Researchers Show How You Can Be Tracked Through Your Location DataNews
A new study by MIT researchers finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people’s movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for research, it could also put people’s private data at risk.
Seeing Stress With SupercomputersNews
It's easy to take a lot for granted. Scientists do this when they study stress, the force per unit area on an object. Scientists handle stress mathematically by assuming it to have symmetry, but new supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. The findings could help scientists design new materials such as glass or metal that doesn't ice up.READ MORE
This study lends weight to the argument for using mobile apps for routine measurements and clinical trials, and supports calls by the Royal College of Physicians for greater use of already available technology in healthcare
Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. The system, called LION LBD has been designed to assist scientists in the search for cancer-related discoveries.
Researchers have determined the structure of an enzyme critical for the removal of excess cholesterol from the body, and bound to a chemical that boosts its activity, paving the way for potential new therapeutics to treat heart and kidney failure.READ MORE
Conservation scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have teamed up to solve a key problem for the study of sensitive behaviors like poaching, harassment, bribery, and drug use.
University of Alberta psychologists have identified what they say are the 10 funniest words in the English language. The researchers determined that there are two main kinds of predictors of funniness in words: those related to the form of the word and those related to its meaning.
Crowdsourced data has shown that the proportion of smallholder farms may be much larger than previously thought, contributing much more to global food production.READ MORE