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Quickies: GMO Potatoes, an Impossible Photograph, and Life in the Coldest Town on Earth

If a gay Mormon man marries a woman, divorce is likely, study finds – “The LDS couples profiled on TLC’s ‘My Husband Is Not Gay’ may find these statistics sobering: …

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Quickies: Darwin Misquoted, Petting Puppies Banned, and Figuring Out the Cold Virus

‘Manslamming': A Verb, a Gerund – “Terms that put the “man” in “portmanteau” tend to catch on because they describe a behavior that men (usually) adopt unconsciously and that women …

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Quickies: The Latest on Anti-Vax Nonsense, (Possible) Ancient Microbial Life on Mars, and Alan Turing

Anti-Vaxxers Are Idolizing the Amish, Inexplicably – “A viral pseudoscience article claims the Plain People never get sick because they don’t get vaccinated. Actually, members of the religious sect are …

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Quickies: Feminist Boyfriends, the Cause of Cancer, and Preventing Suicide in Trans Community

How to find a feminist boyfriend – “Few guys will proudly say no when asked if they’re feminists. Instead it’s a wholehearted yes, a lukewarm maybe or Can you define …

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Quickies: Making Abortion Clinics Beautiful, a Tribute to the Last “Radium Girl,” and LGBTQ Rights in Europe

Mae Keane, The Last ‘Radium Girl,’ Dies At 107 – “In the 1920s, a young working-class woman could land a job working with the miracle substance. Radium wristwatches were manufactured …

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Quickies: Sarcastic Science, Having Kids is a Luxury, and Whitewashed Video Games

The Ethics of Sarcastic Science – “Every year the British Medical Journal publishes an issue of joke science. But years later, those papers are cited as real.” The Year Having …

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Cross Post: Trigger Warnings, Privilege and Making the World a Kinder Place

Ed’s Note: this post was originally written by Steph at Grounded Parents. Click through the link at the bottom if you want to read the whole post and leave a …

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Quickies: White Privilege, Love Actually, and Why You Don’t Need a “Boosted” Immune System

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists – “Role models portrayed as superhuman don’t always motivate students—instead, they risk discouraging kids who feel they can’t live up to the lofty standards.” …

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