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When insurance companies haggle over Medicaid costs, patients pay the price

When physicians and insurers haggle over reimbursement payments, health care providers lose revenue due to extra administrative burdens—an issue that is particularly acute with...

What is a suborbital flight?

“Suborbital” is a term you’ll be hearing a lot as Sir Richard Branson flies aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity winged spaceship and Jeff Bezos...

Banning certain left turns can unclog traffic jams, shows study

When traffic is clogged at a downtown intersection, there may be a way to reduce some of the congestion: Eliminate a few left turns. According...

Films made for Netflix look more like TV shows — here’s the technical reason...

The history of cinema as an art parallels its history as a technology. Ever wondered why the colour in The Wizard of Oz is so...

GAP departs high street as prime store locations left stranded by high-speed retail revolution

Yet another familiar fashion retailer is about to disappear from the British high street. The once-mighty Gap is the latest brand to pull down...

What you should know about inflation right now

On June 16, the Federal Reserve announced it may raise interest rates twice in 2023 in response to higher-than-expected increases in inflation. In his announcement,...

Need help building IKEA furniture? This robot learns your preferences and lends a hand.

As robots increasingly join forces to work with humans—from nursing care homes to warehouses to factories—they must be able to proactively offer support. But first,...

Amazon Prime video doesn’t need to be great. It just needs to be good...

Amazon’s recent purchase of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios is rich with opportunities for new content based on beloved film franchises such as James Bond and “Rocky.” But...

Will Amazon’s purchase of MGM mark the end of Netflix’s reign?

The ruthless war between the world’s leading video-on-demand companies reached a climax when the Amazon acquired the legendary Hollywood studio MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer)...

Bitcoin: El Salvador’s grand experiment

Around the world, bitcoin has a mixed reputation. Owning and using the cryptocurrency is legal in a majority of nations, tolerated in many others, and...