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Shakespeare in the Time of the Apocalypse

A popular question in fiction is, what would the world look like if society collapsed? Whether it’s through war, disease, famine, alien destruction, it all goes back to human nature. …

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Quickies: Hillary’s “Woman Advantage,” How The Media Avoids Saying Penis, and Banana Flavoring

David Miscavige’s Father Exposes Scientology’s Cruelest Policy – “An ex-Marine who had modest success as a musician and a salesman, Ron Miscavige introduced his family to Scientology and spent more …

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Quickies: Transgender Choruses, the Fallibility of DNA Testing, and How Technology is Helping People with Disabilities

The False Promise of DNA Testing – The science of DNA testing is only as reliable as the humans who operating the sample collection and testing equipment, as more people …

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Quickies: Are GMOs Overrated, Naturopaths Lobby to be Mainstreamed, and Ice Cream Wars

GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists Say – “The committee also found that GMOs, as promised, have allowed farmers of some crops to spray less …

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Quickies: Sexy Headless Women of Hollywood, Angry Bible Woman, and When to Use Fancy Salt

Why the Victorians Were So Terrified of Death by Poison – “This fear was driven partly by obsessive newspaper coverage of sensational poisoning cases, but as Linda Stratmann makes clear …

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Quickies: Free Love Communes Powered by Sex, the Alleged “Long-Lost Mayan City”, and Epigenetics

Why scientists are infuriated with a New Yorker article on epigenetics – “There are a lot of challenges in science writing, but one of the main ones is this: Research …

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Quickies: Tits, Worshipping Atheism, and How To Be Cool (as an 80’s Gamer)

How to be Cool (According to a Video Game Magazine From 1982) – “The four-page photo article follows ‘Art Cater’ (‘arcader,’ get it?) as he bumbles his way through a …

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Quickies: Abstinence Doesn’t Work, Biggest Loser Weight Study, and Turning Off Period Pain

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work? – “Many health officials consider PEPFAR a succes. It is credited with giving lifesaving HIV drugs to …

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