Soccer field
Quickies

Quickies: Women’s World Cup, race, cat vision, and Nobel laureate apologizes for “girls in the lab” comments

What’s happening at the Women’s World Cup, where the artificial turf is 120 degrees – “When the tournament kicked off Saturday, the temperature of the playing surface was reportedly 120 …

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Serena Williams
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Quickies: Serena Williams, tracking menstruation, and the glorification of masculinity

Every Serena Williams win comes with a side of disgusting racism and sexism – “In the moments surrounding her win, Williams was compared to an animal, likened to a man, …

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Pink pill, blue pill
Quickies

Quickies: Viagra for women, science fraud, and manspreading

“Viagra for women” is backed by FDA panel – “After an intense lobbying campaign, a federal advisory panel recommended approval of what would become the first drug to treat a …

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Quickies: Homeopathy, Ebola treatment, and an Easter egg

Australian doctors told not to prescribe homeopathic items as they “do nothing” – From Mary. Antidepressant Zoloft shows promise in treating Ebola – From Amy. Amy Schumer crashes Women’s Policy …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Summer reading lists, men haven’t adapted, and new marsupial species

Let’s talk (again) about diversity in publishing – Roxane Gay on how it’s not that hard to put together summer reading lists that don’t consist entirely of white men. Men …

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Galapagos' medium ground finch
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Quickies: Galapagos volcano erupts, another all male panel, and cliteracy

Galapagos volcano erupts, threatening species Darwin studied – From Amy. Denver ComicCon had a “Women in Comics” panel with no women on it – Thanks to everyone who shared this …

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Activated charcoal lemonade
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Quickies: Drinking charcoal, swatting conviction, and fisticuffs

Male Texas lawmakers nearly fistfight on House floor after GOP women defect from anti-abortion bill – The bill, which did not pass, would have banned insurance from covering abortions. Activated …

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Planthopper nypmh with butt sculpture
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Quickies: LGBT scouts, faith healing, and artistic insects

Boy Scouts’ chief says ban on gay adults is unsustainable – In the same week as the Girl Scouts officially welcome trans girls as scouts. Faith healing kills children – …

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