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  1. Check Out What a Star Wars Laser Bolt Would Look Like in Reality

    We can't withstand firepower of that magnitude!

    Physicists who really know how to market themselves put out this video of a laser pulse they're experimenting with that looks pretty reminiscent of the lasers in Star Wars when filmed with some clever camera tricks. Is there some kind of small exhaust port at the end of that hallway?

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  2. Everybody Panic! Capitalism Is Killing You With Toxic Receipt Paper! Is Nothing Sacred!?

    Et tu, Filene?

    That's it. Bolt your doors. Board up your windows. Huddle alone in the dark and for Chrissakes, don't touch anything. Everything is trying to kill you. Everything. Even the receipt paper from that donut you just bought. Even huddling alone in the dark, because you'll probably starve if you don't ruin the whole thing by going outside or moving or something. Life carries a significant risk of death.

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  3. Today In Science: A “Gamergate” Is a Type Of Female Ant

    It's about ethics! *sucking probiscus sounds*

    We can only assume that we've been seeing this hashtag on Twitter so much lately because people want to learn about this rare and important type of ant, right?

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  4. Men Are Whiny Babies Who Secretly Hate It When Their Female Partners Succeed, Says Science

    Self-esteem boost, dudes: We're definitely winning in the "whiniest baby" category.

    Feeling great about your success? Awesome. I mean, someone has to, and it's probably not your boyfriend/husband/live-in man-baby, according to a scientific study from last year which I'm guessing is just as accurate today. No, he's probably more concerned with how your success makes him look in comparison, even if he won't say so.

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  5. Surprise! That DNA “Evidence” Shows We’re All Jack the Ripper Victims! Or Something Like That

    These scientists need a lesson from Mr. DNA.

    Oh no! The (most) recent supposed Jack the Ripper identification was wrong! He's still at large! Wait, what do you mean he lived over 100 years ago?

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  6. According to Scientists, Sex Was Invented In Scotland

    Ooch aye.

    Not by Scotsmen, sadly—it was prehistoric fish. But a girl can dream.

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  7. It’s Okay To Be Smart Presents: How To See Time Travel

    Get it a train ticket and stare at it very intensely.

    Time is an illusion; lunch time, doubly so. But cosmic rays—AKA, high-energy radiation charged particles from outer space—are real, and if you have a cloud chamber handy, you can test the theory of relativity while viewing these strange particles. It's the closest we're ever going to get to watching time travel—short of a Doctor Who marathon, of course.

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  8. Today In THE FUTURE: Lockheed Martin Claims To Have Made Huge Fusion Energy Breakthrough

    First stop, Stark Tower!

    Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's top supplier and a leader in research into alternative energy sources, announced this Wednesday that a team of the Corporation's scientists have made an enormous breakthrough in harnessing nuclear fusion as a feasible power source.

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  9. SciShow’s Hank Green Teaches You How To Get Rid Of Hiccups

    *hic*

    The folks over at SciShow are feeling altruistic today, and they want you to know how to get rid of your hiccups. Honestly, every time I get the hiccups I do this thing where I hold my breath and press a pressure point right over my eyebrows, and they go away every time. Regular TMS science guy Dan would hate to hear that. But it totally works. I swear. This SciShow video helps prove I'm at least right about the breath part.

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  10. The American Chemical Society Explains The Delicious Science Behind Pizza’s Mouthfeel

    See you guys later. I need to do some "research."

    I have it on good authority that pizza is made from Chris Evans kisses and God’s daydreams, but the American Chemical Society has another (slightly more credible) explanation. 

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