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Quickies: Hallucinations, transphobia, and the Human Cell Atlas

Hospital ward gripped by mysterious hallucinations after 5 fall ill – “This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and …

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Quickies: Locker rooms, conversational computing, and a virus with spider DNA

Why I’m scared of white women – “Under this strange gaze, I saw white girls get away with arbitrary racism without scrutiny. Like their celebrity counterparts (Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, …

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Quickies: Trans lives, the privilege of running, and feminine Pokemon

The tragic deaths and magnificent lives of trans people – “Even if the larger public does not worry about or account for our deaths, the trans community holds these losses. …

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Quickies: If catcalls were compliments, fake police, and power poses

If catcalls were really just compliments – “If catcalls were compliments, the intent would be to uplift the other person and not uplift your own sense of power and sexual …

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Quickies: Kidney stones, sinister seductresses, and gender neutral dress codes

Kidney stones? Science suggests heading to Disney World – “With the help of a 3D printed model kidney and a backpack, new research published today backs up the notion of …

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Quickies: The science of chronic fatigue, actors with disabilities in Hollywood, and corn mazes

How bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome – “The analysis shows that if you’re already getting standard medical care, your chances of being helped by the treatments are, …

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Quickies: Tardigrades, editing DNA, and “failed marriages”

Angelina’s divorce shows how “failed marriages” are failing us – “With longer lives, people and their priorities change. If you can only count to living well until 40, then getting …

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Quickies: Women atheists, girl activism, and Terrible Men

Women atheists are genuinely considered monsters – “A lot of times, secularists want to imagine themselves as wonderful progressives in a really pure and clear way—that they’ve been on the …

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