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We’re finally figuring out how to forecast the flu—and this season isn’t looking good
The models hint at an early peaking, extra-intense influenza bug this year.
Early climate change models held up better than you think
Most projections dating back to the 1970s have understood how increasing carbon dioxide will warm our planet
A New Blood Test Can Predict Whether A Patient Will Have Suicidal Thoughts
With more than 90 percent accuracy
Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways
A detailed report lists dozens of great and terrible possibilities.
How To Predict A Lifetime Of Diseases
A new data-mining project analyzes Danish health records to chart the trajectory of diseases throughout a life.
Oscars 2014: Predicting The Winners With Data
Quants vs. critics: who will be right?
Chinese Supercomputer To Forecast Smog
The best use of tremendous calculating power? Figuring out how easy it will be to breathe today.
Can Facebook Tell When Your Relationship Is Doomed?
Analyzing the structure of a social network can predict who a person's spouse is. And when the algorithm's wrong, that means the couple is likely to break up.
Brain Scan Predicts Whether Convicts Will Re-Offend: Welcome To The Sci-Fi Future
Activity in one very particular part of the brain shows a high correlation with recidivism.
Take This Quiz To Find Your Likelihood Of Dying By 2023
Satisfy a morbid curiosity—or just leave it to the professionals.