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Quickies

Quickies: Poop Pills, Brain Foods, and the Cool Girl

Cure for Type 1 diabetes imminent after Harvard stem-cell breakthrough – “A cure for diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in …

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Quickies

Quickies: The Sassiness of Justice Sotomayor, Women in Science, and Clueless White Dudes

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hacking a “Sex Crime” – It would be nice if the headline was more like, “Everyone Else Calls a Blatant Sex Crime a “Photo Leak.” Anita …

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Skepticism

Quickies: The Broken Criminal Justice System, Catcalling, and Sexism in Hollywood

Before the Law – “A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life.” The Daily Show Has Finally Solved Catcalling – …

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Quickies

Quickies: Rumor Tracker, Gabby Giffords Refuses to be Pitied, and the Health Effects of Leaving Religion

Finally, the Useful New Website That Debunks Silly Internet Rumors in Real Time – “The ‘real-time rumor tracker,’ which is part of a journalism research project at Columbia University, launched …

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Quickies

Quickies: Campus Sexual Assault Revolution, Synthetic Biology, and Sexist Atheists

How My Chronic Pain Shaped My Views About Abortion – “There’s no correlation between being in favor of reproductive rights and having chronic pain. But these issues have a great …

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Book Club

Skepchick Book Club: Lost At Sea

Note: information about next month’s book are at the bottom of this post. ******* Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson …

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QuickiesSkepticism

Quickies: Ken Jennings’ Ableist Wheelchair Joke, Fighting for Birth Control, and ‘The Princess Bride’

Ugh: Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings tweets super offensive “wheelchair” joke – Hopefully by the time you read this, he will have issued an apology. (For some reason, though, I’m not …

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Quickies

Quickies: Trans TV Show, GoFundMe Bans Abortion-Related Funds, and Wonder Woman

In ‘Transparent,’ Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair – “Transparent is a comedy-drama that centers on a family and their lives following the discovery that their father, whom they’d known …

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