Physics pasta
Quickies

Quickies: Physicists and pasta, Nature free to view, and Terry Crews on modern masculinity

Physicists invent most annoying shape of pasta to demonstrate new state of matter – “To illustrate how ring-shaped polymers can intertwine in complicated ways, they’ve created anelloni, AKA the most …

READ MORE →
Girl scientists
Quickies

Quickies: Girls and science, the right to restrooms, and no one wants Julien Blanc in their country

On getting girls interested in science – “Here’s the big misconception: girls don’t need help getting interested in science, the scientific fields need help retaining girls in science. We are …

READ MORE →
Tasmanian devil pups
Skepticism

Quickies: Abortion doctors, speculum design, and Tasmanian devils

US abortion doctors speak out – “Curtis and Glenna Boyd have worked in US abortion clinics ever since Roe v Wade made the practice legal in 1973. Forty years on, …

READ MORE →
lego wedding figures
Quickies

Quickies: Career-ruining husbands, church says federal laws don’t apply, and Barbie the feminist hacker

Children don’t ruin careers, husbands do – “A new study of Harvard Business School graduates…shows that high-achieving women are not meeting the career goals they set for themselves in their …

READ MORE →
Peaches
Quickies

Quickies: Smelling like a peach, prank on neo-Nazis, libertarian misogyny, and a bonus song

Male startup founders think your vagina should smell like a ripe peach – “According to Inc. magazine, two male bio-hackers just “previewed plans for a new probiotic supplement that will …

READ MORE →
bible
Quickies

Quickies: Altered Bible verses, softball, and Saartjie Baartman

Bible verses where the word “Philistines” has been replaced with “haters” – “His father and mother replied, ‘Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? …

READ MORE →
Emperor tamarins
Quickies

Quickies: Sexist sexual imagery, Marines open combat jobs to women, and how little anti-vaxxers have changed since the 19th century

Notes from a pornographer on sexist sexual imagery and behavior – “The idea that sex-positivity and sexual liberation means everybody expressing every sexual thought and acting on every sexual desire, …

READ MORE →
Ebola virus
Quickies

Quickies: Ebola’s history, pasteurizing breastmilk via smartphone app, and earthquake scientists’ convictions overturned

How “The Hot Zone” got it wrong and tales of Ebola’s history – “Ebola is not like how it’s portrayed in the book. People do not dissolve. Their internal organs …

READ MORE →