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The Full Story of That Viral AI Face App

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An online subculture claims it's discovered the route into alternate states of reality, where you can get the job you want and live a more fulfilled existence.

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Millions of people think watching "subliminals" will make them grow taller and manifest money, but some say YouTubers are hiding dark messages in their videos.

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I Faked My Way as an Instagram Poet, and It Went Bizarrely Well

I decided to find out whether Instagram poetry took real talent, or if the whole thing is a sham, by becoming the worst poet the internet has ever seen.

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Another onslaught of screenshots from Spotify? We get that you like music. We like music too.

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I asked people who they keep tabs on the most, and why, in an effort to learn more about our weird online habits.

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How I Gamed My Youth Away

I spent so much time gaming I brought my own mother to tears. I spoke to her about what that time was like for her.

How a Group Of Gamers Tracked Down a Quadruple Murder Suspect

When one of their friends said he killed three people and was about to kill another, the members of a gaming forum sprung into action. But they were faced with a terrible situation – the clock was ticking and they had no idea where the alleged killer was.

Twitch Sues to Identify Users Who Uploaded Christchurch Video and Porn to Its Platform

Users posted the violating material to the section of Twitch for Valve-developed game 'Artifact' at the end of May.

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These Scientists Are Changing Soil at a Molecular Level to Withstand Earthquakes

Can bacteria help prevent one of Earth’s deadliest geologic disasters?

Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano Eruption Caused an Explosion of Ocean Life

A giant algae bloom in the summer of 2018 was fueled by the Kīlauea volcano.

The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.

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The Remarkable Return of the Burner Phone

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