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Quickies: Bubble Wrap, Why Tattoos are Permanent, and Tom Petty Criticizes Catholic Church

Quickies: Bubble Wrap, Why Tattoos are Permanent, and Tom Petty Criticizes Catholic Church

Don’t Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes – I love these scientists. Even though the idea may not have all the kinks worked out, it’s a start. Creationist Ken Ham calls to end space program because aliens are going to hell anyway – Well, I guess that headline says it all. From CriticalDragon1177. The Secret to a Tattoo’s Permanence: The Immune ... »

Apollo 11 mission on moon

Quickies: Lowest difficulty setting in action, 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, and prioritizing rape kits

The lowest difficulty setting in action – A 25-year study of children in Baltimore shows that even at the same low income level, straight white men still have it easier. Apollo 11 turns 45: A lunar landing anniversary retrospective – From Criticaldragon1177. Pro-life nurse sues family planning clinic for not giving her a job she refused to do – From mrmisconception. Sitting on ra... »

Quickies: Limping Ladies, UConn Settles Sexual Assault Suit, and the Use of Turbans During the Jim Crow Era

Quickies: Limping Ladies, UConn Settles Sexual Assault Suit, and the Use of Turbans During the Jim Crow Era

Victorian Strangeness: The bizarre tale of the ladies who limped – If you laugh at this story about a strange fad, just remember that the whole “one glove” trend inspired by Michael Jackson wasn’t too long ago. Gangs draw up lists of girls to rape as proxy attacks on rivals – “Gangs assault rivals’ sisters and girlfriends as a ‘low risk’ method... »

Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

SUDAN Sudanese authorities are banning the construction of new Christian churches. Sudan is majority Muslim, but officially guarantees freedom of religion. NIGERIA Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria to appeal to Boko Haram militants to lay down their weapons and “stop misusing the name of Islam.” UK Church of England leaders voted to allow women to become bishops. The first female bishop... »

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Quickies: Girls love science, chemtrails, and last names

Girls love science. We tell them not to – “A recent article argued that ‘biology and nature sway females away from science.’ Not so fast.” California county votes to investigate chemtrails – From bluebottle. Teen convinces high school to drop abstinence-only sex ed – From Criticaldragon1177. What happened when we gave our daughter my last name – “That mome... »

scientists at microscopes

Quickies: Sexual harassment in science, atheist wedding officiants, and mansplaining

Sexual harassment is rampant in science – “A new study reveals what women who work in science, technology, engineering, and math have known for a long time: sexual harassment and abuse in those fields is alarmingly widespread.” First woman finishes American Ninja Warrior course – From Donna. Federal judges ramming atheist wedding officiants down Indiana’s throat ̵... »

Quickies: New Thor, Taking Down Dr. Oz, and Lightning Storms from Space

Quickies: New Thor, Taking Down Dr. Oz, and Lightning Storms from Space

Odin’s Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She’s A Woman – ” ‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe,’ Aaron said. ‘But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.’ “ Meet the medical student who wants to bring down Dr. Oz – “Last year... »

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Quickies: Social punishment of assault victims, women in eSports, and Church of England approves female bishops

Why does everyone feel so sorry for men accused of being predators? – “Why is it – in a culture purporting to take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously – that victims suffer more social punishment than their accused attackers?” Women-only eSports events do not mean there should be men-only ones – “Women-only events help this slightly by both removing... »

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