Johan Bollen

Oct. 08, 2010

Tracking Truthy Ideas

Information spreads quickly online. A new project seeks to map the spread of ideas on services such as Twitter and help identify artificially-created memes.Want to participate in an mini-experiment? Tweet using the key words '#truthy, @scifri, and @truthy

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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