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    Glen is a comedian, writer, husband, and father. He won his third-grade science fair and is a former preschool science teacher, which is a real job.

  1. We Have an Important Update About What We Think Rosetta’s Target Comet Looks Like

    At least the Philae lander will be safe from Munchers!

    The ESA spacecraft Rosetta is moving ever closer towards her target comet 67P, and our pareidolia is running full force to try to decide what it looks like. We've already see a rubber ducky, a marshmallow Peep, a weird butt, and now...

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  2. NASA Is Discussing Its 2020 #JourneyToMars Today at Noon ET, Watch it Live

    Get your ass to the live stream of NASA talking about getting their ass to Mars.

    NASA plans to send another rover to Mars in 2020, and they'll be discussing some of the details of that mission today. Included in those details will be what instruments the rover will carry, and that will give us an idea of exactly what it will be capable of looking for once it lands. You can watch the full announcement right here.

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  3. We Had a Baby Rank the Top 6 Best Pomplamoose Videos to Celebrate Their New Album Season 2

    Jeez. Everyone's a critic.

    Pomplamoose is a YouTube band with millions of views comprised of the incredibly talented musicians Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte. They just released their new album Pomplamoose Season 2 this week, and to celebrate I thought I'd share some of their best videos as ranked by The Mary Sue's newest music critic, my one-year-old daughter Amelia.

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  4. This Map Show’s Every State’s Favorite Cereal and the Results Are Surprising

    None of the winners are magically delicious and that bothers me.

    Real estate blog Movoto likes to do fun things with data about where people live, and their latest effort compiled data from Facebook to see what brand of cereal each state "Liked" the most. I never would have guessed the two frontrunners.

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  5. Everything You Need to Know About the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway

    Item 1: Chess is the best.

    Friday August 1st kicks off the Chess Olympiad 2014. What exactly is the Chess Olympiad? Teams from 174 countries compete for world chess dominance. It happens every two years, and it's the fourth-largest sporting event in the world. It's a big deal for chess nerds. Here's everything you need to know to get on board.

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  6. Ice Cream That Changes Color as You Lick It Invented by IRL Willy Wonka Spanish Physicist

    Slugworth is going to lose his mind.

    Not that ice cream needed improving, because it's ice cream and therefore already one of the best things in history, but someone went ahead an improved it anyway. Spanish physicist Manuel Linares created Xameleón, an ice cream that changes color as you lick it—and he's not stopping there. Magic is real, everyone.

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  7. Who Are the Greatest Female Video Game Characters? Game/Show Has a List

    Game developers should probably watch this video. A few times.

    Jamin Warren from PBS Game/Show has some guidelines for what makes a strong female character in games (like them actually being playable!) and he's used those guidelines to make a list of his favorites of all time. Besides the list he also talks about the real problems behind lack of representation in games and other media. Check it out and let us know some of your favorite female characters in the comments.

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  8. Self-Driving Cars Allowed To Hit UK Streets Starting Next Year

    Do you think that's a good idea?

    The UK wants to be a place that allows for innovation in the field of self-driving cars. So much so that they were originally supposed to be allowed on public roads already, but they had scheduling problems with the original plans. A new push will see self-driving cars on the roads as early as January 2015.

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  9. Two-Headed Turtle “Thelma and Louise” Dies at San Antonio Zoo After Living More Than a Year

    We'll miss you, little friend.

    Thelma and Louise was a bicephalic (two-headed) turtle born at the San Antonio Zoo in Texas, but sadly the zoo has just announced through the turtle's official Facebook page that she has died.

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  10. The Geekosystem Podcast Episode 41 “4-Month-Long Podcast to Mars”

    We pretend to simulate getting our ass to Mars.

    On this week's podcast we talk about Mike Massimino who just announced he's leaving NASA, the beauty of the first Ninja Turtles movie, the ugliness of Secret of the Ooze, San Diego Comic-Con, and more. All while still managing to give you your weekly dose of Editors' Picks. Enjoy!

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