10 Best Articles on Computer Science
The most useful articles on computer science from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Computer Science Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on computer science by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer
- Hard things in Computer Science
- Computer Science Proof Lifts Limits on Quantum Entanglement
- Researchers Achieve ‘Absurdly Fast’ Algorithm for Network Flow
- The Biggest Discoveries in Computer Science in 2022
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Surprise Computer Science Proof Stuns Mathematicians
For decades, mathematicians have been inching forward on a problem about which sets contain evenly spaced patterns of three numbers. Last month, two computer scientists blew past all of those results.
The Biggest Discoveries in Computer Science in 2022
Computer scientists this year learned how to transmit perfect secrets, why transformers seem so good at everything, and how to improve on decades-old algorithms (with a little help from AI).
Computer Science Proof Lifts Limits on Quantum Entanglement
Three computer scientists have solved the NLTS conjecture, proving that systems of entangled particles can remain difficult to analyze even away from extremes.
The Computer Scientist Who Finds Life Lessons in Board Games
In Shang-Hua Teng’s work, theoretical and practical questions have long been intertwined. Now he’s turning his focus to the impractical.
Researchers Achieve ‘Absurdly Fast’ Algorithm for Network Flow
Computer scientists can now solve a decades-old problem in practically the time it takes to write it down.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on computer science.
The Internet from Rocks — A High Level Explanation of Computers and the Internet
Julian's Blog - The Internet from Rocks — A High Level Explanation of Computers and the Internet
Hard things in Computer Science
If you’ve more than a couple of years of experience in IT, you probably have stumbled upon the following quote: There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation and naming things. — Phil Karlton Then, because it’s such a great quote, it evolved: There are two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.— Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) August 31, 2014 However, I think that the initial quote is
Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer
Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
Computer science has a racism problem: these researchers want to fix it
Black and Hispanic people face huge hurdles at technology companies and in computer-science education in the United States, with far-reaching consequences for science and all of society.
The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories
For pioneering computer scientist Donald Knuth, good coding is synonymous with beautiful expression.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Computer Science, including:
Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org
MIT Technology Review
Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters
Research, News, and Commentary from Nature, the international journal of science. For daily science news, get Nature Briefing: http://go.nature.com/naturebriefing
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The New York Times
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