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  1. Scientists Edit Human Embryo DNA for the First Time, Find That the Technology Isn’t Ready

    No matter what Jurassic Park would have you believe.

    Two steps forward, one step back: scientists edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, and they're going to take a break, because it didn't go so well.

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  2. Researchers Have Figured Out Troll Behavior and Are Trying to Fix It

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to anger the internet.

    Some researchers at Cornell University figured out how to identify internet trolls and are working on a way to deal with them. Loki is amused.

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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Tampons Could Be Useful In The Detection Of Endometrial Cancer

    Menstruation may still be largely hidden away from the public despite its massive prevalence in the lives of so many people with uteri, but tampons could be receiving their call to action.

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  10. Scientists Are Trying to Detect Parallel Universes With CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

    Doctor Who "Doomsday": 1. Actual doomsday: 0.

    The CERN Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for a new round of experiments, and things could get interesting this time with mini black holes and the discovery of parallel universes. We anxiously await the announcement of their discovery from Bad Wolf Bay.

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  11. Celebrate Emmy Noether’s Birthday With A Brief History Of Her EXTREME MATH RADNESS

    See this BAMF right here? Do you see her and her amazing fashionable bowtie? This is Emmy Noether, and you better remember that name because she is the most kick-ass mathematician ever and YOU ARE WELCOME.

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  12. NOOOPE: Here’s A Terrifying Crocodile Relative Known As The “Carolina Butcher”

    D: :D

    No. Nope. Nuh-uh.

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  13. The Mary Sue Interview: Biologist, Science Vlogger, and GE Creator-in-Residence Sally Le Page

    If you're not familiar with Sally Le Page yet, you're in for a treat. The host of "Shed Science," a YouTube series that looks at animals' sex lives (and other fascinating elements of the natural world!) in an accessible and informative manner, Le Page is now sharing her talents with a whole new audience in her role as General Electric's Creator-in-Residence.

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  14. BrainCraft Looks at Four Lesser-Known Scientific Discoveries (and the Rad Ladies that Made Them!)

    *Bill Nye voice:* NOW YOU KNOW!

    Go forth and wow everyone with your knowledge of achievements made by women in psychology, neuroscience, and biology!

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  15. This Is An Awesome Opera/Dance Piece Filmed Inside CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

    You need some Deep Thought for this one.

    When you think of CERN's Large Hadron Collider you probably think of science, not opera or dancers in hardhats. But filmmaker and media artist Ruben Van Leer's Symmetry might change all that.

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  16. Walls in Germany Pee Back on Public Urinators With the Most Hilarious Use of Superhydrophobic Coating

    It's peeback time.

    In seriously the best use of superhydrophobic materials yet, the "Community of Interest" of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany got pissed off that their walls were getting pissed on. So, they sprayed some of the most frequently, er... sprayed locations with a coating to bounce urine back and perfectly peenalize those who dare disobey the warning signs.

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  17. What Kind of Music Does Your Cat Like? Science Tackles the Tough Questions

    Chamber Meowsic? Contempurrary? The screams of lesser beings as their souls descend to hell?

    Of all the cat-queries I'd like science to answer (how have I earned their eternal contempt, for starters), "what kind of tunes do cats like to jam out to?" seems like kind of a low-priority question. Maybe that's why I'm being shunned?

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  18. Brian Jacques’ Spirit Lives on, Here is a Weasel Riding a Woodpecker

    On our way to steal your badger treasure.

    Obviously this is more of a Garry Kilworth situation, but something about that weasel just screams Ferahgo the Assassin to me. If I squint I swear I can make out a tiny mace and chain.

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  19. Bill Nye Talks Existence & Superheroes, Generally Gets Existential While Fixing A Fridge

    The moral of this video for me: I just really want to invite Bill Nye over for a lazy Sunday of discussing existence.

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  20. Get All Up Inside Volcanoes With The Help Of These Brave, Doomed Drones

    EARTH GUTS

    I'm not gonna lie, my brain spent most of its time watching this video just going "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Which I will defend as perfectly natural, because volcanoes are all kinds of awe-inspiring badassery and drones are allowing us to get all up in their innards.

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