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[Guest Post] The Mystery That Isn’t: Jill Lepore’s “The Secret History of Wonder Woman”

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Dale DeBakcsy, who also blogs over at Mad Art Lab. If you aren’t familiar with the history of Wonder Woman, check out the Bitch …

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Quickies: Ferguson Link Roundup, HBO’s Scientology Movie, and Canned Food Drive Advice

Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine – “The NewLink vaccine is a based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits …

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Quickies: Brundibar, Terrence Howard and Domestic Violence, and Turning Chickens into Dinosaurs

Q&A With Emily Graslie – “Emily Graslie’s had a pretty big week. On Wednesday, the art-student-turned-star-science-communicator celebrated the release of the 100th episode of her popular YouTube series, “The Brain …

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Global Quickies: The Reaction to White “Saviors” in Africa, “Hunger Games”-Inspired Activism in Thailand, and Warnings for Teachers in China

AFRICA In pictures: A male feminist’s view on African women – “Photographer, blogger and poet Nana Kofi Acquah uses his travels around Africa to chronicle the lives of women at …

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Quickies: How Space Affects Men and Women Differently, Exploring Privilege in a Play, and Stop Saying “Drink the Kool-Aid”

Life in Space Affects Men’s And Women’s Health Very Differently – “Back in 2011, NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) — on the recommendation of the National …

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Quickies: Anti-Choice “Experts” Spreading Bad Science, the Scourge of Online Threats, and Why Anonymous Isn’t That Great

The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism – “As a narrow oral history, the book offers interesting anecdotes and insider information about a little-understood topic. But in arguing that Anonymous is an …

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Global Quickies: Sterilizations in India, Death Rituals in Liberia, and Wikipedia in Russia

WORLDWIDE Check out these Photos of the Week from In Focus. AFRICA Yes, Doctor, I Took My Anti-HIV Meds (But Really, I Didn’t) – “A study presented at an HIV conference …

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Quickies: Megachurch Melt Down, How “The Hot Zone” was Exaggerated, and Consent Explained by a Porn Star

How a Megachurch Melts Down – “What the dissolution of one of America’s fastest-growing churches means for evangelicalism.” How ‘The Hot Zone’ Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola’s …

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