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  1. Malala Yousafzai Accepted Her Nobel Peace Prize This Morning on Behalf of Girls Everywhere

    "No one can stop me, or stop us, because now we are millions."

    At a ceremony in Oslo earlier today, 17-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai became the 16th woman to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize. According to The BBC, "Nobel organisers say there have never been such standing ovations."

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  2. So Much Awesomeness: J.K. Rowling Introduced Malala Yousafzai to 600 Lucky Kids

    We are not worthy.

    Oh, to transmogrify into a fly on the wall: It was revealed this morning via Twitter that J.K. Rowling made a trip down to the Edinburgh Book Festival to introduce education activist and astounding teenager Malala Yousafzai.

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  3. Creationism Has Been Banned in All State-Funded Schools in the UK

    So maybe don't teach the controversy.

    Score one for science! New clauses added to the funding agreements for schools in the UK have banned creationism from being taught as fact in any schools that accept government funds -- even church schools.

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  4. Wyoming Schools Won’t Teach Climate Change to Protect the Oil and Coal Industry Causing Climate Change

    Sure. Raise a generation of science-illiterate students. What could go wrong? Oh... right... everything.

    Schools in Wyoming are the first to reject the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that include lessons on, among other things, climate change. Why? Lawmakers say it's because teaching climate change would turn kids against Wyoming's coal and oil industry (which are causing climate change.) They're probably right.

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  5. If You Don’t Stay In School In Australia, You Will End Up In A Horror Film And Die

    Which is actually one of the least terrifying ways to die in Australia.

    Educational ads usually say, "stay in school or else you'll be unemployed and sad all the time," though that's also applicable to most university grads I know. In Australia, though, they're not satisfied with vague threats about your career and your future; oh no, they want you to know that if you drop out of school, you will die a horrible death.

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  6. New Study Looks at the Impact of Snow Days on Student Performance

    Now study the impact of calling out of work with a hangover.

    For a kid (or teacher) in school there is nothing better than a snow day, but educators have been concerned with how an unexpected day off might impact a student's education. A new study examined the impact of snow days on how students learn, and the results are promising for kids who want a day off.

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  7. Build Your Own Portable Video Game Machine with the DIY Gamer Kit

    Make annoying people who think gaming is a lazy hobby try to build this.

    The DIY Gamer Kit tasks you with building your own portable game machine and programming its games. Looking for a fun project that you can get creative with? Have a little geek-in-training who won't stop bugging you for a new console for the holidays? This kit may be the solution you're looking for.

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  8. Play-i Toy Robots Teach Young Children Computer Programming Basics [Video]

    If you're trying to raise a geek, Play-i's robots are here to help.

    Pretty much everyone needs to have at least a basic understanding of computer concepts to function in the modern world. Play-i wants to help your little geek-in-training learn the basics of computer coding by playing with their toy robots Bo and Yana.

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  9. Natalie Portman Has Serious Science Cred Going into Partnership With Disney to Get Girls Involved With STEM

    Lest you foolishly doubt her science cred, we have the two papers she coauthored.

    Natalie Portman and Marvel have teamed up to offer girls a chance to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with the Ultimate Mentor Adventure. Portman is more than just a face on the campaign, she has a legitimate science background and was the coauthor on two papers. We tracked them down. Take a look.

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  10. Watch the Debut Episode of Burka Avenger, Pakistan’s First Animated Female Superhero Show [VIDEO]

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    A few weeks ago we told you about Burka Avenger, Pakistan's first animated TV show to feature a female superhero. Well now we have the first episode, where teacher Jiya —a.k.a. the Burka Avenger—uses books, pens, and martial arts to keep bumbling baddies from shutting down her city's girls school and depriving its students of their right to education. What do you think? (Thanks, anonymous tipster!) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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