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Tolkien Gets Crater on Mercury | GeekDad | Wired.com

Tolkien Gets Crater on Mercury | GeekDad | Wired.com | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Geeks cried "Huzzah!" this week when, in a curious "worlds collide" collision between fantasy and science, a crater on the planet Mercury was named after J.R.R. Tolkien.
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To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science - Yahoo! News

To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science - Yahoo! News | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
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Creating With Kids – Fun #Frankenweenie #Movie Themed Science Experiments You Can Do at Home

Creating With Kids – Fun #Frankenweenie #Movie Themed Science Experiments You Can Do at Home | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
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Check out this bizarre pyramid-shaped object in deep space

Check out this bizarre pyramid-shaped object in deep space | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Weirdness-finder Planetkrejci has posted a new video of what he calls a "pyramid" or "structure" in space, which he found on WikiSky. What do you think it is?
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Check out this bizarre pyramid-shaped object in deep space

Check out this bizarre pyramid-shaped object in deep space | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Weirdness-finder Planetkrejci has posted a new video of what he calls a "pyramid" or "structure" in space, which he found on WikiSky. What do you think it is?
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Science writer Mary Roach: 'everything I learn is pretty shocking and weird' - The Verge

Science writer Mary Roach: 'everything I learn is pretty shocking and weird' - The Verge | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Science writer Mary Roach: 'everything I learn is pretty shocking and weird'
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For someone who never set out to write about science, Mary Roach has certainly proven herself up to the task.
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Why robots are ready for takeoff

Keller Rinaudo says smartphones, Wi-Fi and the cloud enable hackers to build the kind of robots we've dreamed of. (Romo, the next step in personal robotics.
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Mathematicians offer unified theory of dark matter, dark energy, altering Einstein field equations

Mathematicians offer unified theory of dark matter, dark energy, altering Einstein field equations | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
A pair of mathematicians have proposed a unified theory of dark matter and dark energy that alters Einstein's equations describing the fundamentals of gravity.
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Study finds computer, television screen time directly linked to childhood obesity - Herald Sun

Study finds computer, television screen time directly linked to childhood obesity - Herald Sun | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Study finds computer, television screen time directly linked to childhood obesityHerald SunThe UniSA study looked at 2200 children aged between nine and 16 years and found the length of time they spent in front of television and computer screens was...
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Jaw-Dropping Space Pics: UK Contest to Pick Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Jaw-Dropping Space Pics: UK Contest to Pick Astronomy Photographer of the Year | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Northern lights, glowing nebulas and a reddish moon are the subjects of finalist photos in the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year compettion...
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Tolkien Gets Crater on Mercury | GeekDad | Wired.com

Tolkien Gets Crater on Mercury | GeekDad | Wired.com | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Geeks cried "Huzzah!" this week when, in a curious "worlds collide" collision between fantasy and science, a crater on the planet Mercury was named after J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Bill Gates Wants a New Toilet and He's Willing to Pay for It | Wired Design | Wired.com

Bill Gates Wants a New Toilet and He's Willing to Pay for It | Wired Design | Wired.com | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation thinks the toilet is in need of a redesign. If you're anything like us, you may be scratching your head as to why. After all, the sturdy porcelain pot reliably soldiers through an average of 1,800 flushes a year.
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Astronomers Find Two Galaxy Systems Like Our Own | Wired Science | Wired.com

Astronomers Find Two Galaxy Systems Like Our Own | Wired Science | Wired.com | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
In the quest to prove we're not alone in the universe astronomers have at least proved the Milky Way isn't, according to a paper revealing the existence of two galaxy systems almost exactly like ours.
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Curiosity starts quarter-mile journey that could reveal secrets of Mars

Curiosity starts quarter-mile journey that could reveal secrets of Mars | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
The Martian rover is already sending back dramatic images that are changing our view of the Red Planet.
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Starburst Galaxy Could Illuminate Early Universe

Starburst Galaxy Could Illuminate Early Universe | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Newfound galaxy was spawning stars a billion years earlier than scientists thought was possible.
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Kids befriend robots at Cambridge science fair - New Scientist (blog)

Kids befriend robots at Cambridge science fair - New Scientist (blog) | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
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Adults outnumber robots here, and children outnumber everyone.
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Creating With Kids – Fun #Frankenweenie #Movie Themed Science Experiments You Can Do at Home

Creating With Kids – Fun #Frankenweenie #Movie Themed Science Experiments You Can Do at Home | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
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Kids befriend robots at Cambridge science fair - New Scientist (blog)

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Adults outnumber robots here, and children outnumber everyone.
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To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science - Yahoo! News

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Starburst Galaxy Could Illuminate Early Universe

Starburst Galaxy Could Illuminate Early Universe | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Newfound galaxy was spawning stars a billion years earlier than scientists thought was possible.
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25 innovative publications on environmental science and ecology ...

The innovative experimental data analysis, concepts, and generalizations in this article provide the fundamental elements of the new qualitative theory of biocontrol of water quality in a systematized form.
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Blue Moon Wows Observers Around the World (Photos)

Blue Moon Wows Observers Around the World (Photos) | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Amazing photos of the Aug. 31, 2012 blue moon were captured by skywatchers all over Earth.
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Curiosity starts quarter-mile journey that could reveal secrets of Mars

Curiosity starts quarter-mile journey that could reveal secrets of Mars | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
The Martian rover is already sending back dramatic images that are changing our view of the Red Planet.
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Alleyoop Partners with NASA and National Geographic to Bring STEM to Your Teen's Screen | GeekMom | Wired.com

Alleyoop Partners with NASA and National Geographic to Bring STEM to Your Teen's Screen | GeekMom | Wired.com | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
Innovative learning website Alleyoop.com, which launched in February with math, has partnered with NASA, National Geographic, and others to create a full-spectrum science program for students ages 13-17.
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5 Real Robots Made From Everyday Stuff | GeekDad | Wired.com

5 Real Robots Made From Everyday Stuff | GeekDad | Wired.com | Standing on the Fringe | Scoop.it
The popular image of robotics research involves big budgets, state-of-the-art technology and the latest materials. But in fact, a lot of cutting-edge research is done on the cheap, using things you probably have around the house.
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