According to big data, this bacon and avocado sandwich should be a party for your tastebuds.
October 25, 2013 A number-crunching project that sifted through hundreds of thousands of recipes and user reviews finds something pork lovers have long known: Bacon does seem to take many dishes up a notch. But it's not the only "miracle" ingredient when it comes to boosting your food's flavor.
Routine autopsies have become less common in the U.S. But in the past century, post-mortems helped doctors discover many new diseases.
December 12, 2012 In many parts of the world, there aren't enough doctors around to do post-mortems. Answers to a few questions can help a computer deduce what killed someone when an autopsy can't be done. The results can help guide decisions about public health.
All out of nutmeg? The same algorithms that predicts your friends on Facebook can also figure out ingredient substitutions for your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.
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November 19, 2012 Scientists have come up with an algorithm to guess how many stars a recipe will receive online. By building "social networks" for ingredients, the algorithms also reveal how we mix and match spices, make dishes more healthful and customize flavor profiles.
December 2, 2010 Data crunching is great for Google and researchers, but Alexis Madrigal asks in the December Atlantic if that kind of algorithm-based search should have any part in the way we find true love.
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