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What the IRS’s Taxation Ruling Means for Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies

The recent notice is a surreal step that brings what was once an anarchist’s dream come true closer to being a tool of the state.

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Enjoy Life More: Use Facebook Less

Contrary to our expectations, using Facebook dampens our spirits, leaving us feeling like we’ve wasted time, according to new research.

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Do You Own Your Identity Online?

The European “right to be forgotten” could help protect U.S. citizens against blanket data surveillance.

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Since We Last Spoke: Digital Justice, the New Normal, and McAuliffe’s Moneyball

Updates to pastPacific Standard print stories.

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Outing Advertisers: A Conversation With Reddit’s HailCorporate

Paul Hiebert talks to the moderators of the community that tries to keep the site’s exchange free from marketers disguised as honest users.

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Privacy Tools: How to Safely Browse the Web

It’s not easy to keep your data private while surfing the Internet, but here are a few tools that can help.

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Are No Internet Comments the Best Internet Comments?

A comment experiment with anti-smoking PSAs offers surprising results.

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This Is What the Harassment and Abuse of Women on the Internet Looks Like, Part V

All week we’re running personal stories from Pacific Standard readers in response to Amanda Hess’ cover story, “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet.”

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This Is What the Harassment and Abuse of Women on the Internet Looks Like, Part IV

All week we’re running personal stories from Pacific Standard readers in response to Amanda Hess’ cover story, “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet.”

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This Is What the Harassment and Abuse of Women on the Internet Looks Like, Part III

All week we’re running personal stories from Pacific Standard readers in response to Amanda Hess’ cover story, “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet.”

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Quick Studies

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want To Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014