Science News: 9/10/13

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Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.
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Some of the greatest videos you will ever watch are in this week’s edition of science news (and only one of them will make you feel dirty). Plus, we’ve got the latest news from Mars, volcanoes in unexpected places, and P-Mag readers will be excited to learn the identity of the “best living science communicator.” (Spoiler alert — he’s also damn … Read More

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Science News: 6/4/13

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Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.
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We finally have proof that there used to be water on Mars, but we’ve also learned that it may be more dangerous than we thought to send astronauts to actually visit the planet. Dinosaurs turned into birds even earlier than we once thought, and you may have feet like an ape! Intrigued? Let’s go, it’s science news time!

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Open Letter to People Who Pee on Toilet Seats

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Thelma is a photographer and traveler currently residing in Sydney, Australia. In her free time she can be found with her nose behind a camera or obsessing over koalas.
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Dear Inconsiderate Pissers, This week I have sat on no fewer than five toilets covered in pee in train stations, mall bathrooms, airports, and in restaurants. It seems that everywhere I go, one of you has left me a present to marinate my butt in. Well, I’m tired of cleaning up other people’s piss.

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What a Batch of Kombucha Can Do For You (and How to “Start” Your Own)

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Jamie J. Hagen lives in Brooklyn and is a Contributing Editor for Autostraddleand writer for The Line Campaign.Follow her on twitter @jamiejhagen and visit her personal website for more of her work.
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When I was younger, I would often hang out with some kids from the nature center where I volunteered. Being around a family of ethically sensitive hippie types in Southeastern Oklahoma was a bit like heaven for me, but I never did understand the stinky and frankly startling brew the family drank everyday. Until now!

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Arsenic and Losing Face

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Scientists are all in a tizzy over the so-called arsenic-based bacteria NASA claims to have found in California’s Mono Lake (which Sara B. briefed us on earlier in the week), and those of us hoping for reassurance that we are not alone may have to take comfort in our well-worn E.T. VHS and our Aliens versus Predator comics. It would … Read More

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