Happy February, everyone! Jen is busy hunting down groundhogs for her annual feastday tomorrow, so I’ve taken over the Quickies.
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure has bowed to internal pressure from anti-choice advocates and defunded Planned Parenthood. You can yell at Komen yourself on their forums, if you’d like, but also maybe consider donating more to Planned Parenthood. (via a lot of you!)
- 10-year old Clara Lazen randomly discovered a new molecule, which was published in a paper by her 5th grade chemistry teacher.
- Conspiracy theorists are more likely to believe factual contradictions, like how aliens and the government caused 9/11. FTR, I don’t agree with Mooney that this study is about facts correcting false beliefs. (Thanks, Roger!)
- A bistro owner asks Senator Stacey Campfield to leave the premises due to his suggestions that gay issues be banned from public schools and that it’s “virtually impossible” for HIV to be spread by heterosexual sex. Cue conservatives complaining that this act validates their desire to push LGBT people out of the public sphere.
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