July 25, 2013 Christopher Hopkins has a headache — and the data to prove it. He and other computer programmers are exploring ways to turn heaps of personal health stats into something shareable and easy on the eyes.
July 16, 2013 Geneticists, pharmacologist and mathematicians combine their powers to answer one of the most vexing questions in modern oncology: Why don't anti-cancer drugs always work?
June 21, 2013 The recent controversy about government surveillance intersects in surprising ways with big questions at the heart of philosophy, cognitive science and computer science. Alva Noë says privacy is a big problem in the age of Big Data.
June 11, 2013 Big Data raises concerns about more than just privacy. The debate opening up before us is an essential one for a culture dominated by science and technology. Who determines if a technology is adopted? Who determines when and how it will be deployed? Who owns our data? What are our rights in this new world?
May 31, 2013 Big Data promises a future where our Big Cities become more flexible and responsive to human needs, argues commentator Adam Frank. While danger may lurk in the data sets, the fact is that we may need to mine Big Data for solutions to our everyday problems.
March 12, 2013 Big Data is no flash in the pan. It's a revolution that will transform how we live. It's another in a long line of human attempts to bring order to the universe. As such, commentator Adam Frank also says it will change how we do science.
March 10, 2013 What "Big Data" really means in under 9 minutes. It's a video, so you can just sit back and watch as Christopher Barnatt digs into this topic.
January 8, 2013 As I venture into new fields (like thinking about physics and cities) I become more astonished at Big Data's capacity for revolutionizing the way human beings organize themselves for better or for worse.