8 Things You Need To Know This AM

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A female astronomy professor's work was picked up by lots of global press only to have the media get her gender wrong. We wish we were kidding. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Pluto is blowing space scientist's minds: The tiny planet, which is 3 billion miles away, actually contains ice mountains as big as the Rockies. (NPR)

Doris Payne, an infamous jewelry thief who could be your grandmother, is at it again. Police put stores in North Carolina on high-alert after receiving a tip that she allegedly stole a $33,000 engagement ring. (People)

Twitter users celebrate #MandelaDay with inspiring messages, quotes, and heartfelt wishes. (Mashable)

Buckingham Palace isn't too pleased after a 1933 film of the Queen surfaced showing her being taught the Nazi salute. (BBC)

An Austin police officer who pulled a woman over for what appeared to be talking on her cell phone actually ended up saving her life after she choked on a biscuit. (The Huffington Post)

The Cobra who got loose and killed a teenager this weekend in Austin has believed to have been found dead, thank goodness. (USA Today)

Cyclist Chris Froome was alledgedly doused with urine and called a "doper" during Stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday. (CNN)

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