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Global Quickies: ‘Happy’ Dancers Sentenced to Jail, A Boy Gets Justice, and Cyclists Defend ‘Naked’ Uniform

IRAN The young men and women who were arrested in May for posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy” have been sentenced to six months in prison …

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Quickies: Planetary protection officer, giant squid dissection, and Wonder Woman

Meet NASA’s one and only planetary protection officer – “Her job is to ensure that NASA and other U.S. organizations that journey into space adhere to the regulations put in …

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Quickies: Sugar substitutes affect gut biome, gaming award show bomb threat, and how hip-hop can help humanism

Sugar substitutes linked to obesity – “This is the first work to suggest that sweeteners might be exacerbating metabolic disease, and that this might happen through the gut microbiome, the …

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Quickies: GamerGate, Heating Pads, and Stink Labs

5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person – “I made the mistake of dating a guy who would later go on to write a several-act manifesto about …

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Quickies: American hell, a complex majority, and sex slavery in the US

Damnation, American style: How American preachers reinvented hell – “Fire and brimstone survived the Enlightenment and prospered at the dawn of the American republic — but why?” From Criticaldragon1177. A …

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Quickies: Asteroid Rights, Koch Money, and Misogyny in the Atheist Movement

Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement? – “The continuing debate over a murky sexual encounter at a 2008 convention for cheekily anti-establishment skeptics underscores a broader dilemma: How can …

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Quickies: Solidarity with Columbia rape survivor, vaccination in LA, and a father’s opinion

Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress – Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her dorm mattress around everywhere for as long as her rapist continues to be …

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Quickies: Women penalized for achievements, lying about slavery, and why we’re winning the culture war

In some jobs, past achievements may work against female workers – “London Business School researchers find that the more competent and accomplished women are, the worse their performance evaluations — …

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