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  1. New Website Helps Moms Find Work-From-Home Tech Jobs

    Where's my super suit?

    You already know women are super underrepresented in tech companies. Stay-at-home moms in particular aren't hired often, if at all, and that's a problem. In order to deal with this issue, two women have started a job site that gives women the chance to work remotely in the field, or in any field really!

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  2. Startup Tech Company Denies Female Programmer a Job Because of Her Looks

    *Incoherent rage yelling*

    Oberlin senior Elizabeth Bentivegna is currently interviewing for post-grad jobs and experiencing some of the double standards and gender-based discrimination that comes with being a woman in tech.

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  3. Neuroscientist Shaves Her Head to Better Illustrate How the Brain Works/Look Awesome

    MIT Neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher is sick of all this damn hair making it difficult to demonstrate just where certain regions of the brain lie. Either that, or she was just looking for an excuse to shave her head to look awesome/begin her journey towards supervillain-dom.

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  4. Karlie Kloss Starts #KodeWithKarlie Scholarship Foundation To Teach High School Girls To Code

    Karlie Kloss is a model, but she's also huge into tech, investigating the potential of cookie delivery by drone and vocal in her love of code. Now, with the Flatiron School, Kloss has started the #KodeWithKarlie scholarship program, giving twenty girls in the US free tuition to Flatiron Pre-College Academy's Introduction to Software Engineering course.

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  5. Amazons X-Ray Feature Lets You Learn About The Actor, Character, and Even Song That’s On Screen

    Where there's movies there's hope, and need for an actor's history.

    Have you ever watched a movie and go, wait, where do I know that person from? Well, Amazon has a solution for that. It's called the X-Ray, and it will answer all your questions.

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  6. This Is Some Mad Scientist S@!#t: Russian Man to Undergo First Human Head/Body Transplant

    I've often wondered if I'd ever want to have my consciousness uploaded into a machine cylon-style when my body inevitably starts deteriorating, but I've never thought about getting another actual human body. For Valery Spiridinov of Russia, that situation is very real, and he recently reached out to an Italian doctor (or "mad scientist," depending on whom you ask), Sergio Canavero, to undergo the world's first human head/body transplant.

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  7. Internet Naming Group Thinks the Dot Sucks Domain Rollout.Sucks

    .sucks.sucks

    The Internet naming group, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is unhappy with how everyone.sucks.

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  8. New Google Technology to Wage War on Internet Spoilers by Tapping Into Your Viewing History

    Spoilers!

    Spoilerphobes, rejoice! Google has just patented a system that will block out Internet spoilers for shows you watch automatically. It's hard to know how well it will work out in practice until they've got the system up and running—or maybe we do know the future, but we don't want to spoil it for you. Yeah, let's go with that.

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  9. Childhood Validated: New Study Says Brontosaurus Existed After All

    Tree stars for everyone!

    A wide-ranging computer analysis of available dinosaur bones reached one of the most important paleontological conclusions of our time: the Brontosaurus is real, and the Apatosaurus can just deal with it. Brb—there are a bunch of Wikipedia entries I need to change to: "In your face!"

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  10. Awesome Pen Helps Folks With Parkinson’s Disease Write Again

    Putting pen to paper.

    Parkinson's Disease is a chronic illness that makes day-to-day activities difficult. When those with Parkinson's try to write, their hands cramp up and the writing gets smaller as a result. Well, scientists have invented this nifty pen that fixes that.

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  11. Microsoft Has a New Program to Hire People With Autism

    Microsoft is making a push into an area of diversity that doesn't often receive a lot of attention with a new initiative for the company to hire people with autism.

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  12. Little Girl’s Amazing 3D-Printed Arm Only Cost $50

    Now it won't cost you an arm and a leg for an arm or a leg.

    When Faith Lennox was born, she had no circulation in her left forearm and doctors were forced to amputate just below the elbow when she was only nine months old. Kids like Faith outgrow prosthetic limbs quickly and they're very expensive - but now 3D printing has changed all of that.

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  13. Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Isn’t Done Fighting Gender Discrimination After Courtroom Defeat

    Ellen Pao, the Reddit Interim CEO who recently lost a gender discrimination case against former employer Kleiner Perkins, isn't done fighting for gender equality in the workplace. She knows all too well that it's an uphill battle, and she's got some encouraging words for women facing similar situations.

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  14. Squeak: Male Mice Sing Complex Songs For New Mates

    Can you feel the love tonight?

    According to research coming of Duke University, male mice apparently use two different "songs" to attract potential mates.

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  15. Medieval Medicine Made From Onions and Bile Found Effective Against Modern MRSA Superbug

    Consult the Book of Medicine!

    When you hear "medieval," what do you think? A fantasy world with places like Avalon and Camelot? Fire breathing dragons, magical swords, potions and magic spells? Well, it turns out that one magic potion is actually quite effective against a deadly infection that exists today.

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  16. Wonderful Nerds Put Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet on Display at National Air and Space Museum

    We (don't) see what you did there.

    The National Air and Space Museum has taken 12-year-old humor and done with it what most kids can only aspire to. Yes, they really had someone up on an industrial lift mime cleaning Wonder Woman's invisible jet and talked about the process of putting it on display. I had myself convinced I'd never use the word "adorkable" to describe something, and then I saw this.

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  17. Casting Call for “Girlfriends of Silicon Valley” Is Pretty Much the Worst

    Nope, there wouldn't be.

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  18. Watch These Women in STEM Speak About Their Inspirations for #ScienceWoman

    Progress making progress.

    These super smart and amazing women work at the Museum of Natural History, and they speak about who inspired them to go into their fields. How many names do you recognize? (Many more after the jump.)

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  19. Apple’s Tim Cook Says Pro-Discrimination “Religious Freedom” Laws Like Indiana’s Are Dangerous

    Our country's constitution guarantees its citizens the right to freely practice their religion so that we may all avoid discrimination. That's what's so troubling about Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation in Indiana and elsewhere that opens the door for people to use their religion as a reason to discriminate, and Apple CEO Tim Cook, like many others, is concerned.

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  20. Holy Cow, Watch President Obama Talk About Science With Supergirl 6-Year-Olds

    Little girls slayin'

    Please join with me in the joy that is this video. Just look at all those six-year-old girls in superhero capes at the White House science fare, half-ignoring the president as they talk tech.

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