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Bill Nye Will Visit Creation Museum, Set To Debate Founder

It is certainly no secret that Bill Nye is a proponent of science, and as a result, he has taken to insulting and disproving views of creationism. He has become a well-known scientist, and will challenge Ken Ham, the founder of the creationist museum, in a heated debate at his museum. The Creation Museum is located in Kentucky, and it …

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6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition

With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program. Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut one day. “The whole reason I want to be an astronaut so I can discover, like, new worlds and discover, …

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Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe

After Coca-Cola America president Steve Cahillane acknowledged that Diet Coke sales were down because of artificial sweeteners back in October, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced that the use of aspartame to sweeten Diet Coke and other colas is absolutely safe. The FDA has deemed aspartame safe for a long time, but maybe people will be less concerned …

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Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget

Bill Nye is urging President Obama to make sure the Planetary Science Division of NASA receives as much funding as Americans spend on dog toys per year. His magic number is $1.5 billion. As of right now, the White House’s budget proposes $1.2 billion in funding for NASA’s Planetary Science Division, a figure that the Planetary Society says would “effectively …

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Maui Shark Attack Kills Fisherman

A shark attack in Maui resulted in the death of a kayak fisherman whose foot was severed in the attack. The fisherman, who has been identified by the Maui County Police Department as Patrick Briney Stevenson, was reported to have been fishing with a partner at the time of his attack. Briney’s fishing partner allegedly spotted a nearby boat from …

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Weight Loss Surgery May Make You Younger

It would be a beauty and youth-seeker’s dream come true: Weight loss surgery not only getting rid of excess pounds, but perhaps making you younger in the process. This was the preliminary result of research released by Stanford University. The belief centers on the lengthening of telomeres. Telomeres exist at the ends of DNA strands and protect them from being …

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Is Cause for Celebration

Doctor Who has crossed a unique milestone. The show is based around a human-lookalike alien (apart from the two hearts and ridiculously long lifespan) who has the capabilities to travel through time and space. Ironically, the show itself has traveled through time and space, in a manner of speaking, by captivated fans for fifty years. The show first aired on …

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Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene

This past May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lamented that the condom, one of the most simple tools ever devised to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, hasn’t really been improved upon in five decades. The condom we all know and love tolerate is in dire need of a tuneup. With that in mind, the …

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Are Silent Farts Worse? AsapSCIENCE Takes on Science’s Greatest Question

We love AsapSCIENCE around here – it’s one of our favorite YouTube channels. Every week or so, the folks at AsapSCIENCE answer real scientific queries with the help of illustrations, presenting some of the most-enjoyable 2-3 minute videos around. This time, they’ve bested themselves. Behold, the greatest scientific question ever known to man – are silent farts worse? YES! Silent …

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Satellite Falling to Earth: No Word on Location Yet

Nobody knows where the fragments of the 2,000-pound European satellite will hit or when they will, but what we do know, is that they will begin re-entry into the atmosphere on Sunday or Monday, according to Rune Floberghagen, mission manager for the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Explorer, better known as GOCE. “Quite literally GOCE is now nearly flying like …

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Just How Screwed Are You If You Find Yourself Buried Alive?

I don’t think there are too many people out there that find the famous coffin scene in Kill Bill, Vol. 2 to be all that believable. Entertaining? Of course. But nobody really thinks that one could punch their way out of a buried coffin and scamper to the surface. Well, I don’t know – people will believe anything. Whatever, who …

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Gross Yourself Out with AsapSCIENCE’s Look at Horrifying Parasites

Star YouTube scientific illustrators AsapSCIENCE often take their cues for their videos from suggestions in the YouTube comments – so I’d like to personally thank whoever suggested this gem. Parasites are just disgusting, and there’s a chance that you have one penetrating your bodily defenses right now. Somehow, even cute illustrations can’t lessen the creepiness of an anal worm. Gross. …

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