Aricebo radio telescope
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Quickies: SETI, Lucy, and encouraging a young entomologist

SETI investigating radio signal from a star system 94 light-years away – “A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks …

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Quickies: Diversity in science journalism, how racism works, and Paralympians

Including diverse voices in science stories – “According to the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), a nonprofit effort to track women’s representation in media stories, women are the central focus …

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flowers
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Quickies: Leslie Jones, protesting gun laws with dildos, and abusive behaviors

They want to destroy Leslie Jones – “But to the racist, misogynist internet, just letting Jones and her fans enjoy this moment could not stand. You see, Jones is black, …

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Mushrooms
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Quickies: Sexism and Hillary Clinton, gamers with disabilities, and blocking bitter tastes

A disturbing history of all the sexism Hillary Clinton has endured – “Here’s what I’ve realized: It’s not political radicalism or bitter partisanship that has made conservatives, some on the …

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TOM pads
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Quickies: Oxygenating maxi pads, negging women in sports, and spitfires

The century-old art of negging women in sports – “By winning the women’s national tennis championship from Miss Bjurstedt in the Thanksgiving Day tournament at the Long Beach, Cal, Mrs. …

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Women scientists
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Quickies: Sexual harassment in science, slut shaming, and the era of the bitch

Are you a sexual harasser and a scientist? We have some questions… – ” Over the last several years, a rising tide of science journalists, many (though not all) of …

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Comb jellyfish
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Quickies: Burkini banning, teacher salaries, and pooping jellyfish

The burkini is banned in Cannes, France for the most Islamophobic, misogynistic reason – “To make matters worse, Cannes’ Head of Municipal Services Thierry Migoule made the unfair connection with …

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Greenland shark
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Quickies: Diversity in science fiction, the physics of gymnastics, and a 400 year old shark

400-year-old Greenland shark is oldest living vertebrate – “Grey, plump and growing to lengths of around five metres, the Greenland shark is one of the world’s largest carnivores. With a …

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