The Mount Agung volcano spews smoke, as seen from Karangasem, Bali.
Robots, like drones, are filtering the natural world through algorithms and turning the world into data.
Some social groups are falling through the gaps of fertility data. Men, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community have explicitly been excluded from surveys.
The risks of big data are not getting enough attention.
Hurricane Maria, September 2017.
A meteorologist and a music technologist team up to turn the data from tropical storms into musical graphs.
The genome is becoming the unit of currency for all kinds of genetic testing.
Do you own your own genetic data? The future of genomic databases is almost here, and now is the time to figure out how we are going to allow this information to be used.
Most U.S. law enforcement agencies didn’t report any hate crimes to the FBI in 2016.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.
Data should be open, shareable - but not at the expense of African researchers and communities.
A focus on collaboration among African universities and research institutions is crucial in developing national policies that meet the principles of open data while keeping it safe from exploitation.
Information on patients’ experiences with their hospital care is often not reported back to public hospitals at unit or ward level.
We have lots of data about hospital safety, but it's not used to make us safer or more comfortable when we're admitted.
Non-use of data may be an even bigger problem that its misuse.
Does living at a higher altitude affect your mental health?
Several studies suggest that suicide rates in the US vary along geographic patterns.
Technology can be integrated into effective teaching and learning of physics at secondary schools in Mauritius.
Gathering data and testing teachers' knowledge allows researchers to develop scientifically-grounded advice for teacher education institutions.
Data shows gender disparities in networking.
The low share of women revealed in this data is problematic for two reasons: a lack of diversity, and what it shows about women's participation in the social network of informal collaboration.
You might be surprised to find what your data says about your past – and future – health.
What can be done to prevent employers from rejecting individuals based on concern about future illnesses? Currently, nothing.
Cloud computing has become every-day tool, but its security is questionable. New methods are developed to prevent data breaches.
Cloud computing is on the rise, but so are questions about its security. This is why we need systems where the data itself enforces security, not just the cloud system within which it is contained.
Sport algorithms aren’t working for business.
There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.
A high school football game in Kapaa, Hawaii on the island of Kauai.
Marco Garcia/AP Photo
After decades of continuous growth, participation rates have started to decline. What does it mean for the future of the sport?
If you’re handling big datasets, it’s important to think about user privacy.
Every government, business or organisation releasing data needs to think about how to ensure that the risk of re-identifying an individual or revealing personal information about someone is low.
Aerial view of residential housing on the Gold Coast.
While the key economic signs remain strong, new data suggests many Australians are entering into mortgages without having fully grasped the financial consequences.
Michelle Holley holds a photograph of her daughter Jaime Holley, 19, who died of a heroin overdose in November 2016.
Lynne Sladky/AP Photo
Your guide to a public health crisis that's likely to get worse.
Detecting the errors in data is one thing, but correction them is still possible at the quantum computing level.
One of the challenges for quantum computing is knowing how to detect and correct errors that may occur in the data. And we can do that without even knowing what the data says.