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Quickies: Hillary’s “Woman Advantage,” How The Media Avoids Saying Penis, and Banana Flavoring

David Miscavige’s Father Exposes Scientology’s Cruelest Policy – “An ex-Marine who had modest success as a musician and a salesman, Ron Miscavige introduced his family to Scientology and spent more …

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Quickies: Transgender Choruses, the Fallibility of DNA Testing, and How Technology is Helping People with Disabilities

The False Promise of DNA Testing – The science of DNA testing is only as reliable as the humans who operating the sample collection and testing equipment, as more people …

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Global Quickies: Terminator of Child Marriages, Confronting a Witchdoctor Who Wants Your Organs, and Banning of the Bulls

CAMEROON “Stephane Ebongue fled Cameroon because of the colour of his skin – his albinism made him a target for those who believe such people have special powers. Years later …

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Quickies: Genes are overrated, gendered baby clothes have got to go, and the Babel fish

Genes are overrated – “Their discovery wasn’t predestined, nor do they dictate our destinies—and current ideas about them may die.” From Will. Texas Republicans accidentally call the majority of Texans …

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Quickies: Are GMOs Overrated, Naturopaths Lobby to be Mainstreamed, and Ice Cream Wars

GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists Say – “The committee also found that GMOs, as promised, have allowed farmers of some crops to spray less …

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Quickies: Critiquing skepticism, the start of the Satanic panic, and the Nebula awards

Dear “skeptics,” bash homeopathy and Big Foot less, mammography and war more – “When people like this get together, they become tribal. They pat each other on the back and …

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Quickies: Sexy Headless Women of Hollywood, Angry Bible Woman, and When to Use Fancy Salt

Why the Victorians Were So Terrified of Death by Poison – “This fear was driven partly by obsessive newspaper coverage of sensational poisoning cases, but as Linda Stratmann makes clear …

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Quickies: The most successful female Everest climber, tuberculosis, and an upskirt ad

The most successful female Everest climber of all time is a housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut – Via. How tuberculosis shaped Victorian fashion – The trailing skirt of death! A Black …

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