Shift to Ruby helped Twitter survive election night

People sent more than 31 million election-related tweets on Tuesday, says Twitter - and the Fail Whale was nowhere to be seen.

A quarter of Europeans have never used the internet

More than 100 million adults on the EU have never surfed the web, new European Union statistics show.

Teen violence linked to... excessive soda consumption!?

A new study has linked teen violence to excessive consumption of sugary soda.

New women joining Google+ sausage fest

It looks like Google+ might not be a social media sausage fest after all.

Android top dog in smartphone market, iPhone second

According to ComScore’s latest ranking, Google’s Android is the top smartphone operating system in the U.S., with Apple's iPhone (iOS) weighing in at second place and RIM's BlackBerry lagging behind at third.

Odds are against ESP, say researchers - though their numbers say a bit different

Back in November, Cornell psychologist Daniel Bem published a study which appeared to show that extra-sensory perception (ESP) was a real phenomenon.

New AI system increases the reliability of opinion polls

Scientists have figured out a way to use an artificial intelligence-based system to make the results of opinion polls more reliable.

Analysis: New obesity research shows U.S. eating habits need to change

A new scientific study on obesity in young American children has brought more depressing news. It appears we now are starting our children on the path to obesity before they can even eat solid foods.

Racial profiling doesn't add up

Statisticians at the University of Texas have demonstrated that using racial profiling to catch terrorists isn't just politically and ethically questionable - it's also not very effective.

Habitable exoplanet could be identified next year

The odds are that a habitable exoplanet will be found by the middle of next year if the rate of discovery continues at its current pace, two scientists say.