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Ivanka Trump Cosplayed as a Vape Juice Scientist as If That’s Something the Internet Wouldn’t Immediately Turn Into a Million Memes

Thanks for the memes, Ivanka!

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In Honor of Black Panther, Disney Donates $1 Million to Open STEM Centers for Young People

Just like Shuri would want.

In honor of Black Panther, The Walt Disney Company will donate $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), in order to support their STEM programs for young people.

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James Damore Is Suing Google for Discriminating Against White Dudes & the Lawsuit Is the Most Ridiculous Thing You’ll Read Today

James Damore, the guy who was fired from Google after writing a 10-page screed accusing the company of discriminating against conservative white men, has filed a lawsuit against his previous employers and oh wow, it is ... something.

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New Mexico Tried to Water Down Its Science Standards, but Parents and Teachers Fought Back

When the New Mexico Public Education Department edited the age of the Earth out of their science standards and replaced the rise in global temperatures with a "fluctuation," the people of New Mexico stood up for science.

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Awesome! Girl Scouts Just Added 23 New STEM Badges

The Girl Scouts of the USA announced today that they're introducing 23 new badges in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as the outdoors.

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Afghanistan’s All-Girl Robotics Team Won a Silver Medal at Their Competition

After being denied their visas twice, a six-girl robotics team from Afghanistan was awarded the Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli Award for Courageous Achievement at an international robotics competition.

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Maryam Mirzakhani, the First Woman Honored with The Fields Medal, Has Died at the Age of 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman and first Iranian to be awarded the Fields Medal, has passed away at the age of 40 from breast cancer. 

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Mark Zuckerberg Whitesplains Diversity to Black College Students in North Carolina

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been on a tour of all 50 U.S. states to reach out to folks outside of Silicon Valley and learn a little more about what their lives are like —and how they feel about things like community and tech, presumably to make Facebook better at serving them. However, at a recent stop at a university in North Carolina, a discussion about diversity became uncomfortable to watch.

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[VIDEO] New York Toy Fair: DC Super Hero Girls Action Figures, Science Demos and More

This year's New York Toy Fair featured plenty of great toys.

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21st Century Fox Tries to Close the STEM Gap, Holds Contest to Find Next Generation of Hidden Figures

Calling all women in STEM!

21st Century Fox wants to do its part in bringing more women to STEM. In honor of the film Hidden Figures, the company is partnering with PepsiCo to launch a contest to find their own hidden figures.

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Things We Saw Today: Stranger Things Finally Gets the Funko Treatment

The Stranger Things Funko set includes all the main characters, with a few different versions of Eleven, the Demogorgon, and Will. They're available for pre-order now and will hit shelves early next year.

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Deep Sea Ecologist Rewatches SeaQuest DSV: Episodes 14, 15 and 16

Magma buoys? Really?

Another short hiatus, another trio of reviews! Let's get to it.

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Deep-sea Ecologist Rewatches seaQuest DSV: Episodes 11, 12 & 13

The future is held together by bubblegum and crossed fingers.

Today on seaQuest, the crew visits an old-west style mining operation and foils some 90s hackers. Plus, someone is finally surprised by the talking dolphin!

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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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Things We Saw Today: Your Favorite Action Stars, Now With Selfie Sticks Instead of Guns

"Stop taking pictures of her, you bitch" - Ellen Ripley. Probably.

Somewhere, there is an alternate universe where what defines a badass action star is not violence, or their weapons, but their ability to take a quality self-portrait on their phones mid-battle. Check out The WOW Report, where they have a bunch of classic action stars wielding selfie sticks instead of guns. Because no alien attack should get in the way of a good photo.

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Girls Beat Boys in First National Test in Technology and Engineering

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a test given to eighth grade students in public and private schools nationwide every two years to test their proficiency in various subjects and allow for policymakers and school districts to track skills over time and adjust their policies and teaching methods accordingly. In 2014, NAEP included a test that measure literacy in technology and engineering for the first time, and the results were finally made public today.

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Maia Dua, Winner of Marvel’s STEM Challenge for Girls, Shows Off Her “Seeing Eye” Robot

Maia Dua of River City High School in West Sacramento, CA has won the top prize in Marvel Studio's Girls Reforming the Future Challenge, a contest encouraging girls aged 15-18 to submit science, tech, engineering, and/or math projects that have "the potential to benefit humankind."

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Marvel Launches “Girls Reforming the Future Challenge” for Teenaged STEM Innovators

In association with the run-up to Captain America: Civil War, Marvel has launched a STEM challenge geared at teenaged girls between the ages of 15 and 18.

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Things We Saw Today: Mariska Hargitay Is Narrating the Hamilton Audiobook

Did you know that Mariska Hargitay is a huge Hamilton fan? She'll have the honor of reading the prose portions of the audiobook version of Hamilton: The Revolution, and the musical's composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will perform the verse.

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13-Year-Old Boy Wins Competition Geared Towards Getting Girls Interested in STEM

An organization in the UK held a competition that was listed as a "girls in tech" competition, aimed towards trying to get more younger girls interested in STEM. But who ended up winning the #PrettyCuriousChallenge? Joshua, a 13-year-old boy.

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