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Quickies: Harassment, possible meteorite death, and undiscovered species

Harassment isn’t just about individuals, it’s about communities – “Someone we know as a “good person” is absolutely capable of harassing others. It does not mean you’re a terrible person …

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Quickies: Wearing hijab, prehistoric buzzsaw fish, and ancient arachnid erections

Yes, this prehistoric fish actually had a buzzsaw of spiraling teeth – “Nicknamed the “buzzsaw shark,” this 270 million-year-old creature is actually an extinct relative of the ratfish called a …

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Quickies: Brain folds, being a woman politician, and alternatives to resting bitch face

The simple physics of how the brain gets its folds – I now have a deep desire to grow gel brains. Lots of men don’t think rape is rape – …

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DNA
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Quickies: Genetic discrimination, anti-abortion zealots, and bios

DNA got a kid kicked out of school and it’ll happen again – “Colman has genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, and kids with the inherited lung disease can’t be near …

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Quickies: Heartmob, the restaurant industry, new Barbies, and seal whiskers

Hollaback launches anti-online harassment site, Heartmob – “Heartmob’s work is twofold: It acts both as a support network, and as a place to document harassment. According to the site, a …

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Brains
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Quickies: Schizophrenia breakthrough, women weightlifters, and the post-blizzard Senate

Schizophrenia breakthrough as genetic study reveals link to brain changes – “People are more at risk of schizophrenia if they inherit genes that lead to excessive loss of healthy brain …

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Quickies: Male sexual assault survivors, morphine in “herbal” cough syrup, and militants

Male survivors of sexual assault speak out – “On top of the erasure of men’s experiences of sexual violence, often the loudest men talking about men who have experienced rape …

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Quickies: Prison time for online crime, antivaxx to science, and a lurking planet

Washington state bill targets online shenanigans with prison time – From Amy. Learning the hard way: My journey from #antivaxx to science – From Ray. Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet …

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