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24 Meaty Pasta Dishes to Get You Through Winter

They're practically begging to kick it with you by the fire.<p>Sometimes you just want the works: A hefty bowl of pasta with the heartiest meat sauce you can dream up. That's what these 24 pastas, from ragù and bolognese to stroganoff and lasagna, are here for. Let them kick it with you by the fire …

Cooking

New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break

Last month, United Airlines grounded nearly 5,000 flights when its computer system crashed. The culprit: a faulty network router. Later on the same …

University of California

Pop music's most important revolution? That would be hip-hop, science reveals

Forget the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna. The most important cultural shift in American pop music began with the explosion of rap in the early 1990s.<p>The Beatles and the Rolling Stones didn't spark the British Invasion of the 1960s, but they did fan its flames.<p>And don't buy snobs' …

Yes, Please: An Algorithm for Fact Checking the Internet

Researchers use graph theory to sniff out junk information.<p>​Despite the claims of print journalism's anxiety-stricken old guard, fact checking hasn't vaporized under the bright lights of high-BPM internet writing. If anything, it's forced editors and writers to crank up the obsessiveness …

Fast and accurate determination of modularity and its effect size

S. Treviño III, A. Nyberg, C. I. Del Genio and K. E. Bassler<br>J. Stat. Mech. - Theory E. (2015) P02003<p>Abstract<p>We present a fast spectral algorithm for …

Uncovering Algorithms: Looking Inside the Facebook News Feed

How can the public learn the role of algorithms in their daily lives, evaluating the law and ethicality of systems like the Facebook NewsFeed, search …

Social Media

What’s the (hi)story of my network?

First an announcement: we have researcher and postdoc positions available in Theory Group at MSR, and I may have a position for an intern in the …

The rise of data and the death of politics

On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach. But the moment she crossed the Willis Avenue bridge in her Chevrolet Corvair, …

What Is Public?

It’s so simple, right?<p>Someone could make off with all your garbage that’s put out on the street, and carefully record how many used condoms or …

Social Media

Sharing Data Is a Form of Corporate Philanthropy

Ever since the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was signed in 1999, satellite companies like DMC International Imaging have had a clear protocol with which to provide valuable imagery to public actors in times of crisis. In a single week this February, DMCii tasked its fleet of …

Platform Monopolies

There’s an article in the NY Times Sunday Business Section today that lays out a very important question we have all been dancing around but will …

Lessons Learned From the Facebook Study – The Conversation - Blogs

By now, anyone who is remotely interested knows that the Facebook data-science team, in collaboration with some researchers at Cornell University, …

Philosophy of Social Science

The White House recently released two important reports on the future of artificial intelligence. The “robot question” is as urgent today as it was …

Facebook's Controversial Experiment: Big Tech Is the New Big Pharma

It seems nearly everyone is angry about Facebook’s already infamous emotional manipulation study—most recently, European regulators. A number of …

Clinical Trials

The data scientist debate - new salary data and definitions

As the debate about what a data scientist actually is carries on, fresh salary data sheds light on who these folks are – and how their value is …

[1403.2732] The Bursty Dynamics of the Twitter Information Network

Computer Science > Social and Information Networks<p>Title: The Bursty Dynamics of the Twitter Information Network<p>Abstract: In online social media …

Big Data Is A Civil Rights Issue

Big data is revolutionizing commerce and government for the better, but it is also supercharging the potential for discrimination. Protecting civil …

Civil Rights

Does Data Science come with Ethical Responsibilities?

<b>by David Linthicum</b><p>Years ago I worked at a large company where one of my bosses/mentors used to routinely challenge my articles and papers. This …

On the scalability of statistical procedures: why the p-value bashers just don't get it.

Jeff Leek 2014/02/14<p><b>Executive Summary</b><p>The problem is not p-values it is a fundamental shortage of data analytic skill.<br>• In general it makes sense to …

To Each According to its Degree: The Meritocracy and Topocracy of Embedded Markets

Article |<p>Open | Published: 21 January 2014<p>J. Borondo<br>• , F. Borondo<br>• , C. Rodriguez-Sickert<br>• & C. A. Hidalgo<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>volume 4</b>, Article number: 3784 …

How Culture Influences Our Financial Decisions

For many Americans, Friday, December 13th, 2013, will be a day of moderate trauma. The same was true of Friday, September 13th, and will be true again of Friday, June 13th, 2014. These people, known as <i>friggatriskaidekaphobics,</i> are so afraid of Friday the Thirteenth that some suffer panic attacks …

ŷhat | Weather Forecasting with Twitter & Pandas

Many of you are likely already familiar with Kaggle, but for those who don't know much about them, it's a super interesting business that connects …

As Twitter Grows Up, Its Users Don’t

Facebook has a teen problem. Or maybe not. Depends on whom you ask.<p>How about Twitter?<p>No problem at all, says a Wall Street analyst. Kids love …

Virality Prediction and Community Structure in Social Networks

Article |<p>Open | Published: 28 August 2013<p>Lilian Weng<br>• , Filippo Menczer<br>• & Yong-Yeol Ahn<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>volume 3</b>, Article number: 2522 (2013) | …

Amazonian Beer Drinking Networks Revealed by Anthropologists

The way the Tsimane tribe of the northern Amazon host beer drinking events offers important clues about the nature of their society, say …