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Things We Saw Today: We Have So Many Questions About This Woman Who Can’t Feel Pain or Anxiety

A real life superhero.

In addition to not feeling physical pain, 71-year-old Jo Cameron also says she's never experienced depression, anxiety, or even fear. She simply describes herself as being "very happy."

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Fox & Friends Host Says Germs Aren’t Real

This weekend, Fox & Friends personality Pete Hegseth took the 'I'm not a scientist, but ...' refrain to new levels when he told his co-hosts that he hasn't washed his hands in a decade, apparently advising viewers to do the same because 'germs are not a real thing.'

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Same-Sex Mouse Parents Just Gave Birth to Healthy Pups, Bringing Us One Step Closer to Our Real-Life Themyscira

In an important move for both science as well as Women Who Are Over This Sh**, researchers in China have just helped a pair of female mouse parents give birth to healthy pups via gene editing and stem cells, no male mice involved.

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I Want to Live Inside This Pro-Science, Female-Driven, Live Orchestra Concert Spectacular

A Light in the Void is described as "a first-of-its-kind live concert experience meant to inspire and sustain a life-long love affair with science through the emotional power of music and storytelling." Imagine a TED Talk-type setup with scientists talking to a live audience, only they're supported by a live orchestra, with documentary and animation video projections.

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The Reason Only Thor Can Pick up His Hammer Is … Science

The comics are pretty clear on the ground rules: "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he [OR SHE] be worthy, shall possess the power of THOR." But how does this work?

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Soon You Could Be Reading by Glowing Plant Light

MIT engineers have created a wondrous thing: they successfully embedded nanoparticles of luciferase—the enzyme that makes fireflies light up—into the leaves of a common watercress plant, thereby inventing the coolest way to read in the universe.

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What Would It Actually Feel Like to Be Hit With a Lightsaber?

Spoiler: pretty bad.

If you've ever wondered what it would feel like to be struck with a lightsaber, it turns out it's way, way worse you probably ever imagined.

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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Were Made To Stop Masturbation & Other Bizarre Medical Treatments

Happy Halloween! Nothing says festive trick or treat delights like medical facts. I know all of you guys listen to Sawbones, so don't play coy. Of course, we could pick tons of things just based on the subject alone, but I focused on what we do best here at The Mary Sue: Sex, Women's Health, and Cannibalism. The source of all of this delicious knowledge came from the book Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen.

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Things We Saw Today: Fidget Spinners…In Space!

Queue the Star Wars Mustic

Nothing says joy like watching Astronauts play with a fidget spinner IN SPACE.  NASA sent their astronauts on the International Space Station the "it" toy of 2017 and they, of course, showed off their skills on the internet. NASA's Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade),  NASA's Joseph Acaba (@AstroAcaba), and Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo) perform impressive forward and backward summersaults with their fidget spinner.

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Things We Saw Today: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gathers Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Gina Rodriguez and Others In a Song for Puerto Rico

Today's biggest news has basically been hot garbage. Thankfully (and pretty much as usual), Lin-Manuel Miranda is here to provide us with a little bit of hope through music.

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Here’s How the Department of Energy Is Censoring Science That Doesn’t Support Its Message

Fears about what will become of scientific investigation under the Trump administration is nothing new, but a report from the Department of Energy yesterday seemingly confirmed our fears, followed by some full-blown climate change censorship.

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What Do Flat-Earthers Think of Today’s Big Solar Eclipse?

"It's very hard to figure stuff out on your own if that stuff is the universe."

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Adam Ruins Pregnancy, Reminding Us Not to Get Our Fertility Info From Medieval France

If you can become pregnant, and you even have an inkling that you might want to bring a life into the world (or hell, even if you don't), you've likely been fearmongered to death about your "biological clock" and how your time is running out and how you'll basically just shrivel into a ball and die by the time you hit 35. Did you know that all that accepted "truth" is based on inaccurate information derived from the census records of French women in Medieval times?

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KFC Launched a Chicken Sandwich Into the Stratosphere, and None of You Told Me?

KFC literally launched a spicy chicken sandwich into the stratosphere as a marketing campaign.

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John Oliver Explains How Science Works in Vaccine Segment on Last Week Tonight

The main story for yesterday's Last Week Tonight was vaccines. Specifically, where these big fears regarding vaccines are, why they're so persistent, and the consequences of these skeptics.

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Trump Will Appoint a Non-Scientist As the USDA’s “Chief Scientist,” Because of Course

Trump is expected to appoint Sam Clovis, a conservative talk radio host and professor of business and public policy who has never taken a graduate course in science, as the USDA’s undersecretary for research, education and economics.

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[VIDEO] Bill Nye Is Saving the World and Wants You to Join Him

"Any country that doesn't embrace science, that doesn't invest in science is going to fall behind economically. It's going to get out-competed by other countries. And I think in the coming weeks we'll come to realize that. You can't ignore science and stay competitive."

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Scientists Created an Artificial Womb, and Also Maybe the Singularity Is Near

Doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia fashioned a plastic artificial womb that has successfully kept a premature baby lamb alive for four weeks. It has the potential to do a whole lot more.

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Flush With Subscription Money From Anti-Trump Readers, The New York Times Just Hired a Climate Change Denier

After declaring that "the truth is more important now than ever," The New York Times has hired a climate change denier for its editorial team.

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Mayim Bialik Explains How Science and Religion Can Co-Exist, Basically Summing Up My Entire Belief System

As someone who loves science and also believes in a Higher Power, it is often difficult to be in conversations with people who lean more heavily in one direction or the other. I've spoken with scientifically-minded folks for whom the concept of "God" is unnecessary. I've spoken to religious folks for whom the question of "why?" is infinitely more important than the question of "how?" In this video, actress and scientist Mayim Bialik discusses how the two coexist for her.

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