gamers
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Quickies: Kids on gender in gaming, the Korean language divide, and faked study results

Inside the research that could change the perception of kids, gaming, and gender – “Among other things, the survey seemed to show that girls were much more invested in the …

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Human chromosomes
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Quickies: Editing the human genome, boobs, and planetary alignments

Francis Collins on CRISPR: “Designer babies make great Hollywood and bad science.” – “Two years ago, scientists quietly developed a technique known as CRISPR/Cas, which allowed them to edit DNA …

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textbooks
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Quickies: The religious right rewriting history, Dad bod, and Mara Wilson on mental illness

To religious right groups, the US is God’s favorite nation and has never done anything wrong – “The campaign to teach “intelligent design” in addition to evolutionary theory has long …

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Microscope
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Quickies: Science is flawed, birthright trips for Evangelicals, and MRA’s upset with Mad Max

Science is often flawed. It’s time we embrace that – “That science can fail, however, shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. It’s a human construct, after all. And if …

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Manicure
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Quickies: Working moms in America, nail salon workers, and airplane windows

John Oliver shows why it sucks to be a working mother in America – It’s just us and Papua New Guinea that don’t offer mothers paid maternity leave. Perfect nails, …

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Sea pig
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Quickies: Missing link found in deep ocean, a real-life replicator, and stop calling women nice

Under the sea, a missing link in the evolution of complex cells – “Scientists estimate that the first eukaryotes evolved about 2 billion years ago, in one of the greatest …

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Chlamydia-infected human epithelial cell
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Quickies: Chlamydia outbreak, newts, and slut-shaming Black Widow

Nice guy just trying to chat slashes woman when she laughs at him – Think of this before telling a woman to laugh off gross and creepy behavior. From Mary. …

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Beard competition
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Quickies: Leaving alt med, Satanists and abortion, and mis-reporting of feces in beards

An alternative medicine believer’s journey back to science – “The Laidlers are doctors, and their sons, Ben and David, had been diagnosed with autism. For several years, on the advice …

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