gendered toys
Quickies

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

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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Quickies

Global Quickies: Fertilizer in Africa, Innovative Baby Necklaces in India, and a Women’s Revolution in Saudi Arabia

AFRICA Costly fertiliser holds back a green revolution in Africa – “In contrast with their counterparts in the global north and Asia, many farmers in sub-Saharan Africa rely on manure …

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Quickies

Quickies: Twitter Targets Trolls, SCOTUS to Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case, and Rape Culture

Woman pens amazing newspaper retraction in support of transgender son  – “In 1995, Yolanda Bogert took out a classified ad to announce the birth of her daughter, Elizabeth Anne. Nineteen …

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Quickies

Quickies: Free Speech and Online Death Threats, Peer-Review Scams, and Graphic Novels

A New Dawn for the Podcast – ” ‘Have you been listening to Serial?’ Yup. But more than anything else I’ve been listening to people talking about Serial. Don’t worry …

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wonder woman
Skepticism

[Guest Post] The Mystery That Isn’t: Jill Lepore’s “The Secret History of Wonder Woman”

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Dale DeBakcsy, who also blogs over at Mad Art Lab. If you aren’t familiar with the history of Wonder Woman, check out the Bitch …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Ferguson Link Roundup, HBO’s Scientology Movie, and Canned Food Drive Advice

Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine – “The NewLink vaccine is a based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits …

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Quickies

Quickies: Brundibar, Terrence Howard and Domestic Violence, and Turning Chickens into Dinosaurs

Q&A With Emily Graslie – “Emily Graslie’s had a pretty big week. On Wednesday, the art-student-turned-star-science-communicator celebrated the release of the 100th episode of her popular YouTube series, “The Brain …

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