Are “What I got for Christmas” videos more than just an innocent social media trend?
Is it worth the risk of hacking - and the potential invasion of privacy - to find out if you're brushing your hair wrong?
Damn, Daniel. Back at it again with the most popular memes of the past year revealing a lot about our collective conciousness.
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Over the years, hundreds of people online have shared memories of a cheesy Nineties movie called “Shazaam”. There is no evidence that such a film was ever made. What does this tell us about the quirks of collective memory?
The first serious election of the social media age, and what we got wasn’t scrutiny and scientific precision: it was misplaced confidence and mass falsehood.
An unusually bright luminous flare was observed last June. New data shows it may really have been the dying flash of a star being shredded by a supermassive black hole.
Check yourself before you check that box.
The Obama administration woke up to the cyber attack dangers too late.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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