Illustration of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
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Skepchick Quickies, 4.25

Your logical fallacy is …. A handy, web-based guide. Should a dateless teen be banned from prom? (From Kirsten.) From Penny Arcade: bullying, misogyny and hate speech that occurs within …

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Female scientist testing equipment
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Skepchick Quickies, 4.23

Cryobots could drill into icy moons with remote fiber-optic laser power. I couldn’t improve on that sentence if I tried. Kids narrate the lives of wild animals for “Planet Earth”. …

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Cartoon of a blue male figure and two pink females, with one revealing a blue undertone
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Skepchick Quickies, 4.18

“About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country’s north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female …

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Santa character sketch for Super-Powered Revenge Christmas
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Skepchick Quickies, 4.16

Intelligence and other stereotypes: the power of mindset. Interview with Sanal Edamaruku on the recent blasphemy harges against him in Mumbai, India for exposing a fake “miracle” claim of the …

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Text quote from little girl's letter to Einstein
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Skepchick Quickies, 4.11

Einstein’s advice to a little girl who wants to be a scientist. Tennessee ‘monkey bill’ becomes law. The science behind NYC’s new cabs. Genius lady scientist and radioactive superhero, Marie …

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Skepchick Quickies, 4.9

Hey, remember the “ovulating strippers make more money” thing? Turns out it probably isn’t reliable. (Via Jezebel.) Why some Civil War soldiers glowed in the dark. Are boys behaving more …

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Women in cold weather gear beside sign for South Pole
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Skepchick Quickies, 4.4

7 extreme female explorers. Arizona bill could criminalize Internet trolling. (From Michael.) Don’t die in Falciano del Massico – it’s illegal. The periodic table, in order: the song.

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Space shuttle on ground
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Skepchick Quickies, 4.2

Decommissioning the space shuttles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report U.S. kids with autism up 78% in past decade. Friendly warning: you probably don’t want to read the …

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