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Evidence That Comets Brought Life to Earth Found on Rosetta’s Comet

In space, no-one can hear you impregnate a planet.

Researchers at the University of Bern recently published a study which revealed that prebiotic chemicals, glycerine and phosphorus, were discovered in the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. While it might not sound like a sexy result, this study is actually evidence of panspermia: the theory that life was transferred to Earth through objects like asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.

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All the Things Agent Carter Gets Right and Wrong About Living at a Women’s Residence

Spoiler Alert! But only for season one of Agent Carter.

One of my favorite details about season one of Agent Carter was Peggy’s life in a women’s residence, and clearly, I was not the only one. One of the most commonly retumbled gifs features a conversation in the dining hall about stealing food. What you may not know is this: women’s residences, while not as numerous as they once were, still exist. I lived at a women’s residence in New York City, not unlike Peggy and Angie.

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Daydreaming About Agent Carter’s Ana Jarvis

Guys, I'm having feels about one of Agent Carter's new characters.

Agent Carter comes back on the 19th, and the thing I am most excited to see is Ana Jarvis. In this promo, you can briefly see Ana, played by Lotte Verbeek, who I loved as Gellis Duncan on Outlander, but to explain why I am so excited to see Ana, I have to quote a certain movie adage: This time, it’s personal.

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Interview: Let’s Voice Undertale

We talk to a group of fans making a love letter to the indie game.

Let's Voice Undertale is a fandub of the beloved indie game Undertale...Even though Let's Voice Undertale has not yet released its first episode, they are already breaking the Internet: their call for voice actors crashed castingcallclub's servers, and the website was forced to rewrite their code. I spoke to them about the project and their love of video games and voice actors.

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I Watched Xploration Outer Space, and It Gave Me Feminist and Space Feels

Those are the best feels you can get.

The show is pretty much what it says on the tin: it covers (sometimes still-developing) space exploration tech. The show's host, Emily Calandrelli, is herself a scientist and known for her well-received TedTalk, “I Don’t Do Math.”

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Look No Further: We Found a Great Feminist Gift for (Aspiring) Tech Nerds

Lara Callender Hogan, a senior engineering manager at Etsy, has recently released her book on web design, with all proceeds going to women-in-STEM organizations.

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