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Because It Was Bound to Happen, Neil deGrasse Tyson Responded to B.o.B. About the Flat Earth Thing
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He even took time to explain the science behind a few examples of 'proof' of a flat Earth and why they are so, so wrong. 





UPDATE to the update, B.o.B. has just released a song aimed directly at Neil deGrasse Tyson and all about the flatness of Earth. NSFW Warning: This song contains a few words that are not appropriate for the scientific community.

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Have you checked your pinky for deformities lately?  Go ahead, we'll wait....
If you noticed a dent or curve in your pinky finger and you own a smartphone you may have 'smartphone pinky' from holding your phone too much. 

Great, one more thing to worry about. 


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Except, don't worry about this. Your pinky finger is probably totally normal. 


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According to Popular Science, it's most likely a natural curve of the pinky that a lot of people have or a dent that will go away just like the lines on your face after sleeping face down on your pillow. At worst, it could be a repetitive strain injury from something other than just holding your phone but you would probably know the difference because your pinky would likely also be in pain. In which case you should see a doctor, but not because your smartphone is deforming you. 

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What are these glorious golden space swirls? According to NASA, who captured this video with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), this happened when a dark solar filament erupted and caused a chain reaction.They call these cascading magnetic arches because what you see here is a lot of particles spinning around the sun's magnetic field lines. 

Here's a video where you can see what a dark solar filament looks like. The darker area, almost in the shape of a circle is it. Filaments are plasma held above the sun's surface by magnetic forces. 




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This is one of the largest new dinosaurs ever discovered. It's so new, it hasn't even been formally named by paleontologists.  It probably weighed about 70 tons.  Now a cast of the bones is on display at the American Museum of Natural History. 

Here's a video of how they put it all together: 

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If this isn't the pinnacle of modern day science then we're not sure what is. In an act of fearlessness Reddit User, Titantool, opened the floor to any and all questions that internet users might have about life with a penis implant.

He was involved in a near-fatal accident five years ago, in which he sustained many broken bones, and also a back injury that caused partial paralysis. He can now walk a little, but still has partial paralysis, which includes bowel, bladder, and sexual function.

Thanks to modern medical innovation and a very talented surgeon, he can now inflate a full erection.

The penis implant looks like this:

The images shared are NSFW, you can check 'em out here:

One of the more colorful questions asked was whether the testicle that's a plastic ball, feels like a plastic ball?

He answered:

She says it feels weird. I agree. It took me quite a while to get over that feeling of a third ball in my scrotum. It's avery unique feeling to it. It has texture so you can hang on to it better when inflating.

'It's firm but squishy though and not hollow feeling. It only feels hard when the tubes are full of saline and you can't squeeze anymore in there.

Of course some folks had to know whether he gained, or rather lost any length in the process. He answered candidly as usual, writing that he lost a little length and now measures in at five inches.

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You better watch out,

You better not cry,

You better not shout in fear,

Boston Dynamics is showing you why,

Robot Reindeer are here!



Boston Dynamics, the makers of some of the most advanced robots on Earth, uploaded this seemingly-innocent Holiday video. Astute Futurama viewers are aware that we are now one-step closer to the evil that is Robot Santa.



Have fun staying inside and hiding from Robot Santa this Christmas Eve (just in case)!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter recently to toy with some earthlings, challenge, nitpick, and critique a series of scientific inaccuracies in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'


He's done this in the past with other movies like 'Interstellar,' and quite frankly, it's a bit of an unbecoming buzzkill. Tyson doesn't care though, and claims some of the audience will watch sci-fi films for ideas on what to invent for future days.

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