Understanding Languages with Physics and Math

Understanding Languages with Physics and Math

(Inside Science) — A husband and wife scientist duo from Poland has developed a computer model that simulates how vocabulary exchanges occur between settlers and nomads. According to their results, published in the journal Physical Review E, the nomadic groups...
Researchers Use Twitter to Track the Flu in Real Time

Researchers Use Twitter to Track the Flu in Real Time

This flu is horrendous. Can’t breathe, can’t sleep or eat. Muscles ache, fever 102. Should have gotten the shot. Time for a movie marathon. The above tweet looks like 140 characters of misery. But in the hands of Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespignani and his...