Three-Year-Old Girl Schools Ellen DeGeneres on the Periodic Table of Elements

We may have just found the next great science communicator.

Three-year-old Brielle appeared on The Ellen Show yesterday to show off her thorough knowledge of the periodic table of elements, which she first started learning about six months ago. As if that weren’t enough to make most adults feel inadequate, she also knows all the states and their capitals, the countries in Europe and Africa, and the Presidents.

She’s really stinkin’ cute, too.



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The Church of England is Mad That Theaters Won’t Run a Pro-Prayer Ad Before the New Star Wars Film

Digital Cinema Media, a company that handles advertisements for many of the largest movie chains in the UK, has a simple policy against running religious and political ads before films. Why offend some paying customers just before they settle in for a couple of hours?

That’s why they rejected this minute-long ad from the Church of England promoting prayer:



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Aliens May Have Played a Role in Human History, Says This Book for Kids

It’s bad enough that the History Channel has a reputation for promoting complete nonsense, but a book on ancient aliens targeting children? Do you need any more proof that they have no educational mission whatsoever?



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Disease Promoter Jenny McCarthy is Mad That Charlie Sheen Didn’t Tell Her He Was HIV Positive

Jenny McCarthy, who played Charlie Sheen‘s love interest on several episodes of Two and a Half Men, is furious that the actor didn’t tell her he was HIV-positive when they worked together. Because, you know, she might have caught it in some way.

She made the remarks on her SiriusXM radio show:



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Candace Cameron Bure Attempts (and Fails) to Defend Creationism on The View

This morning on The View, co-hosts Joy Behar and Candace Cameron Bure (who happens to be Kirk Cameron‘s sister) got into a debate about Creationism.

Actually, to call it a debate is unfair, because Bure didn’t actually bother defending her Creationist beliefs.

The conversation began when the panel discussed Dr. Ben Carson and how one of his own advisers told the New York Times that Carson doesn’t really know anything about foreign policy.

Behar wanted to point out that she doesn’t find that surprising since Carson has also shown his ignorance with science and history. But the moment she said he “doesn’t believe in science,” Bure jumped in to explain why Carson’s denial of evolution is perfectly compatible with science.

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