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  1. “Give a Sh!t” Donation Drive for the Poop Transplant Bank Needs You to Doo Your Duty

    Or do your doody. Your call.

    OpenBiome is a non-profit poop transplant bank. That's right; people give a crap, and then OpenBiome hangs onto it and sends it to a hospital in need, where it's transplanted to replenish good digestive bacteria and cure C. diff bacterial infection. The #2 method is the best way to treat potentially deadly C. diff, and OpenBiome needs you to drop a load (of cash) on their "Give a Sh!t" donaction campaign to expand the operation and help more people.

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  2. AsapSCIENCE Thinks You Are Sitting Too Much, And Here’s What That’s Doing to Your Body

    Does anyone else's butt feel eight times heavier now?

    We all know that the amount of time we sit at a desk every day is probably not having a very good impact on our health, and that we are all one day going to die whether we want to or not, but hearing all the possible ill effects of sitting read out loud is... well, yikes. I feel woozy all of a sudden.

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  3. Reddit AMA With Female Computer Scientists Becomes All About Their Gender Because Of Course It Does

    Downvote.

    Ahhh, the Ask Me Anything subreddit is such a conundrum. Sometimes you get clever and engaging questions that invoke witty and insightful responses from movie stars, writers, scientists, or even your everyday dog groomers and office workers. Then, sometimes you get people haranguing you over a single word in your thread subject line and also asking you your bra size. Guess which happened this time?

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  4. One Nobel Recipient Accepted Her Prize Wearing A Gown Covered In Neurons That She Discovered

    As much as we don't want the fashion choices of the world's incredibly important scientists to necessarily overshadow their scientific achievements, you've got to admit that wearing a ballgown decked out in sequined examples of the very neurons you helped to discover is ridiculously awesome. It's like May-Britt Moser is a real-life Ms. Frizzle, except she uses her time and talent to help everyone, rather than send a bunch of ungrateful kids on impossible field trips.

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  5. Women In STEM, the White House Wants to Hear Your Stories!

    And we do too, by the by.

    Of the many reasons why STEM fields aren't traditionally dominated by women, perceived lack of relevant role models might be the easiest to fix. After all, it's not like incredible female scientists haven't already made significant achievements in their fields ; more often, they're just not given the credit they deserve.

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  6. [UPDATED] Reddit Bans Sony Hack File Sharing While Threats of Violence at The Interview Screenings Loom

    The transition from bizarre to frightening has been swift.

    The Sony Pictures hack has brought out emails, full movies, and personal information of Sony employees, and things still appear to be escalating. Most recently, threats were made involving violence at screenings of The Interview which resulted in the New York premiere's cancellation. Now, Reddit moderators have finally started cracking down on those sharing files obtained through the Sony hack.

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  7. Have Your Morning Happy Cry Watching This Disabled Dog Run for the First Time With 3D Printed Legs

    Fact: Tears are 3D printed feelings.

    Tara Anderson, the director of project management at 3D Systems, has a awesome heart, and took disabled pooch Derby under her wing a few months ago. Anderson knew she could help the dogger, and Derby goes from an (also pretty innovative) doggy wheelchair to having sweet 3D-printed blade legs that allow him to run like the champion he truly is. What? No, it's just... it's dusty in here, and... I'm not crying, you're crying!

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  8. Meet The Top 10 Cutest Animals of Science in 2014

    As determined by the journal Nature and also actual nature.

    Animals sit squarely at the intersection of science and cute. And then they pee on it in really weird ways. Welcome to Nature's top ten cutest animals of science in 2014.

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  9. These Beautiful Women in Science Art Prints Feature Rad As Heck Ladies

    I want twelve of each, please.

    Designer and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky created this series of illustrations highlighting women in STEM who have done awesome things to advance humankind. We've got the first woman in space, the woman who discovered DNA, the woman who figured out radioactivity, and more. These posters are beautiful, and a beautiful reminder that too often history overlooks rad ladies. Never worry about that again with these reminders hanging in your home - buy prints on Rachel's Etsy here!

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  10. The Navy’s Newest Drone Is A Literal Robot Shark; SharkNATO Is Imminent

    Jawsome or not jawsome?

    Oh, it's not a "shark robot," you say? It's called the "GhostSwimmer?" Well, consider me reassured.

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