big data

A person wearing a military uniform stands on the street next to a palm tree

Analysis: Big data may predict where —but not when —conflict happens

Science & Technology

Machine-learning models can predict the location of future military conflicts but they’re not so good at predicting when they will happen.

People walk past in a blur the building housing the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London.

Academic behind Facebook breach says political influence was exaggerated

Global Politics
Flu vaccine stock photo

Scientists are working on ways of predicting where the flu will strike next

Soldiers from the U.S. Army put on one of three pairs of protective gloves during their final session of personal protective equipment training.

How ‘big data’ could help stop the spread of Ebola