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  1. Mom’s Request Convinces Lands’ End to Stock Science Tees for Girls

    But what's really brave here is that they included Pluto.

    As of yesterday, this lovely tee-shirt featuring the solar system (Lands' End still loves you, Pluto) and another proclaiming the wearer as NASA crew are available in girl sizes from Lands' End, and it's thanks to the request of one mom with a science loving daughter.

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  2. Today In Unattainable Beauty Standards: Do Chickens Think I’m Pretty?

    I'd settle for "cute in the right light," chickens.

    Back in 2002, a group of scientists decided they wanted to usher in the new millennium by cracking one of civilization's greatest mysteries: what do chickens think of our big, beak-less human faces?

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  3. 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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  4. New Study Says Cancer Could Be Detected by a Simple Blood Test

    Let's hope this study holds up to scrutiny.

    Screening for non-specific cancer is difficult because cancer is really just a catch-all term for very different diseases with a range of causes, symptoms, and treatments. A new study says researchers have found a common factor and a simple blood test can be used to screen patients for hundreds of types of cancer at once, but there is a drawback.

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  5. It’s Okay To Be Smart Explains Some Summer Science

    Why do burn in the sun? Why do we sweat? Why do our fingers get wrinkly in the pool?

    Some of us burn almost immediately when we're out in the sun, but why? What's the science behind sunburn? It's Okay To Be Smart host Joe Hanson explains that as well as why we sweat and why our fingers get wrinkly in the pool in this special Summer-themed episode of the show. Enjoy it from the soft glow of your computer screen indoors.

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  6. Tyrannosaurus May Have Hunted in Groups According to New Evidence

    They're hunting in packs. They do hunt in packs.

    The T-Rex has a reputation for being a bit of a loner. So much so that it's difficult to find a picture on Flickr of two of them together, but that may not have been the case. According to new footprint evidence found in British Columbia they may have hunted in family groups. Silly T-Rex. Don't you know you should travel single file to hide your numbers?

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  7. AsapSCIENCE Explains How Much Sleep We Actually Need [Video]

    Shut up! You're not my mom!

    This video is, no pun intended, a wake-up call. If you're one of the countless people who scoff at the necessity of getting eight solid hours of sleep every night, AsapSCIENCE is here to warn you about the harm that might do your brain and body--unless you're a mutant, that is.

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  8. Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other’s Butts? Because Science.

    The answer is pretty much always "Because science."

    Dogs have a keen sense of smell, much stronger than humans. So why then, do they use that sense of smell to sniff each other's butts? If you've ever been curious about the science of dog butts then Reactions from The American Chemical Society has the video for you. They explain exactly what dogs are sniffing for, and about their secret second dog nose, the Jacobson organ.

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  9. Sixth Grade Girl’s Viral Science Fair Project May Have Plagiarized Previous Research

    I knew that baking soda volcano was too good to be true!

    Today in "tricky but nonetheless important news," the media might have been a little hasty in lauding the discoveries of sixth-grader Lauren Arrington. The 12-year-old's science fair project went viral for its discovery that invasive lionfish are capable of traveling into estuaries, but an adult biologist is reluctantly coming forward to say that information isn't new--in fact, he discovered it himself four years ago.

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  10. Real Biologist Gives In-Universe Breakdown of Sarlacc Biology for “The Tatooine Science Blog Carnival”

    Now when do we start on the lightsaber science?

    Though not quite as boring as being slowly digested for 1,000 years, it can get boring waiting around for interesting science to happen. So biologists, evolutionary biomechanists, and more have decided to keep their scientific muscles (brains) in shape by examining the incredibly interesting science of the planet of Tatooine in a series of entertaining and educational in-universe blog posts.

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