Wikipedia can help in prediction of disease outbreaks

Main Point: Wikipedia can be used to monitor and forecast diseases throughout the world.

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Hereditary disease genes found throughout the human body

Main Point: A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology shows that genes associated with hereditary diseases occur throughout the

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Tracking flu levels with Wikipedia

Main Points: Can monitoring Wikipedia hits show how many people have the flu? Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital, USA, have

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Using mathematics to beat jetlag effectively

Main Points: Our “internal clock” is predicted to shift more rapidly than previously thought. In a study published in PLOS Computational

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Birds display lateralisation bias when selecting flight paths

Main Points: Flocks of birds manage to navigate through difficult environments by individuals having predispositions to favour the left- or

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