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Quickies: Caterpillars and Wasabi, Whitesplaining About Slavery, and Erotica on E-readers

Just a Couple of Reminders What Life Was Like Before Vaccines – Polio insurance plans used to exist. Just consider that. Followup: a list of celebrities who don’t know anything …

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Quickies: Rainbow Logos, The Introvert/Extrovert Spectrum, and Placentophagy Studies

Dispatch From Charleston: The Cost Of White Comfort – “But thanks to something I experienced the previous night in Charleston, I couldn’t shake a paralyzing feeling: When black people and …

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Quickies: Gut Bacteria, Scientology, and Gendered Martyrdom

The (Accidental) Power of MOOCs – “Massive open online courses looked like they were on their way out—and then researchers discovered something curious about who’s participating.” Fox News’ shocking racism …

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Quickies: the Confederate Flag, Housing Segregation, and Prison Nurseries

I Will Not Argue About the Confederate Flag. – The Pro-flag activists preach “heritage, not hate,” but a historian calls them out on their bullshit. From the article, “Just about …

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Quickies: Tim Hunt, Conversion Therapy Ban, and Honey Badgers

You Can Thank Genetic Engineering For Your Delicious Cheese – “By any measure, the use of GMOs in the production of cheese is among the greatest feats of modern food …

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Guest Post: Why it’s okay to identify as a different gender but not as a different race

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post was written by Ginny Brown on the differences between gender and race identification and the recent uproar about Rachel Dolezal. She also has many links …

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Quickies: Queen Bee Syndrome, Rachel Dolezal, and Breakthroughs in Bioengineering

‘Queen Bee syndrome’: the myth that keeps working women in their little box – “The idea popularised by Heathers and The Devil Wears Prada, that successful women connive to keep …

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Quickies: Placentophagy, Gamergaters’ Latest Ethics Trolling, and How Privileged People React to Injustice

Gamergate’s Newest Nemesis Is A Canadian PhD Student – “Gamergate trolls attacked Natalie Zed when she compared them to Lord Voldemort’s minions.” From Amy. What to Expect When You’re Expecting …

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