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Quickies

Quickies: Carrie Fisher, Martians, and Prisoners’ Rights

“Stop telling me I’m poisoning my kids”: Food crusaders, sancti-mommies and the rise of entitled eaters – “I was an all-organic, clean-eating, sugar-free mom, too. It drove my family insane …

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Quickies

Quickies: “Political Correctness” and Free Speech, Jessica Jones, and Wasp Research

James Deen’s Alleged Assaults Were Ignored, Laughed Off by Casts and Crews – Deen was high-fived by crew members for actually raping a porn actress on the set. (CN for …

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Quickies: The Illusory Truth Effect, Randall Munroe Interviews Chris Hadfield, and Alien Runways

You Are More Than 7 Times As Likely To Be Killed By A Right-Wing Extremist Than By Muslim Terrorists – “Though terrorism perpetrated by Muslims receives a disproportionate amount of …

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Quickies

Quickies: Paid Paternity Leave, Getting a Green Card in America, and The Future from the 1800s

Carly Fiorina Calls Planned Parenthood Shooter a ‘Protester,’ Decries ‘Left-Wing Tactics’ – There’s not much to say except: linemouth. Chiraq And The ‘Sex-Strike’ Myth – “One might as well claim …

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Quickies: IRS Scams, Flu Shot Myths, and Changing Human Experimentation Rules

A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments – “To protect people participating in medical research, the federal government decades ago put in place strict rules on the conduct …

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Quickies: Flipping the Bird, Scott Adams Has Horrible Opinions, and Lawrence Krauss

We Made Victorian Condoms and It Was Much Grosser Than We Expected – Figure out how the Victorians made condoms using chemicals and sheep guts. The end result isn’t that …

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Skepchick Book Club: Merchants of Doubt

Note: next month’s book club pick is at the bottom of this post Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists …

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Quickies

Quickies: Gamergate Trolls Strike Again, “Women-Friendly” Restaurants, and the Fear of Immigrants

Restrictions on Women’s Health Force Women to Self-Induce Abortion, Study Finds – “TxPEP estimates that somewhere between 100,000 and 240,000 women age 18-49 in Texas have ever tried to end …

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