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  1. Marvel Science! An Astrophysicist Tries to Explain the Plausability of Multiple Universes

    This is heavy.

    I, for one, can't wait to meet one of my alternate selves. Particularly the "good" one. Muahahahahahaha!

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  2. 60 Women of Color in STEM Interviewed, 100% Report Experiencing Gender Bias

    “If you want to fit in, do you have to behave like the men?”

    A sampling of 60 women of color who work in STEM were interviewed for a study in January from UC Hastings on gender bias in STEM workplaces. The sampling was pulled from a greater survey of 557 women both of color and white.

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  3. GE’s Sally Le Page Uses Pitch Perfect 2 To Teach Us About the Science of Sound

    Science, Pitches!

    Biologist, science vlogger, and GE Creator-In-Residence (and musician!) Sally Le Page excels in making science accessible to the masses who watch her informative videos on YouTube. Now, in conjunction with GE and Fullscreen, she uses one of her favorite films, Pitch Perfect, and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2, as an excuse to delve into the science of sound and why music has the effect on us that it does. Check it out!

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  4. “Because Science” Explains How We All Have Daredevil’s Powers

    Spoiler: because science.

    Real life human senses are closer to Daredevil's powers than those of us who rely heavily on our eyes might realize. From human echolocation to senses you might not even realize you have, Because Science will explain the real world science behind everyone's new favorite superhero.

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  5. Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Host a Debate on Water’s Importance in the Universe Live at 7PM EDT

    Water, water everywhere.

    At this year's annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History, Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a—mostly female!—panel of experts, including NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, as they discuss water's role in the universe as well as its importance here on Earth. You can watch the whole thing live right here starting at 7PM EDT.

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  6. Stephen Hawking Wants You to Know There’s an Alternate Universe out There Where Zayn Is Still a Member of One Direction

    ♫ Sooooomwheeeeere oooooout theeeeeeere.... ♫

    As you may have noticed from the million hearts shattered simultaneously 'round the world, Zayn Malik recently announced he would be leaving One Direction. At an event on Saturday night at the Sydney Opera House, a devastated 1D fan got to ask the leading authority on boy band culture about ask about Zayn's departure: Stephen Hawking. His advice is as flawless as expected.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. NOOOPE: Here’s A Terrifying Crocodile Relative Known As The “Carolina Butcher”

    D: :D

    No. Nope. Nuh-uh.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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