a much more powerful ethics-based infrastructure.