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Quickies

Quickies: First species to copulate, baby DNA, and an update to Jack the Ripper identification

According to scientists, sex was invented in Scotland – “A team of scientists in Australia believe that they’ve discovered the the very first species to ever reproduce via copulation—meaning they’ve …

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Quickies: Gamergate, spiders, and consciousness

Man who sparked gamergate says the movement is “for the best” despite harassment – Sure is easy to say that when you’re not the one being harassed! Brianna Wu on …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Ebola conspiracy theories, moral panic, and egg freezing

The anti-vaxxers are spreading Ebola conspiracy theories – According to the conspiracy theorists it’s either biological warfare OR it doesn’t actually exist. From miasma to Ebola: The history of racist …

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Quickies: Science jokes, NY Comic Con, and anti-psychic fliers

The true story of Stronzo Bestiale (and other scientific jokes) – The string of updates make it even better. From Daniela. Comic book world is becoming friendlier to women. Video …

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Quickies: Dark energy, cave paintings discovered, and “abrasive” women

On working with dark energy – “I was drawn to my project because I think it is outrageous – we are using a novel instrument technique to measure dark energy, …

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Quickies

Quickies: Nerd dating, Lovecraft, and bird hats

How to correct a date on nerd knowledge – It’s a choose your own adventure comic, even. GoDaddy CEO: Why women are turned off by the tech industry – From …

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Quickies

Quickies: Street harassment map, women pioneers of programming, and the Womansplainer

2.5 blocks of street harassment – A map of all of the street harassment that a woman received during 4 days of walking her 2.5 block commute on crutches. The …

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Quickies: Why are women more religious, monarch butterflies, and healthy eating

Why are women more religious than men? – “Those are basically your two choices as a woman: Become a feminist and accept the bleak fact that your hard work can …

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