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One even listed its author as the US Department of Health – even though the real HHS says this isn't an official publication.

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Forget Zoom, I Went on Chatroulette to Talk to People About Coronavirus

Video chat apps like Houseparty may be seeing most of us through coronavirus, but what about the OG chatroom?

I Don't Want to See Your Quarantine 'Art' Unless It's This

Many in isolation fancy themselves as artists. However, none are remaking 'The Shawshank Redemption' via Instagram Stories, like Fat White Family.

You Can Now Access 1.4 Million Books for Free Thanks to the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is temporarily eliminating waitlists for tons of ebooks to create a National Emergency Library open to anyone with an internet connection.

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The New Rules of Social Media in the Age of Social Distancing

Social media has become a way to show that you're staying inside, and checking up on others.

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This Disturbing TikTok 'POV' Trend Is All About Domestic Abuse

Teens aren't just miming along to pop songs – they're simulating abuse and violence.

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What I Want to See from 'The Sims 5'

I am, admittedly, no gaming expert – but I have four words for you: 'Tiger King' Expansion Pack.

'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Is a Little Heaven in a World Gone to Hell

While the politics aren't perfect, it's certainly better than the real world's.

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As the UK's first publicly-funded clinic for gaming disorders opens, we explore the truth beyond sensationalist headlines.

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Scientists Unearth an Ancient Lost Forest 'Entombed' Off Alabama's Coast

These underwater cypress trees are 60,000 years old, and may help pioneer new drug treatments.

Scientists Are Stuck on an Ice-Locked Ship in the Arctic Due to Coronavirus

Organizers of the MOSAiC expedition are determining the best way to bring a relief crew to the ship without spreading the virus, which could leave roughly 100 scientists and crew on board for an extra six weeks.

A Weird X-Ray Signal Is Coming From Nearby Galaxies and Nobody Knows Why

For years, scientists debated whether the glow was a telltale sign of dark matter. A new study refutes that theory, but that only deepens the mystery.

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SIM-Jackers Can Empty Your Bank Account with a Single Phone Call

The mobile phone fraud scam has jumped up in popularity over the past couple of years, and there's very little to stop you from becoming a victim.

I Tried to Get Famous on the ‘New Tumblr’

New Life.AI positions itself as an alternative to Instagram – a social media site without likes or followers, where creative content is rewarded.

The Remarkable Return of the Burner Phone

Some of us are ditching smartphones in favour of more basic choices, as though we're back in the early 2000s. But why?

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