Mars
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Quickies: Planetary protection officer, giant squid dissection, and Wonder Woman

Meet NASA’s one and only planetary protection officer – “Her job is to ensure that NASA and other U.S. organizations that journey into space adhere to the regulations put in …

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Quickies: Sugar substitutes affect gut biome, gaming award show bomb threat, and how hip-hop can help humanism

Sugar substitutes linked to obesity – “This is the first work to suggest that sweeteners might be exacerbating metabolic disease, and that this might happen through the gut microbiome, the …

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Hell
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Quickies: American hell, a complex majority, and sex slavery in the US

Damnation, American style: How American preachers reinvented hell – “Fire and brimstone survived the Enlightenment and prospered at the dawn of the American republic — but why?” From Criticaldragon1177. A …

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Quickies: Solidarity with Columbia rape survivor, vaccination in LA, and a father’s opinion

Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress – Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her dorm mattress around everywhere for as long as her rapist continues to be …

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justice
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Quickies: Women penalized for achievements, lying about slavery, and why we’re winning the culture war

In some jobs, past achievements may work against female workers – “London Business School researchers find that the more competent and accomplished women are, the worse their performance evaluations — …

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Quickies: Educating men about rape, Redditor who spread nude celeb photos wants privacy, and women’s roles on TV

Educating our young men about rape – “I believe that if we want to change behavior, we need to train young men to recognize sexual assault when it occurs and …

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Pygmy hippo mom and baby
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Quickies: New US CTO, Viking women warriors, and women physicists

Obama’s new CTO pick is a massive win for women in tech – “The United States has appointed a new chief technology officer and, in turn, women across the country …

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Quickies: Family dinners, switching off autoimmune diseases, and Reddit charity donations returned

Let’s stop idealizing the home-cooked family dinner – “Beyond just the time and money constraints, women find that their very own families present a major obstacle to their desire to …

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