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    Pluto’s Apparent Planethood

    New stories about the former planet Pluto popped up in my news feed again this week. It has now been over a decade since the definition of what qualifies as a planet was voted over, but this is still a controversial issue to many. I too got a special place in my heart for Pluto, but should what astronomers classify…

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    BREAKING: Starbucks to build on Pluto, universe rejoices

    @DrRubidium Maybe 20. ;) — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) July 14, 2015 Plutoppuccinos FOR EVERYBODY!!! #PlutoFlyBy FTW!!! ___________ Featured image is our beautiful Pluto, credited to NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute, from NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter. Neither NASA nor Starbucks have any actual plans for a Starbucks on Pluto. ALLEGEDLY.

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  • Science

    Just a Few Days Away From #NewHorizons Pluto Flyby!

    This is an exciting time for space travel because for the first time in history a spacecraft will have traveled from Earth all the way to Pluto and will be sending us back data and images from our most beloved dwarf planet from super-duper close up!   If you are on twitter I highly recommend checking out the hashtag #NewHorizons. As…

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    ICYMI: February 17 – February 23 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! It’s such a wonderful day! Or at least it will be after your brain soaks up this Skepchick Network awesomeness. Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Diversity of Locomotion Ine continues here investigation of the diversity of life by looking at how animals move around. Atheism and Morality: Good without God? Does God define morality? Protecting the Young Protects No One…

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