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Hyped VR Game's Heartbreaking 'Noose' Sequence Sparks Trigger Warnings Debate

Hyped VR Game’s Heartbreaking ‘Noose’ Sequence Sparks Trigger Warnings Debate

Screenshot: Zero stress level / Kotaku Context is important. What happens before the events gives insight into how and why they unfold the way they do. But what if the context only comes later? What if there was no warning for the traumatic event you were about to experience in a game? Questions like these, …

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Tua Tagovailoa's injury reignites debate over how shows deal with concussions

Tua Tagovailoa’s injury reignites debate over how shows deal with concussions

Like killer touches and high-flying catches, serious injuries and especially head injuries are staples of the football experience – and football broadcast. So when Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hit the turf Thursday night suffering from what appeared to be his second head injury in five days, he provided the first test of how Amazon, …

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The Water-Lakes-on-Mars debate just got more interesting

The Water-Lakes-on-Mars debate just got more interesting

This image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows ice caps at the south pole of Mars. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/JHU Scientists have argued for years over the ambiguous radar scans of Mars’ south pole. Do they reveal underground lakes of liquid water? Or something else? Two new articles published this week added even more …

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Experts debate ethics of LinkedIn's algorithm experiments on 20 million users

Experts debate ethics of LinkedIn’s algorithm experiments on 20 million users

This month, LinkedIn researchers revealed in Science that the company had spent five years quietly researching more than 20 million users. By adjusting the professional networking platform’s algorithm, the researchers were trying to determine through A/B testing whether users ended up with more job opportunities when they connected with known acquaintances or complete strangers. To …

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Scientists debate the lethality of COVID.  Some say it's now less risky than the flu

Scientists debate the lethality of COVID. Some say it’s now less risky than the flu

A New York pharmacy offers vaccines for COVID-19 and the flu. Some researchers argue that the two diseases may pose similar risks of death for those infected. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted Shaffrey/AP A New York pharmacy offers vaccines for COVID-19 and the flu. Some researchers argue that the two diseases may pose …

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