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Quickies: Jesus Camp 10 years later, Star Trek, and privilege

The kids of Jesus Camp 10 years later – “The controversial 2006 documentary about an evangelical church camp outraged secular audiences, but its subjects have mixed memories.” From Alex. “Star …

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Quickies: Earthquake science, sex testing, and Iron Man

The “Holy Grail” for earthquake scientists has accidentally been destroyed – “Then, one early June day, a city crew decided to fix the faulty curb — pun intended. By doing …

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Quickies: Juno, microscopic Pac-Man, and hacking

A space pioneer is ready to track Juno for NASA – “Susan G. Finley began working on rockets before NASA existed. And now at age 79, instead of watching fireworks …

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Quickies: The value of a species, true crime, and the Marines

What is the value of a species? – On conservation and the rusty-patched bumble bee. “True Crime Addict” and the problem of internet sleuths – “…it seems as though we’ve …

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Quickies: Bird wings in amber, new helium stash found, and trans women politicians making history

Two working class trans women politicians make history in congressional primary wins – “For the first time, two trans women will be running for Congress under the auspices of a …

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Quickies: SCOTUS, Jesse Williams on racism, and Pat Summit

SCOTUS rules 5-3 in favor of abortion rights in major Texas case – “The majority opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, struck down the legislation mandating clinics have admitting privileges …

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Quickies: Women knights, slime molds, and sexist ads

“Game of Thrones” effect sees female knights jousting at English castles – Brienne of Tarth would be so proud. How slime molds make decisions – Really interesting and beautiful video …

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Quickies: Online safe spaces, treating obese patients, and an index of stinging insects

The sisterhood of the traveling safe spaces – “…in an Internet where every woman can find her own version of sisterhood?—?or, barring that, start her own?—?a jaded eye knows no …

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