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Quickies: Antibiotics from soil bacteria, can an atheist hold office in Texas, and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new talk show

Compound from soil bacteria may help fight dangerous germs – “Curiously, the researchers didn’t set out to find new antibiotics. Kim Lewis and his colleagues at Northeastern University in Boston …

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Quickies: The evolution of life, anti-gay campaign, and a newly found queen’s tomb

MIT science prof threatens to undo everything religious right holds dear – From Criticaldragon1177. Should we be outing conservatives who are on Grindr? – “In the more likely case that …

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Quickies: Women in STEM, hopes for the new year, and The Economist ignores women

Welcome to 2015 everyone! I hope it’s off to a good start for you all and that it will only get awesomer. Women in STEM: 2014 in review – From …

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Quickies: Living in space, nerd entitlement, and the inaccuracies of Exodus

5200 days in space – “An exploration of life aboard the International Space Station, and the surprising reasons the mission is still worthwhile.” On nerd entitlement – “Hi there, shy, …

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Quickies: Being an atheist on Christmas, the year of caring about online harassment, and Twitter threats

10 best things about being an atheist on Christmas – Creative decorating is my personal favorite. The “War on Christmas” is actually a war on atheist voices – It represents …

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Quickies: Domesticity, women’s fashion, and science visualizations

Against domesticity – “Whenever I speak to friends, and ask what they think of domesticity, many say they enjoy living with their partners or spouses. They say they love the …

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Quickies: Gender matters in computer science, “meninists,” and a product review of the knapsack of white privilege

MIT scientists demonstrate the hard way that gender still matters – ““We’re 3 female computer scientists at MIT, here to answer questions about programming and academia. Ask us anything!” we …

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Quickies: Dealing with death as an atheist, Obama on racism, and Anonymous

Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing To Do With God – Greta Christina’s new book is now out in ebook formats. It will be out in audio on Dec. …

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