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Is there anything a man isn't willing to mansplain to an unsuspecting woman? Men have tried to explain comedy, literature, and my own body to me. Thanks, dudes, but I've got all those subjects covered.

One mansplainer learned the hard way that these days, women can do anything — even astrophysics. Katie Mack is an astrophysicist/cosmologist and freelance science writer. She knows what she's talking — or rather, tweeting — about. Apparently, someone didn't read her bio.

The doomed mansplainer enters.

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Each and every day, 23 people are killed by landmines all over the world. That's almost one per hour — and half of those are children, according to The Guardian.

During times of war, landmines are deadly killers. After the war is over, landmines are left behind to kill people even when there's no more enemy. But thanks to the efforts of a brave group of women in Angola, landmines are less of a threat and the community is a safer place.

Between 1975 and 2002, Angola was engaged in a civil war following their independence from Portugal. During the war, many men in the region were killed, and now this group of women are the ones dealing with the aftermath. "People might say it is not work for women, but we can do what men can do, we just need to believe and be strong — this is what I am doing," Olimpia Nduva Chicoma Dala told Global Citizen.

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Olive trees have been considered a symbol of immortality dating back to ancient times, but one olive tree might actually be immortal.

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What would happen if everyone suddenly became vegetarian?

It would change our economy and our environment in drastic ways.

“What if everyone in the world was suddenly a vegetarian—what effect would it have on our lives and on the planet?”

The team over at AsapScience break this question down in a new video.

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Biologist repopulated rare butterfly species in his backyard all by himself

Proof that one man can make a difference after all.

If you think your conservation efforts aren’t going to do anything because you’re “just one person,” think again. One man single-handedly brought back an entire population of butterflies.

The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly (or Battus philenor hirsuta), native to San Francisco, began to disappear in the 20thcentury when the city was developing. Eventually it became rare to see their bright blue wings flapping around the city. Now, there’re making a comeback thanks to Tim Wong, an aquatic biologist at the California Academy of Sciences.

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A massive ‘stampede’ of dolphins spotted off California coast.

“This breathtaking behavior can happen at any time and without any apparent cause.”

A megapod of dolphins, often referred to as a “stampede,” was spotted off the coast of Laguna Beach, California swimming alongside a boat of onlookers for 25 minutes, the BBC reports.

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