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  1. Tech

    What parents just don’t understand about online privacy

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  2. Tech

    Computer scientists grapple with how to manage the digital legacy of the departed

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  3. Humans

    The psychology of J.C. Penney: Why shoppers like it when retailers play games with prices

    Last year, J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson put an end to “fake prices,” the ones that customers see but rarely pay because of coupons and sales. Instead, the clothing retailer decided to sell items at cheaper everyday prices in an effort to “stop playing games” with consumers. By June, Johnson had conceded that this strategy […]

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  4. Computing

    When trolls come out from under their bridges, it’s bad news for scientific discourse

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  5. Science & Society

    In Hollywood, buzz beats star power when it comes to predicting box office take

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  6. Math

    After nailing 2012 elections, number crunchers suggest pollsters are asking the wrong question

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  7. Science & Society

    Scientists embrace Twitter for spreading the word and hashing through new data

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  8. Science & Society

    Science needs a kick to take advantage of the generosity of crowds

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  9. Science & Society

    There’s nothing special about thinking that kids think they’re extra special

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  10. Science & Society

    Movie heists notwithstanding, when crime does pay, it’s not very much

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  11. Science & Society

    Despite more time for celebrity news, duration of fame remains the same

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  12. Science & Society

    Here’s looking at how the usual suspect film quotes go ahead and make your day

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