An Afghan child receives polio drops in Jalalabad province
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Skepchick Quickies, 5.30

We’ve almost finished polio eradication. But there is still work to do. MIT has developed needle-less injections. If women don’t get more interested in tech, they’re going to get left …

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Batwoman
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Skepchick Quickies, 5.23

Dealing with badly behaving speakers in the secular movement. Harold Camping’s doomsday followers a year later. (From Eric.) It’s not feminism that hurts men. Why I write strong female characters, …

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Brown-haired girl smiling with a tray of lollipops
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Skepchick Quickies, 5.21

Has a 13-year-old girl developed a cure for hiccups? “I think we have a government that considers science an inconvenience.” The Canadian government shuts down ‘groundbreaking’ freshwater research station. (From …

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Black Widow
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Skepchick Quickies, 5.14

GeekMom takes Mayim Bialik to task over her anti-vaccination stance. Could an IUD be the best emergency contraceptive around? How seriously male critics took Black Widow’s role in The Avengers. …

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MRI scan of a brain
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Skepchick Quickies, 5.9

“Sharf was apparently motivated by the concern that the as-yet-undiscovered creature could face extermination in the state.” On the legalities of shooting Bigfoot in Texas. (From Brad.) Count roadkill from …

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Man holding a lightsaber
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Skepchick Quickies, 5.7

The (not so) Thinking Moms’ (D)evolution’s Declaration. Are you worried you’re in a cult? Consult this handy guide. You may actually just be in a conga line. (From Andre.) Get …

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Skepchick Quickies, 5.2

Why does the woman behind the discovery of DNA’s structure still not get the recognition she deserves? Are highly religious people less motivated by compassion than non-believers? (From Ray.) Oklahoma …

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Young white woman holding up a baby
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Skepchick Quickies, 4.30

On women waiting to have children and the cultural as well as scientific barriers. (From Petr.) Controversy and Islamophobia surrounds a young woman’s murder in Dearborn, Michigan. (From Michael.) New …

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