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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

Many people watched other people playing video games on the video-sharing site in 2013. But it wasn't all about games; educational videos, particularly those that explain science concepts or use fun animation, were also big hits.

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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

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Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

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Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

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The Quirky Aussie Who Wheezed Life Into 2013

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20 Years Ago, De La Soul Refused To Go Pop

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Ego Trippin' (Pt. 2) De La Soul
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