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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Cover of Christopher Lee’s New Metal Album

This Friday sees the release of Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, the second metal LP by actor/secret agent/metal musician Sir Christopher Lee. Death and Taxes has song clips and a video where Lee “shares the inspiration for his calling as a metal sorcerer.”

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Eggs & Sperm Take On Cute Personalities In This Animation Helping You Understand Plan B

I’ll be honest, it’s been a while since I sat in a science class and my brain has refused to retain most of what I learned when I did. Though mostly, I don’t care how things like the pill or Plan B work, just that they do work. But in case you’re curious (or forgot), here’s a great animation from AsapSCIENCE showing you what goes down in your body.

(via The High Definite)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: An I Love NY Shirt Fit for a Whovian

The BBC wants to add a bunch of new shirts to its line of official Doctor Who merchandise, but is letting fans choose which ones make the cut. Vote here! (Titan Merchandise)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Blizzard Offers In Game Kittens in Hurricane Relief Promotion

Shortly after Blizzard took the plunge and began offering exclusive in-game pets to World of Warcraft players for real money they started offering them to benefit charity. The Cinder Kitten above goes for $10, and all of those dollars will go to the Red Cross’ Sandy efforts. (Wow Insider)

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A Series of Fallopian Tubes

“Would You Like A Pregnancy Test With That Beer,” Says One Minnesota Bar

Upon hearing there’s a bar that offers pregnancy tests in the bathroom, you might think they’re trying to make some really terrible joke about taking someone home after a few beers and having unprotected sex. In actuality, they’re concerned with women who had sex before stepping into their establishment. That’s right. One Minnesota bar wants to prevent you from drinking while you’re pregnant. Thanks for the concern, I guess?

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The Future Is Now!

Contraceptive Gel For Men May Be On The Horizon

Wouldn’t it be absolutely wonderful if the burden of using the majority of contraceptive options didn’t fall almost totally upon women? Thanks to an innovative birth control method involving a gel that is applied directly onto men’s skin, reliable male contraceptives may not be a pipe dream any longer.

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she blinded me with science

So It Turns Out We Weren’t Really Sure How The Morning After Pill Works

Whenever amendments, resolutions, and other such proposed laws attempt to strictly include fertilized ova as persons in attempts to make abortion illegal, it is pointed out, and rightfully so, that not only does medically defined pregnancy not begin until that fertilized ova travels down its Fallopian tube and implants in the wall of the uterus, that the majority of birth control methods prevent implantation, rather than fertilization. Meaning, that such personhood amendments would actually outlaw an overwhelmingly large number of birth control options for women. Plan B, and other “morning-after” pills, however, usually get left out of those discussions, since it’s generally understood and even written on the box that they flat out prevent the implantation of fertilized ova instead of preventing fertilization.

But as the New York Times recently looked into, scientific studies show that morning after pills don’t work that way, and the FDA was straight-up labeling the boxes wrong.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Ladies of Science Fiction and Fantasy Poker Game

Rocketpig67 put this lovely piece together. Personally, I think I love the Starbuck best. (DC Women Kicking Ass)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Batman Whistling While He Works

A delightful one-hour drawing by Dustin Harbin titled Off to Bat-Work. (via Never Lose Hope) Check out what else we saw today! 

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A Series of Fallopian Tubes

Sandra Fluke Responds to Being Called “Slut” by Rush Limbaugh, Gets Call From President Obama

The day after hilarious radio personality Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” who should make videos of herself having sex if she wants access to birth control pills (to show everyone she’s using them, you see), Fluke has issued a response, she received a phone call from the President, and sponsors have started dropping their ads from Limbaugh’s show. Sorry guys, we couldn’t let this one go. But let’s look at the support Fluke has been receiving since this infuriating thing happened. (Don’t worry, there is lots of support.)

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