Category: Tech & Science

Even Hermit Crabs Have Wealth Inequality

Hermit crabs face a uniquely competitive real estate market. They need bigger and bigger shells throughout their lives, but can’t grow these homes themselves. So they rely on castoff snail shells, and are constantly on the lookout for better properties entering the market. A study that will be published next month in the journal Physica […]

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Modelling breakthrough for soft robots and other news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including: Video sharing platform YouTube bans clips that include “malicious insults and veiled threats” to prevent abuse based on race, gender identity or sexuality BioShock, the first-person-shooter game trilogy that has sold more than 33 million units, is getting a fourth installment […]

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Federal Watchdog Questions Billions of Dollars Paid to Private Medicare Plans

A government report released Thursday found health insurance companies had combed through patient charts to obtain billions of dollars of additional payments from the federal Medicare program. The report, from the federal inspector general’s office, examined payments billed by insurers for those covered by private Medicare Advantage plans, which are increasingly popular and heavily promoted […]

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Where the money is really made at Amazon

Image copyright AWS Image caption Andy Jassy heads up Amazon’s most profitable division Andy Jassy may not be famous like his boss Jeff Bezos, but he runs Amazon Web Services (AWS), perhaps the most important part of the Amazon empire. AWS sells data storage and processing for companies that don’t want the headache of running […]

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