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Quickies

Quickies: Felicia Day, creepy dudes, and NASA sounds

Felicia Day’s public details put online after she described Gamergate fears – “But just minutes after her post was made, a commenter with the username “gaimerg8” posted what they claimed …

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Quickies: Being swayed by the sciencey, Japanese government sued for sexism, and fat-shaming

People are more swayed by things that look sciencey – Graphs enhance the “truthiness” of results. From John. Japanese government sued in landmark case over “institutional sexism” – “The case …

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Quickies: First species to copulate, baby DNA, and an update to Jack the Ripper identification

According to scientists, sex was invented in Scotland – “A team of scientists in Australia believe that they’ve discovered the the very first species to ever reproduce via copulation—meaning they’ve …

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Quickies: Gamergate, spiders, and consciousness

Man who sparked gamergate says the movement is “for the best” despite harassment – Sure is easy to say that when you’re not the one being harassed! Brianna Wu on …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Ebola conspiracy theories, moral panic, and egg freezing

The anti-vaxxers are spreading Ebola conspiracy theories – According to the conspiracy theorists it’s either biological warfare OR it doesn’t actually exist. From miasma to Ebola: The history of racist …

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Quickies: Science jokes, NY Comic Con, and anti-psychic fliers

The true story of Stronzo Bestiale (and other scientific jokes) – The string of updates make it even better. From Daniela. Comic book world is becoming friendlier to women. Video …

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Quickies: Dark energy, cave paintings discovered, and “abrasive” women

On working with dark energy – “I was drawn to my project because I think it is outrageous – we are using a novel instrument technique to measure dark energy, …

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Quickies

Quickies: Nerd dating, Lovecraft, and bird hats

How to correct a date on nerd knowledge – It’s a choose your own adventure comic, even. GoDaddy CEO: Why women are turned off by the tech industry – From …

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