Smart technology is demonstrated on a farm in Newark, Mo.
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Big data from social media have been revealed as biased, but we should also pay attention to agriculture firms whose play for big data is likely to have detrimental environmental and social impacts.
Water Lilies by Claude Monet (1919).
Why modern science needs more Claude Monets.
In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.
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Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.
Nigerian women greet each other at St. Charles Catholic Church in Ngurore, Nigeria, on Feb. 17, 2019.
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Women’s contributions to global Christianity are immense, but scholars’ understanding is hampered by limited data.
Kevin Durant is one of the NBA players who shows the ability to go on hot streaks.
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A study shows that a select group of NBA players really do go on hot streaks by making more shots in a row than statistics suggest they should.
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Data collection has been used as a weapon against LGBTQ+ communities.
Learning online provides opportunities but making sure all students can access this is key.
We need to think about legislation and regulation when it comes to transactions, data protection and user interaction in the metaverse.
The Conversation’s best graphs have removed doubt, surprised, and told entire stories.
Tornadoes are hard to capture in climate models.
Climate models can’t see tornadoes, but they can recognize the conditions for tornadoes to form. An atmospheric scientist explains what that means for forecasting future risks.
The internet’s extension into virtual reality spaces presents opportunities for data collection and surveillance.
Facebook’s rebranding as Meta is an attempt to reposition the company as poised to move into virtual reality networks.
Scientific instruments in space today can monitor hurricane strength, sea level rise, ice sheet loss and much more.
Take a closer look at what’s driving climate change and how scientists know CO2 is involved, in a series of charts examining the evidence in different ways.
Tracking the pandemic’s waves enables authorities and policy makers to take action to keep new waves at bay.
Forecasts are key to mitigating the worst effects of floods.
New technologies can help reduce the cost of producing maps that warn where floods might happen.
The fight over the minimum wage continues.
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The question is actually one of the most studied in all of economics and still doesn’t have a definitive answer – though Nobel-winning economist David Card got us closer.
Political bots are setting the stage and standards for how this kind of AI will be used moving forward.
Any time a political bot, or indeed any type of AI in politics, is employed, we need information about how it was created and tested.
People produce mountains of data every day, but not all data is treated the same under the law.
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Profit-friendly data privacy laws in the U.S. are out of step with public sentiment and hinder uses the public supports, from reducing opioid overdose deaths to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Heat Gradient graphic from the upcoming book Atlas of the Invisible.
Atlas of the Invisible
Visualising climate change data in accessible ways can help convince audiences from all backgrounds about the urgency of the climate crisis.
A worker cleans a bed in a hospital in Surabaya, East Java.
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Our latest study finds that the complexities of Indonesia’s COVID-19 data management have contributed to this problem.
Just three big developers are being paid tens of millions of pounds to supply the majority of these UK systems.