Blame Trolling on “Everyday Sadism,” How to Sleep Better During Lockdown, and a Breakthrough in Random Number Generation

Learn about why “everyday sadism” might help explain trolling and bullying; why our quality of sleep is worse during lockdown (and how to fix it); and a breakthrough random number generation algorithm that could help researchers analyze complex systems. Plus: Cody nerds out about Games Done Quick and video game speed runs!

Blame “everyday sadism” for trolling, bullying, and violent crime by Kelsey Donk

Our sleep during lockdown is more regular, but lower quality (and there’s a fix) by Kelsey Donk

New MIT algorithm can simulate a roll of loaded dice — and that could help analyze complex systems by Grant Currin

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