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  • Hollywood loves sensationalizing mental illnesses like schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder. Is there any accuracy to some of the most famous portrayals of those disorders, like in A Beautiful Mind or Fight Club? Nope. (/r/askscience)

  • Is Congress repeating the mistakes of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)? That’s the claimn of a redditor in r/politics, who brings our attention to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). But r/politics has a habit of misunderstanding or misreading pending legislation. “This bill looks more in the lines of preventing cyber espionage (there was an article on the from page of r/politics earlier about China doing such), rather than protecting movies/music/etc like SOPA did,” RhetoricalAnswer_ writes.” Adds Teotwawki69: “And once again, Reddit shits a brick without actually reading the bill in question. Nothing to see here folks. And, again, it’s only been introduced as a Resolution in the House. Long, long way to go before it becomes a law.” (/r/politics)

  • “The most powerful pareidolia I’ve ever seen,” inumanus writes. You may not know what pareidolia is. But check out the photo. You’ll pick up on the meaning real fast, and the photograph is pretty spectacular. (/r/Pareidolia)

  • These redditors have invented a mask that’s supposed to help trigger lucid dreaming (the ability to control your dreams) while you sleep. They’ve launched a Kickstarter and are promoting it on Reddit. But is it a scam? Redditors at r/technology are skeptical. (/r/technology)

  • Redditors list out all the little-known website treasures of the Internet. I rather enjoyed this one: “Type like a TV hacker.” (/r/AskReddit)

  • Do intelligent people take less sick leave from work? LockAndCode digs into it for us: “low cognitive scores as a child correlates with a greater chance of taking long term sick leave at some point as an adult.” (/r/science)

  • Has r/askscience gone downhill? I don’t think so, but some in r/TheoryOfReddit have noticed a change in the type of questions asked: from those that require deep scientific knowledge to answer, to those that require only a general background. Is the subreddit becoming more of a place for science ignorants like me? And is that a bad thing? (/r/TheoryOfReddit)

Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments.

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