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Apollo 11 mission on moon

Quickies: Lowest difficulty setting in action, 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, and prioritizing rape kits

The lowest difficulty setting in action – A 25-year study of children in Baltimore shows that even at the same low income level, straight white men still have it easier. Apollo 11 turns 45: A lunar landing anniversary retrospective – From Criticaldragon1177. Pro-life nurse sues family planning clinic for not giving her a job she refused to do – From mrmisconception. Sitting on ra... »

contrails

Quickies: Girls love science, chemtrails, and last names

Girls love science. We tell them not to – “A recent article argued that ‘biology and nature sway females away from science.’ Not so fast.” California county votes to investigate chemtrails – From bluebottle. Teen convinces high school to drop abstinence-only sex ed – From Criticaldragon1177. What happened when we gave our daughter my last name – “That mome... »

scientists at microscopes

Quickies: Sexual harassment in science, atheist wedding officiants, and mansplaining

Sexual harassment is rampant in science – “A new study reveals what women who work in science, technology, engineering, and math have known for a long time: sexual harassment and abuse in those fields is alarmingly widespread.” First woman finishes American Ninja Warrior course – From Donna. Federal judges ramming atheist wedding officiants down Indiana’s throat ̵... »

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Why does everyone feel so sorry for men accused of being predators? – “Why is it – in a culture purporting to take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously – that victims suffer more social punishment than their accused attackers?” Women-only eSports events do not mean there should be men-only ones – “Women-only events help this slightly by both removing... »

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Cracking the girl code in math and science – “I remember standing at the blackboard in front of the class, unable to solve an equation, while my teacher mocked me. This happened often.” A different path to fighting addiction – On alternatives to AA, especially secular options. From Ryan. Dawkins endorses anti-Muslim Twitter account – From Criticaldragon1177. The ping ... »

Quickies: Hedy Lamarr, the extinction of guinea worms, and bicycle face

Quickies: Hedy Lamarr, the extinction of guinea worms, and bicycle face

Docs slam rumors that migrants carry disease – “Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and “hysteria” that the unaccompanied children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever.” From Michael. Hedy Lamarr: Actor, inventor, amateur engineer – An episode of the Australian radio show The Science Show. From Ro... »

Quickies: Judge says rapist is not a “classic rapist”, male clinic escorts, and a field experiment on gender stereotypes and video game interactions

Quickies: Judge says rapist is not a “classic rapist”, male clinic escorts, and a field experiment on gender stereotypes and video game interactions

Judge says man who raped a sleeping woman is not a “classic rapist” – ““This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint,” Judge Michael Mettyear continued in his assessment of Setford. ”She was a pretty girl who you fancied. You simply could not resist. You had sex with her.”” From Sarah. What it’s really like outside an abortion clinic – A... »

Lionfish

Quickies: 12 year old scientist’s lionfish research, sexist leadership camp, and Bigfoot hair analyzed

12 year old girl credited with breakthrough in lionfish research – “Her research showing that venomous, highly invasive lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water was ultimately replicated and expanded upon by ecologists, who cited her in their published, peer-reviewed study on the topic.” From Sarah. Robin Thicke publicity stunt goes horribly wrong – Or horribly right, dep... »

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