The US is shifting to a new set of climate 'normals' – data sets averaged over the past 30 years. But normal is a relative concept in a time of climate change.
The growth in information production appears unstoppable.
As the conversation about race and diversity becomes more common, why haven't we updated our census to reflect that?
Rather than distinctly male or female, the human brain is much more like the heart, kidneys and lungs – basically the same no matter the sex of the body it's in.
A year of working from home has become normalised for many jobs. We're now learning a great deal about its effects on the workforce and our lives.
Google's shift to 'profiling' is being billed as a privacy boon – but it's also a strategic pivot.
A new report from the GovLab and the French Development Agency (AFD) examines how development practitioners are experimenting with emerging forms of technology to advance development goals.
COVID-19 kept many scientists from doing field research in 2020, which means that important records will have data gaps. But volunteers are helping to plug some of those holes.
Data underlies the kinds of applications that are proposed for use in the country's education system.
Airborne data like this is usually available only to industry and government agencies and researchers — rarely to the public.
The Internet of Things will transform industry, agriculture, and our cities. But we need to consider carefully the risks as well as the rewards.
Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
Address data are maintained in silos at different government entities. There is limited coordination and adherence to international standards; good practice is lacking around information management.
Have you ever watched something because YouTube recommended it to you? You've probably been influenced by an algorithm. But at the end of the day, underneath all the algorithms are people.
There are any more sophisticated programs available for managing health data. Why did Public Health England use Microsoft Excel?
Internet technologies and the devices that enable information access and transfer are useful in crisis management. Accessing these readily available digital technologies can help community resiliency.
Slow, unreliable labor force data have consequences for out-of-work Americans and the economy.
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets.
Six hours of streaming video may be the equivalent of burning one litre of petrol.