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Global Quickies: 14/09/13

Global Quickies: 14/09/13

Happy Mexican Independence Day! Well, it’s actually tomorrow, but you can start your tequila drinking and chile en nogada eating today. Here are your international links of the week: TAIWAN Toxicologist report on the death of a man after taking a herbal medicine commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine that contains arsenic. INDIA A cast council ordered the parents of a 6 year-old rape ... »

Global Quickies: 07/09/13

Global Quickies: 07/09/13

It’s time for our weekly roundup of skeptical news from around the world: SRI LANKA A man died while trying to perform a black magic ritual to drive away evil spirits. TANZANIA In the Mara region, same-sex marriage between women is common practice. It’s still arranged, though. MEXICO “Diana, the Huntress of Bus Drivers” claims to be responsible for the killing of two bus drivers in Ciudad Ju... »

Global Quickies: 31/08/13

Global Quickies: 31/08/13

PAPUA NEW GUINEA The cult leader who called himself “Black Jesus” was hacked to death by villagers after killing a woman. He had escaped from prison where he was serving time for raping, killing and eating young girls. CHINA A man was arrested for convincing a woman to pay him to exorcise a ghost from her vagina by trapping it with his penis. He’s awaiting trial. NORTH KOREA According to reports, ... »

Global Quickies: 24/08/13

Global Quickies: 24/08/13

Welcome back to Global Quickies, your weekly world news roundup! GERMANY Starting next November, Germany will introduce a third gender option on birth certificates and will allow people to opt out of the gender binary. AUSTRALIA Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children will miss out on some family tax benefits. (from Jack99) IRELAND A poll among Catholic students finds that 66% don’t bel... »

Global Quickies: 27/07/13

Global Quickies: 27/07/13

Here is your weekly dose of international quickies. Lots of links in no particular order: PAKISTAN In Northern Pakistan, women are temporarily banned from going to the market alone so that men don’t get distracted during Ramadan. Unaccompanied women will be arrested. MUSLIM WORLD We know Malala and Amina, but here are other kickass women from the Muslim world you’ll be glad to learn about. (From C... »

VIDEO: Climate Change & Superstorms Panel, #SkepchickCon

VIDEO: Climate Change & Superstorms Panel, #SkepchickCon

And another SkepchickCon video makes it through editing and transcription! We have many more to come. In case you missed the first two, here they are: Evolutionary Psychology panel Anne Sauer’s Amazing Skepchick Cure-all demo Thanks yet again to David McConnell for videotaping and editing this and many other panels and to Jason Thibeault for his effects wizardry, based on designs by Donna Mu... »

Video: The Amazing Skepchick Cure-All, with Anne Sauer

Video: The Amazing Skepchick Cure-All, with Anne Sauer

Earlier this week, Anne Sauer from Mad Art Lab wrote about the “cure-all” science and history demo she did in the Skepchick Sideshow party room at CONvergence. As promised, below is a video of one of the many performances of the weekend, followed by a transcript. A reminder: We are auctioning off the etched decanters she’s using, which were specially designed by MAL’s Donna... »

Global Quickies: 13/07/13

Global Quickies: 13/07/13

First international news of today’s quickies: It’s so damn hot here in Madrid, I can’t concentrate in anything other than ice cream for more than five minutes. So, short quickies today: CHILE An 11 year old pregnant rape victim is being praised for her maturity by the president for not wanting an abortion. Chile is one of the few countries in the world that bans abortion under an... »

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