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  1. Things We Saw Today: The Deepest Living Fish

    SEA GHOST

    Damn, Venus, why you gotta play us like this?

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  2. “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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  3. 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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  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. 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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  7. 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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  8. Queen Jessica Williams Studies Chemistry, Emoji, and Tacos in the Name of Science

    What is the chemical composition of Feminized Atmosphere?

    "Science, I always found very intimidating. It felt very inaccessible [...] As soon as it got to numbers and codes I was like ‘Oh, that’s enough for me.’"

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  9. Make Your Friday Night Way Better With Bill Nye Explaining Evolution Using Emojis

    *weird mask* *purple devil* *cat heart eyes* There, science.

    Bill Nye was pretty cool when I was growing up, but he's got to stay relevant to Kids These Days, you know? What better way to inform us of the facts of evolution, then, than with emojis? Bill Nye is totally with it. We love you, Bill Nye.

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  10. Two Scientific Journals Have Published A Paper By Maggie Simpson And Edna Krabapple

    *Dubious Marge noise*

    I don't doubt that at some point during their lives both Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabapple could publish research in a respected journal (I know Edna's already submitted to Soup for 1; Wine For 3). But Fuzzy, Homogeneous Configurations is not that study. In fact, it's not even a study at all.

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