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After remarks by British biochemist Tim Hunt went viral – specifically that women in science can’t take criticism, and cry and fall in love too much to be useful – women around the world working in science thoroughly criticized the Nobel scientist on Twitter, starting the hashtag “distractingly sexy” on Twitter to mock the scientist’s belief that girls in labs are trouble.

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Social media in 2015 has a massive influence worldwide – Facebook has well over a billion users, Twitter has over 200 million users, Instagram has 300 million and newcomer Snapchat is nearing 200 million users.

Because of these enormous numbers, social media has become a way of life in 2015. If you’ve got a message to send, social media is the way to do it. Amid the tweets, snaps and likes, Texas Tech is using social media to get heard – and using it well, according to a new ranking by social technology tracker Engagement Labs.

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Update, 3:42 p.m.: A federal jury in Boston unanimously sentenced Dzhokar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. 

Earlier this week, a federal jury in Boston found accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts against him. The trial now moves to the sentencing phase, where a jury will decide between life in prison without the possibility of parole, or the death penalty. 

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Nepal is the home to eight of the world's 14 tallest mountains. But beneath the peaks of the Himalayas, a disaster was waiting. 

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, along with many surrounding villages. The death toll, nearly two weeks after the quake, nears 8,000.

The destruction hits close to home for a small community of Texas Tech students who hail from the mountainous country between India and China.

On this edition of Inside Texas Tech:

Host Robert Giovannetti sits down with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe to discuss how climate change is affecting West Texas.

Then Dr. David Weindorf talks about a trip to Alaska that he will be taking this summer.

Watch the full episode below and tune in Thursdays at 7:00pm on KTTZ-TV.

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