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Brilliant to see how Code.org is making huge inroads in increasing gender, racial and socio-ecominic diversity through their educational programmes. We all stand to benefit from more diversity in STEM.

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The pressure to "publish or perish" has lead to a scary amount of junk science. We need Open Science now more than ever.

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Vale, the Queen of Carbon. 1700 scientific papers, 8 books, four national awards, dozens of honorary PhDs, she revolutionised modern materials science and the nanotechnology. (Oh and she was an immigrant.)

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An analog camera made with drinking straws in a multi-point array takes pointillist images. Beautiful!

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'Farm in a Box' - everything you need to start a self-sustaining farm from scratch, with just the land. I predict Agritech is going to be a huge business in the near future.

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Science is hard. Good science is really hard. And a scary amount of scientists are not very good at stats.

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Remember when all you needed to fix your own equipment was a toolbox and some elbow grease?

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Well over a thousand applications for mass production of pharmaceutical drugs have been cancelled after a government investigation uncovered endemic fraud - including fabrication of results, tampering, cherry-picking of data. In some cases, results were written before the trials even took place.

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An automated statistical checking bot found 13% of 50,000 scientific papers published in psychology journals contained potential issues.

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