Sadly the Russian Sex-Geckos All Died in Space

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Sadly the Russian Sex-Geckos All Died in Space
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The geckos had been on a two-month mission launched to facilitate research on the effects of zero-gravity on reproductive systems.

Last week, Roscosmos announced abruptly that the mission had reached completion earlier than anticipated — after a mere 44 days.

The satellite landed in Orenburg on Monday afternoon amid widespread speculation on the crew of tiny cosmonauts' survival prospects. Upon cracking open the hatch, rescue teams discovered a tragic scene.

The Wizard Nebula

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The Wizard Nebula
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Via NASA:

Open star cluster NGC 7380 is still embedded in its natal cloud of interstellar gas and dust popularly known as the Wizard Nebula. Seen with foreground and background stars along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy it lies some 8,000 light-years distant, toward the constellation Cepheus.

How to Perfect the Chocolate Chip Cookie...With Science!

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How to Perfect the Chocolate Chip Cookie...With Science!
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Via Time:

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie recipe that pleased everyone…

There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's. It's science.

Be sure to check out the article to find out how!

This Teacher Gets to Keep Her Job?

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This Teacher Gets to Keep Her Job?
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Via Mercury News:

Alerted by one of her colleagues to the tweets -- which are laced with profanity and racist remarks -- the district disciplined teacher Krista Hodges with a written reprimand, and she continues to teach. Hodges has apologized, saying she meant none of it seriously. But some in the school community are stunned by the turn of events, given the alarming sentiments the teacher expressed.