Banned books
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Quickies: Banned books, gender in politics, and Science Babe

The most banned and challenged books of 2014 – The ALA notes, “attempts to remove books by authors of color and books with themes about issues concerning communities of color …

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Food Babe
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Quickies: Science reporting ethics, Zoe Quinn attends Congressional briefing, and Karlie Kloss’ coding scholarship

How should journalists cover quacks like Dr Oz or the Food Babe? – “How do you communicate to a popular and deeply flawed messenger of health concerns, such as a …

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Pills
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Quickies: Health disparities, conflicts of interest at the FDA, and mystery radio signals

Genes don’t cause racial-health disparities, society does – “Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.” From Will. …

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pizza
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Quickies: Dude social fallacies, pizza and intersectionality, and “religious liberty”

Dude social fallacies – “It started out in reference to the Geek Social Fallacies, but apparently the idea of Dude Social Fallacies hit a bit of a sore spot for …

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Sea Turtle
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Quickies: New alternative to antibiotics, anti-abortion group plan backfires, and the Hugo Awards

Turtle therapy may help develop alternative to antibiotic treatments for humans – “Sick or injured turtles were usually given a course of antibiotics, but researchers found the antibiotics killed off …

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Fennec fox kit
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Quickies: Diversity, Boy Scouts hire an openly gay man, and NASA’s future deep space exploration

The double standards of diversity – “Equality and diversity aren’t just ideas, but they should be values that we are practicing fearlessly and continuously. We should be holding the privileged …

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Moon
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Quickies: Don’t blame the moon, condoms, and being a feminist ally

Stop blaming the moon, says UCLA scientist – “Even though a 40-year-old UCLA study demonstrated that the timing of births does not correlate in any way with the lunar cycle, …

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Cow
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Quickies: Anglo-Saxon medicine, Trevor Noah, and space burial

Anglo-Saxon remedy of cow bile, garlic, and onion kills MRSA – “Microbiologists were astonished to find that not only did the salve clear up styes, but it also tackled the …

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