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reddit misbehavior
reddit misbehavior

One Percent of Subreddits Are Responsible for Most of the Raids on Reddit

A new study suggests that most of Reddit's drama is started by a small number of communities on the website.
Sarah Emerson
3.15.18
you're being watched
you're being watched

This Is How Much Marketers Know About You Based on One Facebook Like

A new study indicates that it’s incredibly easy to target ads based on users’ personality types.
Louise Matsakis
12.4.17
downvote
downvote

New Study Finds That Most Redditors Don’t Actually Read the Articles They Vote On

And the world makes a little more sense.
Michael Byrne
11.30.17
Animal Cognition
Animal Cognition

At Least Eight Sheep in the World Can Recognize Barack Obama

In a new study, sheep can pick out a celebrity face from a rando's.
Samantha Cole
11.8.17
duck sex
duck sex

Being a Male Duck Is One Big Dick Measuring Contest

Ducks are known for their bizarre corkscrew penises and complex vaginas.
Lisa Cumming
9.20.17
not-so-driverless cars
not-so-driverless cars

We Talked to a Driver Who Disguised Himself as a Car Seat

Do people freak out at the sight of a driverless car?
Samantha Cole
9.14.17
you're being followed
you're being followed

Nearly Half of the Most Popular Websites Use the Same Software to Track You Around the Internet

Third-party tracking software is increasingly controlled by only a handful of companies.
Louise Matsakis
7.10.17
sick beats
sick beats

This Marimba-Playing Robot Composes Its Own Music

Researchers fed the AI nearly 5,000 songs, from Lady Gaga to Beethoven.
Louise Matsakis
6.13.17
don't freak out
don't freak out

LSD Makes It Harder to Recognize Fear in Others

The inability to recognize fear in others while on LSD may help treat depression and anxiety.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.4.17
study says
study says

Cats Are Actually Nice, Scientists Find

Sorry, haters.
Jordan Pearson
3.26.17
astrophysics
astrophysics

This 'Bullet' Black Hole Is Ripping Through a Supernova Gas Cloud

The anomalous black hole is hurtling through space at 100 times the speed of sound.
Michael Byrne
2.6.17
Gaming
Gaming

Study Claiming Video Games Make Players Better Real-Life Shooters Gets Shot Down

The 2012 study was pulled following accusations of irregularities in the data set.
Leif Johnson
1.22.17