New York City
Quickies

Quickies: Street harassment, the colors of blood, and science for her

10 hours of walking in NYC as a woman – In case you haven’t seen it yet, here it is. Also, there’s some problems with it. Also, the actor’s been …

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Quickies: Bat extinction, Jian Ghomeshi, and FMLA

The secret bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and extinction – Bug Girl on bats. The Jian Ghomeshi allegations are not about BDSM, they are about consent – “Jian Ghomeshi, host of …

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Quickies: Felicia Day, creepy dudes, and NASA sounds

Felicia Day’s public details put online after she described Gamergate fears – “But just minutes after her post was made, a commenter with the username “gaimerg8” posted what they claimed …

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Quickies: Being swayed by the sciencey, Japanese government sued for sexism, and fat-shaming

People are more swayed by things that look sciencey – Graphs enhance the “truthiness” of results. From John. Japanese government sued in landmark case over “institutional sexism” – “The case …

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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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