Skepchick Quickies 1.29
- The imperfect myth of the female poisoner – “If you actually bother to scroll back through famous poisoners of history or to check the crime statistics you will realize first that 1) poison is a gender-neutral weapon and, perhaps more central to my point, 2) a greater proportion of poisoners are men.”
- 3 years after inception, a DNA technique has yielded little success for police – The technique involves using “partial matches”, which are DNA profiles that don’t fully match but have enough similarity to suggest a familial relation.
- Suit reveals ties among radical abortion opponents – “A lawsuit against a Kansas woman who publicly proclaimed her admiration for the man who gunned down one of the country’s few late-term abortion providers is revealing the unwavering support a small group of radical anti-abortion activists has for the imprisoned killer despite an ongoing federal investigation into the 2009 slaying.” From CriticalDragon1177.
- One consequence of creeping – More reasons to love Jim C. Hines, the author who shows us just how ridiculous the poses of women on fantasy novel covers are.