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Quickies

Quickies: Muhammad Ali’s Magician, Coding While Black, and the Geek Feminist Revolution

Coding While Black: Hacking The Future Of The Tech Industry – “That sort of bias hit close to home recently for Code Start founder Rodney Sampson, and he recalls how …

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Feminism

Brock Turner’s Dad’s Response: It was just *one* rape!

Brock Allen Turner, a former Stanford student, was recently convicted of rape and received a paltry six-month jail sentence (plus probation). His name has been in the headlines not only …

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Quickies

Quickies: Angry Nerds, Medical Maggots, and Spaceship Sounds

Angry nerds bust Dan Aykroyd for liking movie they haven’t seen yet – “On one hand, it’s not exactly shocking that one of the executive producers of this new iteration …

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Quickies: Awkward Time Capsules, Therapy as a Hobby for the Wealthy, and Social Media Misogyny

11 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Having An Abortion – Sometimes, the feelings behind having an abortion are complicated. Sometimes, it’s relief mixed with guilt, and sometimes it’s more …

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Book Club

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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