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  1. The BBC Goes the John Oliver Route and Keeps Science Balanced by Accurately Depicting Imbalance

    I'm sorry, what? I can't hear your opinion over all the science.

    The BBC Trust (the BBC's governing body) put out a report on how their reporters couldn't properly depict the actual balance in scientific discourse because, to remain "impartial," they were expected to always entertain the other side of the debate. The report found that it was due to a fundamental misunderstanding of how such discussions should function, so they're taking steps to fix it.

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  2. Accomplished Scientist Kicked Out Of Concert For Crowd Surfing To Handel’s “Messiah”

    Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!

    If renowned authority on non-equilibrium molecular reaction dynamics Dr.David Glowacki was on the periodic table, he'd totally be a metal, dude: the scientist had to be physically removed recently from Britain's Old Vic theater for attempting to crowd surf at a classical concert. True story.

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  3. Is the Eye of God Nebula “Crying” Water? Kind Of, These Two Studies Say

    Spoiler alert: it's not because the nebula just read The Fault in Our Stars. Get it? Stars? Eh?

    This is an image--though probably not the recolored one you're familiar with that opens every episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey-- of the Helix Nebula, a famous nearby planetary nebula that's located in the constellation Aquarius and looks like a giant "Eye of God" from certain angles. Oh, and also? It might help to form water in the universe. Apparently that's sort of a thing that giant dying space clouds can do sometimes.

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  4. Today Is The Last Day Of The World Science Festival, Catch The Final Livestreams Right Here

    Get a little science on your Sunday.

    Today is the last day of the World Science Festival in Brooklyn! If you've missed out so far, don't worry - you can catch livestreams of the final events right here at 1pm, 4pm, and 5pm EDT.

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  5. The World Science Festival Is Still Happening! Watch Today’s Events Live Right Here

    Because what's a Saturday without science?

    The 2014 World Science Festival started Thursday in Brooklyn, and continues throughout the weekend! If you can't make it to New York for all the goodness, don't worry - they've got livestreams for that, and you can check out today's events right here, at 2pm and 8pm EDT.

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  6. The World Science Festival Continues Through the Weekend, Watch Today’s Events Live Right Here

    Let science be your date tonight.

    We're in the middle of the 2014 World Science Festival being held in Brooklyn, New York. If you can't make it, don't fret. They're streaming a number of the events live, and you can watch tonight's presentations, Designer Genes: Fashioning Our Biological Future and Ripples From the Big Bang, right here!

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  7. Things We Saw Today: MAC Cosmetics’ New Maleficent Line

    Things We Saw Today

    My eyeliner had wings once. And they were strong. (Fashionably Geek)

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  8. Science Has Invented A Vibrating Pill To Literally Shake The Poop Out of You

    Sometimes being "regular" is the weirdest thing of all.

    What does the word "vibrant" make you think of? If your answer is "a swallow-able motor that shakes your intestines until they release their stranglehold on your fecal matter," then wow! Good job, weirdo! That's exactly what the motorized Vibrant pill is designed to doo do.

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  9. Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Delaney Do Science Experiments and Shoot Vortex Cannons on The Tonight Show

    When performing science at home, it's important to supervise your kids. And your comedians.

    It's over, nerds. We won. They're doing science experiments for entertainment on The Tonight Show. Everyone who ever tried to convince you science wasn't cool was wrong, and Jimmy Fallon will show you just how cool it can be with the help of Kevin Delaney (of Little Rock's Museum of Discovery) and some flashy experiments.

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  10. Science Reveals Secret to Winning “Rock, Paper, Scissors”

    Real talk: it's Jedi mind tricks. Always.

    Use this power wisely, young Padawan: researchers at Zhejiang University have devised a strategy for winning Rock-Paper-Scissors, and it's not just "leaving things up to chance." Prepare yourself to have a lot more influence, but be careful—power corrupts, and Rock-Paper-Scissors corrupts absolutely.

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