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The 10 most popular games of 2021, according to Twitter

Mobile games led the conversation in 2021.

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How much do people lie on social media? The answer is less than you think

Be careful what you read.

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Why testicles have tastebuds

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Am I the Asshole? Why Reddit's favorite question is more popular than ever

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The perilous business of fanfiction

Tumblr’s latest pivot reveals the complex and sometimes controversial finances that drive the world of fan fiction.

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Donovanosis: Is there really a “flesh-eating” STI on the loose?

How a viral virus video spread fake health information.

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Bitcoin scams: How to spot and avoid the 5 worst cryptocurrency frauds

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How Asian American internet trailblazers gave new life to Shang-Chi

The final story in a series on Shang-Chi’s origins, rise, fall, and rebirth.

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Cybersecurity experts reveal how to stop hackers accessing your Android

It’s now well known that usernames and passwords aren’t enough to securely access online services.

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Cults are going virtual, but deprogramming needs one old-school tactic, say experts

Innovation

How to stop “dark patterns” from wasting your time and money online

The inability to unsubscribe from a service results in a specific monetary harm. But dark patterns can cause other kinds of harm as well.

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Video shows why a ball falls faster on Jupiter than Earth: Watch

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Jeff Bezos: How the clumsy approach of a billionaire could’ve gone differently

A miniscule tweak could have changed everything.

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Intermittent fasting’s favorite word may not mean what you think

If you've tried intermittent fasting, you may have heard of autophagy: a real but much-hyped process that's more complicated than it sounds.

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The most ethical meat to eat, according to a philosopher

Meet your most morally acceptable meat.