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Quickies: Women Leaving Engineering, Fergusen, and a Star Trek Writer’s Response to a Homophobe

Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture – “From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees …

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Guest Post: Invisible Intersex

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post, by Amy, is about her experience with growing up as an intersexed individual. ****** Do you know someone who is intersexed? Would you be able …

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Quickies: Modern Sex Researchers, Virginity and Shame, and “Outrage Culture”

Meet the Modern-Day Masters of Sex – “Nobody plans on being a sex researcher when they grow up. Nobody plans to work a strain gauge between splayed legs as they …

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Guest Post: A Critique of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW)–Part 2

Editor’s Note: This piece from Rebecca (not our fearless leader, a different Rebecca) goes into the issues behind a program like Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia and why skeptics don’t get …

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Quickies: Mega Penguins, Tea Party Scammers, and Science Experiments on Vine

Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead – “Move America Forward has collected millions to send care packages to U.S. troops. But its assets have been used to …

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Quickies: Uganda and Anti-Gay Laws, Joss Whedon’s Biography, and RBG is Branded a “Misandrist”

Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court – “A Ugandan court struck down a punitive anti-gay law on Friday that has strained Uganda’s relations with the West, but the court …

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Quickies: Abortion and Junk Science, Quantum Cheshire Cat, and Facial Transplants

Senate Abortion Hearing Reveals Junk Science Behind Women’s Health Laws – “This month, a Senate committee held a hearing on whether to halt the growing number of state laws reducing …

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Quickies: Quantum Technobabble, Against “The Gays,” and Cats Against Feminism

Stop Using Quantum Mechanics as Evidence for Magic – “Quantum mechanics is a beautiful and still-controversial idea. It is rightly popular. What’s not right is the way people use it …

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