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A woman strolling on a California beach found a massive mastodon tooth — and then lost it

The woman photographed the mastodon tooth at Rio Del Mar State Beach in Santa Cruz. When she learne…

Lauren Steussy,Associated Press   


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I spent a week on Mastodon, the social media platform some are turning to as they abandon Elon Musk's Twitter. This is what it was like.

Elon Musk said that Twitter usage "is at an all-time high" following his controversial takeover of …

Pete Syme   


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Twitter's new rate limits are sending people running to Mastodon. Here's everything you need to know about the Twitter alternative.

A fresh wave of Twitter chaos is causing social-media users to flock to alternatives like Mastodon …

Beatrice Nolan   


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Twitter cofounder Biz Stone isn't enjoying the platform as much as he used to and has been 'tinkering' with its rival Mastodon, report says

Biz Stone, along with fellow Twitter cofounder Ev Williams, has signed up for the fast-growing Twit…

Beatrice Nolan   


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Twitter India users are leaving to ‘create their own social media’ platform on Mastodon

A large number of users are suspending their accounts and accusing Twitter of discrimination. …

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'Black Twitter' asks 'What if Sam Altman were a Black woman?' in the wake of ouster

Sam Altman's high-profile firing has drawn comparisons to AI researcher Timnit Gebru's Google exit.

Monica Melton,Aaron Mok   


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More than 2.5 miles of cliff paintings found hidden in the Amazon rainforest show ancient hunter-gatherers killing Ice Age creatures

The paintings are at least 11,800 years old, and depict ancient Amazonians killing mastodons and in…

Susie Neilson   


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The new Instagram Threads app was briefly accessible from desktop. Here's what the Twitter rival looks like.

A web version of Meta's new Twitter rival Threads was briefly accessible on Wednesday. Here's what …

Marta Biino,Sydney Bradley   


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Elon Musk could be what makes diehard Twitter users finally rethink their habit

Data shows an uptick in account deactivations since Elon Musk bought Twitter. Both his plans and pe…

Travis Clark   


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What you learned in school about how the first people came to North America may be totally wrong

One recent study, for example, suggested that while the first Americans did indeed travel throughou…

Erin Brodwin   


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People are dragging Apple's Finewoven cases on social media, posting photos showing how bad they can look after months of use

Some users have complained that Apple's Finewoven iPhone case easily peels, gets scratched, and los…

Aaron Mok   


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Meta's Threads app: The text-based social media platform from Instagram trying to replace X

Meta launched its Threads app last summer, using Instagram's built-in user base to directly compete…

Michelle Mark   


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Dire wolves, camels, and other extinct giant mammals that used to live in North America

Giant mammals like dire wolves and saber-tooth cats were once common in North America. But these me…

Jenny McGrath   


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Great news social media is falling apart

I don't know where to post: there are too many social platforms, and the old giants are dying. But …

Shubham Agarwal   


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A car dealership added an AI chatbot to its site. Then all hell broke loose.

Pranksters figured out they could use the ChatGPT-powered bot on a local Chevrolet dealer site to d…

Katie Notopoulos   


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Jack Dorsey-backed Bluesky sees record sign-ups after Elon Musk suggests a paywall for X. Here's how it works.

Bluesky's user numbers saw a dramatic increase after X owner Elon Musk suggested adding a paywall t…

Beatrice Nolan   


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I'm a media reporter who loves Threads. Here are 3 reasons I think it'll become more popular next year.

I've found Threads to be a very positive community, and think it's useful as a place to make new co…

Shriya Bhattacharya   


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Instagram is reportedly testing a Twitter competitor and the first leaked images indicate a summer release

The "Instagram for your thoughts" being developed by Meta to compete with Elon Musk's Twitter is re…

Aaron McDade   


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Migration to other social media platforms shows no signs of slowing following Elon Musk's chaotic takeover at Twitter, report says

Since Elon Musk's takeover, Mastodon account names have been added to the Twitter bios of more than…

Isabella Zavarise