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Bill Nye explains the rules of science

The Vagelos family is giving University of Pennsylvania a $13 million present to help the school create a new undergraduate program in energy research. As if helping students learn how to build solar powered cars isn’t enough, the program’s acronym is VIPER. Now we’re really jealous. (UPenn)

Barnard President D-Spar was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this past weekend. (PR Newswire)

Sportaneous, the startup that wants you out of Butler and onto your much-maligned feet, got their app featured in the NYTimes. Sportaneous may not have helped the Times reporter find a pick-up game, but it was responsible for some quaffle-throwing mischief on the lawns recently. (NYT)

The Tevatron, formerly the world’s largest particle collider and a symbol of America’s scientific dominance, has powered down for the last time. Now it’s up to the Europeans to discover the Universe’s secrets, so at least we know they’ll be well-fed as they do it. (Wired)

But changes in science don’t always have to benefit mankind. Nestle has unrolled a new commercial targeted at our best friend—dogs. Yes, dogs. (Reuters)

No matter what changes science throws our way, there’s always some good news. According to a group of neuroscientists, evil isn’t real. CC is gonna be so boring now. (Slate)

Your real 5th grade science teacher via Wikimedia Commons