Surveys can help researchers better understand the lives of teens, but skeptics argue that youth are often dishonest and that the results cannot be trusted.
Many in the US are celebrating LGBTQ rights for Gay Pride Month. But data show that most countries, including the US, need to do much more to protect sexual minorities.
To protect ourselves online, we should all understand a few key terms.
Movies tell us that paying a ransom means the bad guys win, but in the real world it's not that simple.
Name almost any app. Your data is probably being tracked.
Advertisers want to know how you feel online through a process known as sentiment analysis, but it still has its limitations.
Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?
Cheetah’s rarity and elusiveness poses a problem for conservationists who need to know where they still persist, and whether their numbers are increasing or decreasing.
"It is time for a digital Geneva Convention to protect the internet."
The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
Understanding controversial suicide death estimates in Mozambique is challenging due to a lack of readily available data.
Science today is increasingly data-driven, but our education system has not caught up.
The Productivity Commission’s report on data availability and use is disappointing for consumers, who won't be able to stop firms collecting their data or challenge automated decisions made using it.
Researchers need to be able to draw conclusions based on previously published studies in their field. A new aggregation method synthesizes prior findings and may help reveal more of the big picture.
An online database explores the nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866.
Any field that collects and analyzes data relies on statistical techniques to make sense of it all. Modern, more accurate methods should supplant the old ways... but in many cases, they haven't yet.
Cancer researchers dream of offering personalized treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix recommendations?
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
As climate change increases the frequency and severity of disasters in the near future, leveraging social media data, crowd-sourcing and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
Today’s release of data from the 2016 Census allows us to identify some of Australians' more common characteristics, how they vary across states and territories, and how they are changing over time.