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Quickies

Quickies: Evangelical Warrior Wives, Robotic Penguins, and Tig Notaro’s Legendary Topless Comedy Act

The Warrior Wives of Evangelical Christianity – “In her book, DeRogatis notes an interesting twist in the relationship between feminism and evangelicalism. ‘Many people, over time, started to notice that …

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Global Quickies: India’s Controversial Rape Judgment, Gay People in Iran Forced to Change Their Gender, and New Zealand MP Demoted for Promoting Homeopathy

WORLDWIDE Check out this week’s pictures from In Focus. AUSTRALIA Gang-rape victim Katrina Keshishian launches campaign to recover compensation lost in budget cuts – “A gang-rape victim has been denied more …

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Quickies

Quickies: New CERN Director, Jian Ghomeshi and the Open Secret, and Abortion Study

I Knew About Jian Ghomeshi – “So did a lot of people in our Toronto scene. We never said anything. Are we complicit in his alleged abuse?” This narrative sounds …

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Quickies

Quickies: Art Fraud, Irrational Fears, and Darth Vader

The big-eyed children: the extraordinary story of an epic art fraud – “In the 1960s, Walter Keane was feted for his sentimental portraits that sold by the million. But in …

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Global Quickies: Halloween in China, Ghosts in India, and Ebola Paranoia in Italy

Daniela is taking a short break from the Global Quickies–but she will be back! In the meantime, here is the news of the world from the past week. WORLDWIDE Check …

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Quickies: Athlete Class Scandal at UNC, Amy Poehler’s Memoir is Awesome, and Ken Ham Has a Religion Problem

The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete – The numbers alone are surprising. At the University of North Carolina, more than 3,100 students, many of whom were …

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Quickies: Report Reveals Bad Treatment of Monica Lewinsky, Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked, and Blackface in Hollywood

Talking While Female – NPR does a segment on the top complaints that women hear about their voices (from too much uptalk to tone of voice). From Jac. Every Single …

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Book Club

Skepchick Book Club: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Note: Information about next month’s book pick are at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to …

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