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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. British Medical Journal Study Reveals That Men Are Great… At Being Stupid

    Most days I'm just happy we're not extinct. Yet.

    A study from the British Medical Journal's often humorous Christmas Edition has determined that men are basically walking time bombs of stupidity. How did they make this leap of scientific understanding on par with discovering that the sky is blue, you ask? They analyzed the winners of the Darwin awards.

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  8. This Adorable Grace Hopper Comic Is The Cutest Way To Learn About The First Lady Of Computing

    No bugs here!

    A little while ago, I wrote all about how Grace Hopper is the badassest badass to ever badass in computer science. Now, illustrator Pablo Stanley has written and illustrated his own comic about why Amazing Grace deserves all your love.

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  9. We Know We’re Alive, but Do We Even Know What That Means?

    "Life." I do not think it means what you think it means.

    Hey, want to know the meaning of life? Oh, whoops. I'm sorry. I meant scientifically, not philosophically. You're on your own there.

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  10. Scientists Recreated What May Have Been the Beginning of Life With a Laser

    No, like all life on Earth. Get your mind out of the gutter.

    "Hey. How do you think we can create life out of chemicals?" "I don't know. Maybe shoot at them with lasers?" "Definitely. Let's shoot at them with lasers." Ah, science.

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