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I am the cutest animal ever. Say it. SAY IT! (alanjacky/Thinkstock)
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The Science People Are Using Twitter to Find the Cutest Animal on Earth

So, the science people have started using Twitter to help find the world's most adorable critters. This was a good call on their part, as so many people have started Tweeting photos of the cutest little beasties you've ever seen!

So take a break from the political BS on your Facebook feed, and scroll through a million cute animal pictures on Twitter.

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Johnnie's not 11,000-year-old carving
This is totally not the real 11,000-year-old carving, it's the one I just made, but mine looks way happier than the old one does, so take that, ancient carving dude!
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Weird Sciencey Thing Wednesday – 11,000-Year-Old Statue Is Oldest Carved Thing Ever

A while back (1894 - okay, quite a while back), archeologists found this cool wooden column in a peat bog in the Ural mountains, and they saw immediately that it was old. I mean, really old. They eventually stopped standing around saying, "That looks really old", and did some science on it to determine it was 9,500 years old.

New sciencey stuff actually shows that it's much older. It's really 11,000 years old!

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Who DOESN'T love bubble wrap? (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Why Do We Love Bubble Wrap So Much? It’s Really Simple

I love it when I get a box in the mail. Not because I like to collect stuff, or have to have more things to clutter my apartment, but because there's usually some bubble wrap in the box! Who doesn't love the popping of the bubbles? Especially when you can sneak up behind someone in the office and scare the crap out of them!

Is there some kind of scientific explanation behind our love of popping bubble wrap?

Some believe things like it being an ancestral instinct or something that triggers memories of apes squashing bugs

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Paul Katz/ThinkStock
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Americans Poop $4 Billion Worth of Gold Annually and Scientists Want to Mine It

A new study has found that Americans might be pooping up to $4 billion worth of gold a year.

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Frenk Kaufmann/ThinkStock
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Scientists Have Created New Music Specifically For Cats [Audio]

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin and University of Maryland have created new music specifically for cats.

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Computer Learns on its Own How to Play and Win at Video Games [Video]

Scientists and computer programmers are pushing the envelope of everything right now, faster than ever before, and coming up with some of the most amazing things we've seen! Well, until about a month from now, when someone comes up with another amazing thing.

Check out the video above, where a programmer shows how a computer has learned how to play Breakout on its own, and then learned how to not only play the game, but strategize how to get the highest score possible!

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Awesome Video Lets You See an Explosion Shockwave [Video]

Okay, this is freaking bad ass. You see a lot of explosion videos, and even a lot of cool slo-mo explosion videos, but this is the first one I've seen where you can actually SEE the shockwave distorting the air as it travels!

Some crazy British guys used some PE4, which is a British military high explosive, so don't go trying this at home. Ever.

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Carl Court/Getty Images
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Woman Shares Her Theory On Where Fossils Come From [Video]

Fossils are bones. They are bones of previously-living animals that have since passed on to their eternal dirt nap.

But believe it or not, there are some people out there that just don't buy this simple FACT. This woman is one of them.

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Why Do Our Fingers Get Wrinkly in Water? Science Is Cool

Wandering aimlessly around the internet today, I found an article on our fingers, and the wrinklyness we experience when we get into the water for a long time.

Common "wisdom" makes us think that it's because we're swelling up after taking on water or something, or maybe the chemicals doing something to us. Seems like it would make sense, right?

Nope. Not the reason at all.

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Melissa M. Hurlbut/ThinkStock
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What If Science Documentaries Didn’t Rely on Actual Science? [Video]

Sometimes, when I watch these crazy science documentaries, I have moments where I wonder if it's all B.S., or if it's all real science. I mean, not being in those fields, how would I even know if they were making it all up?

Unless, of course, they used the words this guy does in his "Marvels of the Science" episode.

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Linsey Pollak/Facebook
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Turns Carrot Into Functioning Clarinet [Video]

The Ted Talks videos have become more and more popular over the past few years.

However, this has to be the most interesting one yet.

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D. Hester
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Watch Popcorn Pop in Awesome Super Slo-Mo

I love the crazy Russian science hacker geek dude.  

I have no idea what his name is, obviously, but I think the stuff he's doing on YouTube is fun, and made even more entertaining by his accent, and when he says "Eh...close enough!"

He's doing more Slo Mo Lab stuff, and has some really cool things shot in like 25,000 frames per second, so you can really see things happen. He also does what most other slo-mo shows don't do.

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