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How many people might lose health insurance

The Urban Institute estimated how many people in each state gained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Now they might lose it. The New York Times reports. Oof.Tags: government, health care, New York Times

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Explaining the evolution of trust with game theory

Nicky Case, who has a knack for making complex topics playfully fun, delves into the evolution of trust between people and groups using game theory. And naturally, the explainer isTags: game theory, Nicky Case, trust

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Shazam music recognition maps

Shazam is a service with an app that lets you point your phone towards some music to identify the name and artist of a song. For a hack day, UmarTags: Eric Fischer, Shazam

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Ten

FlowingData turned a decade last month. June 25 to be exact. Woo woo.Tags: birthday

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Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.Tags: divorce, marriage

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Detailed satellite view of iceberg break

Using the thermal signature, NASA provides a detailed view of the break: The false-color image was captured by Landsat‘s Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). It shows the relative warmth or coolnessTags: iceberg, NASA

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Gender representation in comic books

Amanda Shendruk for The Pudding analyzed how genders are represented differently in comic books, focusing on naming conventions, types of superpowers, and the composition of teams to see how maleTags: comics, gender, The Pudding

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Boost economy with immigration

Want to increase the GDP? Easy. Let more immigrants in. Lena Groeger for ProPublica: In an analysis for ProPublica, Adam Ozimek and Mark Zandi at Moody‘s Analytics, an independent economicsTags: economy, immigration

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Charting bird egg shapes, and why so many varieties

Bird eggs come in all shapes and sizes, and people didn‘t really know why. After analyzing a number of variables, researchers think they found their answer. After crunching the numbers,Tags: eggs, nature

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Algorithm to detect wildfires earlier

Traditional detection algorithms use infrared heat as the main signal of a wildfire. The Firelight Detection Algorithm uses visible light instead, detecting a fire possibly a day earlier. FILDA usesTags: fire, images

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An interactive to explain histograms, for normal people

Histograms require some statistical knowledge to grasp, and without the tidbits, the distribution chart looks like any other bar chart. So much more though. They can show a lot aboutTags: distribution, histogram

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Marrying Later, Staying Single Longer

Using a century of data, we watch the shift of marital status in the United States.Tags: marriage

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Members Only: How to Make Animated Line Charts in R

Sometimes it‘s useful to animate the multiple lines instead of showing them all at once.Tags: animation, R

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Reconstructing faces from brain waves

Researchers attached electrodes to neurons in monkeys, showed them pictures of faces, and then reconstructed the faces reading brain waves. After decades of work, scientists at Caltech may have finallyTags: brain, face

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