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Quickies: Queer STEM, white fragility, and tracking diseases along the Silk Road

How queer scientists are shaping their future with a survey – ““Especially disappointing was when I would interview two people working in a similar field who had stories that essentially …

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Quickies: Defining sex, alcohol linked to cancers, and autism in the workplace

Finally a sanitary pad advertisement done right! – CN: Blood. Yup, that’s right, a sanitary pad ad that actually shows blood! From Veronica. What is a “male body?” – “The …

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Quickies: Cancer center advertising, Ghostbusters physics, and the world’s chicest cult

Cancer centers tripled ad spending in the last decade; are they pushing hope or hype? – “Over the last decade, direct-to-consumer marketing by cancer centers has soared, with much of …

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Quickies: Saving ferrets, Pokemon and anxiety, and subverting nudity in comedy

Government drones spray prairie dogs with M&Ms to help ferrets – “The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to make sure endangered ferrets stay safe from a deadly disease, so …

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Quickies: Harassment as hate crime, Snapchat filters freeing abuse survivors to speak out, and anti-suffragette postcards

Nottinghamshire police to record misogyny and harassment against women as hate crimes – “Nottinghamshire Police announced crimes ranging from harassment on the street to aggressive physical approaches will be recorded …

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Quickies: Women-led podcasts, Clue, Clinton, and bloomers

Women-led podcasts take a risk others won’t: Admitting they don’t everything – Most of my favorite podcasts are women-led: 2 Dope Queens, Serial, Death, Sex & Money, My Favorite Murderer, …

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Quickies: Jesus Camp 10 years later, Star Trek, and privilege

The kids of Jesus Camp 10 years later – “The controversial 2006 documentary about an evangelical church camp outraged secular audiences, but its subjects have mixed memories.” From Alex. “Star …

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Quickies: Earthquake science, sex testing, and Iron Man

The “Holy Grail” for earthquake scientists has accidentally been destroyed – “Then, one early June day, a city crew decided to fix the faulty curb — pun intended. By doing …

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