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New online games where people earn as they play are transforming gaming

The ultimate point of playing video games has always been to have fun. Whether it’s Space Invaders or Sonic or Red Dead Redemption, you hit...

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...

“Get out of the water!” Monster shark movies massacre shark conservation

Undeniably the shark movie to end all shark movies, the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws, not only smashed box office expectations, but forever changed the way...

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...

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)...

Working 55 hours a week may increase death risk in heart disease

In a new study from UN's World Health Organization and International Labour Organization, researchers found working more than 55 hours a week increases the...

Bitcoin: what Elon Musk’s U-turn on Tesla payments means for future of crypto

Tesla’s relationship with cryptocurrencies has been a stop-start rollercoaster. In February, the electric vehicle manufacturer announced it had purchased US$1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) of bitcoin...

Stressful presidential elections may harm your heart health

The 2016 U.S. presidential election may have worsened some heart problems for people with underlying cardiovascular disease, according to two new studies that suggest...

National Air and Space Museum will display Star Wars X-Wing starfighter

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will display an X-wing Starfighter in the newly renovated building on the National Mall starting late next year. The...

What’s a capital gain and how is it taxed?

President Joe Biden proposed doubling the tax wealthy people pay on their capital gains. Under the plan, which he presented during an April 28, 2021,...