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Skepchick Quickies, 3.5

Need to solve a problem? Just put on a lab coat. The Bronx Zoo Monkey House is no more, due to evolving exhibitry based on better understanding of animals. Everyone …

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Skepchick Quickies, 2.29

NPR talks to Neil deGrasse Tyson about why exploring space still matters. Prosthetics breakthrough might fuse nerves with fake limbs. (From Vernon.) Are rich people more likely to behave badly? …

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Skepchick Quickies, 2.27

An out-of-body experience could just be a beat away in Virginia. (From Ubi.) Women in India can now retain their maiden name after marriage. (From Praveen.) Utah bill bars sex …

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Skepchick Quickies, 2.20

The 8 stupidest defenses against accusations of sexism. (From just about all of you.) Why patriarchal men are utterly petrified of birth control – and why we’ll still be fighting …

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Skepchick Quickies, 2.15

When scientists choose motherhood. Considering “why men are so violent”. Science behind ponytail revealed. (From Donnie.) Wanted: Rosie the Programmer.

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Skepchick Quickies, 2.13

Nine lost treasures – and why science wants them back. Biology doesn’t support gay marriage bans. A collection of biographies/essays by indian women in science, recounting their experiences in male-dominated …

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Skepchick Quickies, 2.8

Janice Voss, veteran of 5 space shuttle flights, dies at 55. (From Michael.) ‘Oldest living thing on earth’ discovered. (From Jim.) Expedition 30 astronaut Don Pettit uses knitting needles and …

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Skepchick Quickies, 2.6

Your state sucks at science. Do selfless acts by men increase when attractive women are nearby? What is the role of technology in human trafficking? You can again name a …

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