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Quickies: Sarcastic Science, Having Kids is a Luxury, and Whitewashed Video Games

The Ethics of Sarcastic Science – “Every year the British Medical Journal publishes an issue of joke science. But years later, those papers are cited as real.” The Year Having …

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Cross Post: Trigger Warnings, Privilege and Making the World a Kinder Place

Ed’s Note: this post was originally written by Steph at Grounded Parents. Click through the link at the bottom if you want to read the whole post and leave a …

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Quickies: White Privilege, Love Actually, and Why You Don’t Need a “Boosted” Immune System

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists – “Role models portrayed as superhuman don’t always motivate students—instead, they risk discouraging kids who feel they can’t live up to the lofty standards.” …

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Quickies: End of the Year Lists, Wonder Woman’s Disappointing Debut, and the Serial/Ferguson Connection

25 Women Who Drove the Culture in 2014 – You won’t be disappointed by this list of awesome women. If you think someone was left out, leave that in the …

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Quickies: What Happens During a “Cleanse,” Male Rape Survivors Mistreated at SMU, and Eradicating Homophobia

When the Victim is Male – “Southern Methodist University violated Title IX when it failed to provide a “prompt and equitable response” to the alleged sexual assault of a male …

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Global Quickies: Norway’s Lucky Rabbit, Brazil’s Facebook Page for the Homeless, and Sudan’s Storytellers

GLOBAL Check out the Photos of the Week from In Focus! AFGHANISTAN Meet Afghanistan’s ‘Bruce Lee’ – “Just a few weeks ago, Abbas Alizada was a just another young Afghan …

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Quickies: The Prevalence of Gendered Toys, an Interview with Syed Family (from Serial Podcast), and Mexican Farm Workers

Product of Mexico – “Farm exports to the U.S. from Mexico have tripled to $7.6 billion in the last decade, enriching agribusinesses, distributors and retailers. American consumers get all the …

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Quickies: Meat for Vegans, Knowing Your Cellphone Rights, and Women in Science Who Died Because of Their Work

My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium. And It Killed Her. – “There is a common narrative in science of the tragic genius who suffers for a great reward, and the tale of …

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