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  1. But What If the Earth WAS Flat?

    Don't tell Christopher Nolan about this.

    Vsauce's newest episode has some great stuff for your brain to munch on. What would life on a flat disk Earth be like?

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  2. Scientists in Italy Have Been Cleared of Guilt in an Earthquake Case, Are Not Witches

    Though I assume they've retreated to their lair in the base of a volcano.

    Because scientists are not actually witches as people may have assumed hundreds of years ago, they can't always know with 100% certainty whether future-predicting calculations are correct. In fact, scientists rarely know anything with 100% certainty, which is why it was kind of crazy that some Italian scientists were convicted of manslaughter for not predicting an earthquake.

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  3. Women Use Less Calories Than Men; Let’s Send Ladies to Mars

    Men are from Mars, women should go there.

    Writing for Slate, a participant in a NASA-funded Mars Mission simulation studied the caloric intake and burn rate of her colleagues, and has a suggestion for manned missions to Mars that's right up our alley.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: The Best Magneto Cosplay Ever

    Perfection.

    The spoon. THE SPOOOOOOOOOON.

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  5. A Flaming, Fiery Round-Up of This Week’s Volcano Videos

    Disclaimer: Ragnaros the Firelord does not actually make an appearance.

    The internet's been a treasure trove of volcanic videos this week. We've handpicked a healthy batch of them.

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  6. 8 Real Life Girl Geniuses You Ought to Know

    No, not Ami Mizuno!

    It’s time to call these girls by name, and give them the respect they deserve. Write these down, tell your friends about them, and – better yet – tell the kids in your life about them, too. Give them someone (several someones!) to look up to, and give their science teachers a break from having to explain why learning chemistry, biology, and physics might be a handy thing to do.

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  7. Mom’s Request Convinces Lands’ End to Stock Science Tees for Girls

    But what's really brave here is that they included Pluto.

    As of yesterday, this lovely tee-shirt featuring the solar system (Lands' End still loves you, Pluto) and another proclaiming the wearer as NASA crew are available in girl sizes from Lands' End, and it's thanks to the request of one mom with a science loving daughter.

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  8. 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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  9. Science Shows That People Who Watch Sitcoms Instead of Rom-Coms Are Bitter, Cynical Assholes

    REPRESENT!

    Did you watch How I Met Your Mother? If so, science says you're a bitter husk of a human being, and not because of the finale.

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  10. 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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