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Quickies: Farting animals, skeptical health books, and sluttiness

11 books to read when your friend goes paleo (or adopts some other “natural” diet) – Definitely a reading list of interest to skeptics. Scientists on Twitter made a list …

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Quickies: Throwing shade, shadow maps, and child care scarcity

How to throw shade while still being intersectional – “Being a petty, shade-throwing intersectional feminist is about finding that sweet spot where humor and shade meet inclusivity.” Shadow maps show …

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Quickies: Trumpist dystopias, identity politics, and revenge porn

8 disabled women changing the world through politics – From Mary. Women and African-American SF writers created Trumpist dystopias because they were beta testing trumpism – “While some science fiction …

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Quickies: Dinosaur tail, homeopathic drug disclaimer, and badass women

First dinosaur tail found preserved in amber – “The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a …

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Quickies: Protest socks, the counter-protest that scared the KKK, and books for your reading list

The movement to send semen-soaked socks to anti-abortion lawmakers – “Under the name Cumrags for Congress, the project is meant to push back against a transparent effort to make women …

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Quickies: The myth of Patient Zero, Dr Oz and olive oil, and what Gamergate should’ve taught us about the alt-right

What Gamergate should have taught us about the alt-right – “The similarities between Gamergate and the far-right online movement, the “alt-right”, are huge, startling and in no way a coincidence. …

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Quickies: Gaming culture, funeral services for abortions, and structural racism

Three actionable ways to make gaming culture safer – “Whether you’re a game designer, artist or publisher; a store owner or event organizer; or individual gamer, you have the power …

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Quickies: The color of beauty, being “emotional,” and AI searches for cures

What is the color of beauty? – “A multibillion-dollar industry of skin-whitening products dominates the West African beauty market, creating a world of mixed messages for the women who live …

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