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How data-crunching is cutting down on massive health-care fraud

Big data is helping investigators unmask fraudsters as they try to hide in plain sight amid hundreds of millions of transactions.<p>May 30, 2017 …

These Beautiful Aerial Photos Of L.A. Show What Income Inequality Looks Like From Above

Richer neighborhoods are beautiful, curvy swaths of green and blue. Poverty means you live in a straight brown line.<p>California has more billionaires than any other state (and most countries). And there’s a giant and growing gap between the ultra-rich and most Californians; the state also has the …

Setting up Elasticsearch and Kibana for Analytics

Visualizing Logs Using ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana

Pakistani man on 'dream vacation' to NYC arrested after describing suitcase as 'bomb'

A Pakistani man from South Africa on his “dream vacation” to New York City was arrested for describing his suitcase as a “bomb” while checking in at …

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

NASA Promotes Newly Discovered Planets with Retro Travel Posters

In the spirit of lighthearted PR, NASA has rolled out three retro designs reminiscent of vintage travel posters advertising newly discovered planets. The planetary promotional material illustrates bona fide new planets in art deco style with flat images, classic fonts and a throwback color …

How Amazon Tricks You Into Thinking It Always Has the Lowest Prices

It's all about price perception.<p>Amazon is known for having low prices. But a study conducted by a startup called Boomerang Commerce reveals that Amazon’s pricing strategy is much more nuanced than simply undercutting the competition.<p>Boomerang, founded by Amazon veteran Guru Hariharan, makes …

Beautiful Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun

Award-winning architect and designer Abeer Seikaly has developed a practical yet elegant solution to the need for lightweight, mobile, and …

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Messaging app Yik Yak tipped for $62m funding a year after launch

Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak has become a hit on college campuses across the US since its launch a year ago. Now it is raising a $62m funding round from high-profile Silicon Valley venture capital firms.<p>Sequoia Capital, which also invested in messaging app WhatsApp before it was bought for $19bn …

20 Stunning Autumn Photos That Celebrate the Color Changing Season

It's fall! Time to see the leaves change colors. Who wants to jump in a pile of crinkly leaves and hear them crunch? Better yet, why not check out these glorious photos that will make you want to celebrate the season. Today we've compiled 20 autumn images that remind you of what a colorful time it …

Delightfully Whimsical Tea Bags are Shaped Like Goldfish

A hot cup of tea can be the perfect complement to a cold winter day. And, even more so when your tea bag is shaped like a goldfish! The Taiwanese design firm Charm Villa produces these whimsical creatures that simultaneously brew tea and “swim” in your cup when you tug on their cotton strings.<p>As …

New 3D Optical Illusion Drawings by Ramon Bruin

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, is a master at creating optical illusion drawings that blur the line between art and reality. Bruin, who is mostly self-taught, brings his anamorphic drawings to life by photographing them at precise angles, making the subjects appear to pop right off the …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …