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Instagram Has a Bot Problem, Despite ‘Purge’, Say Researchers

Instagram Has a Bot Problem, Despite ‘Purge’, Say Researchers

After looking at over 10.2 million accounts and studying the behavior of 20,000 purchased fake accounts, some Italian researchers have concluded that Instagram still has a bot problem. How bad is it? According to security researcher Andrea Stroppa, it’s not great. He says that up to 8 percent of Instagram’s over 300 million users are bots. This, despite a concerted …

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ADHD Doesn’t Have To Be All That Bad

ADHD is often described by doctors and educators as one of the worst things a child can have. After all, it’s terrible if a child can’t pay attention, right? As it turns out, ADHD does have some benefits as well. Business Insider reports that recent research has found that ADHD isn’t quite as bad as we previously thought. In fact, …

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Facebook Changes Its Research Approach After Controversial Experiment

You’ll probably recall the controversy Facebook found itself in a few months ago when it was discovered that an experiment it conducted a couple years ago manipulated people’s emotions by showing them different types of content in the News Feed. The study was called “Experimental Evidence Of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks”. More on that here. The company announced …

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Farrah Abraham Is A Stripper Now, Doing It For Research

Former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham is now keeping busy doing research on how to run an adult establishment — at least that’s how she explains her new job as a stripper at the Palazio Gentlemen’s Club in Austin. “A friend of mine works there and I’m researching,” she said. “I’ve been trying out all the roles that make up …

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50 Cent’s Music May Help You Get A Job?

Before heading out to an important job interview, listening to 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” could give people a competitive advantage over other applicants: you’ll get confidence. In a study published by The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, researchers found that bass-heavy music such as “In Da Club” made people feel more confident before going into job interviews. Researchers …

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Sasha Shulgin, Known as ‘Godfather Of Ecstasy,’ Dead At 88

Sasha Shulgin is known by many as the “Godfather of Ecstasy” due to his role in inventing the popular party drug. It wasn’t the only chemist’s only achievement, however, and it’s proper to remember a brilliant scientist upon his death. NPR reports that Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin died at his home at the age of 88. While he is credited, and …

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Schizophrenia May Be Caused By Genetic Mutations

“Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.” The Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing’s words are as apt as they are succinct. 20% to 40% of men and women diagnosed with schizophrenia are so tortured by their condition, that they attempt suicide. 5% to 13% complete the act. But as the scientific battle against this devastating disorder presses on, researchers are learning …

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Asthma Symptoms Get Subdued By New Molecule

As I live and breathe! Wait – where did that saying come from? We can’t very well do the former sans the latter. That’s why it’s awesome news for asthmatics that a medicine capable of suppressing allergen-induced asthma attacks might be imminent. Of the 25 million plus Americans with this condition, 60% have attacks caused by allergens. Research headed by …

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Shroud Of Turin Research Has One Doctor Convinced It’s The Real Thing

The Shroud of Turin is one of the most controversial artifacts to have ever been found. The piece of cloth depicts a man’s face, hands and legs that many claim to be the body of Jesus Christ. For some, it’s proof that Jesus lived, died and was resurrected. For others, it’s a dirty piece of cloth that people put too …

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Report: Native Advertising Flourishing (Especially In Social)

It’s no secret that native advertising has been on the rise. According to a new report from eMarketer, it has been “flourishing” across social media channels, content portals, news sites, video-sharing sites, and streaming services. It’s giving a great deal of the credit to the growth in mobile use of all of these types of services. The firm recalls December …

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Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless?

Vitamin D Supplements have been found practically useless in a new study out of New Zealand which flies in the face of everything that we have been told. Vitamin D has been thought helpful in the prevention of many diseases and ailments such as heart attack, stroke, and even depression. However, the new study finds that Vitamin D in supplement …

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Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News

What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is. Forget about frostbite and mittens; it might pretty much be curtains for civilization. That’s not really news, though. So, why …

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