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Researchers used a statistical algorithm to analyse written texts between 1820-2009 in four Western countries. sirtravelalot/Shutterstock

What makes us happy? We analysed 200 years of written text to find the answer

Of the countries we looked at, all have seen an increase in subjective happiness since the 1970s.
In an attempt to address the growing problem of fake news online, an algorithm that identifies patterns in language may help distinguish between factual and inaccurate news articles. Shutterstock

The language gives it away: How an algorithm can help us detect fake news

Using machine learning and natural language processing, researchers are developing an algorithm that can distinguish between real and fake news articles.
If you thought multiplication tables at school were hard, imagine multiplying numbers with billions of digits. Shutterstock/Nina Buday

We’ve found a quicker way to multiply really big numbers

To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.

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