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Quickies: Face mites, megadroughts, and exoplanets

You’ve got face mites – A great article by Bug Girl including a face mite gif and a photo of a face mite penis. Australian federal ministers urged to boycott …

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Quickies: Sarkeesian receives death threats, climate change models, and geek girls

Anita Sarkeesian driven out of home by online abuse and death threats – She shared the the tweets that threatened her and used her home address yesterday. Trigger warning, they’re …

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Quickies: Prayer Meetings, Anti-Vax Mentality, and the Indifference of White America

How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education – The origin of the phrase “cargo-cult science” and how charlatans and pseudoscientists are co-opting neuroscience language without …

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Quickies: New Tropes vs. Women in video games, Mary Beard, and when good journals go bad

Women as background decoration, part 2 – Anita Sarkeesian’s latest video is out! The troll slayer – A New Yorker piece on Mary Beard, her work as a classicist, and …

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Quickies: Bill Nye Fights for Science, Gaming Misogyny, and Comic Book Parents

Tuskegee Syphilis Study Recruitment Letter – An example of the letter sent out to some black men in Alabama, in one of the most infamous cases of unethical science. Gaming …

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Global Quickies: Ebola, Satan and Strange Protocols

BELGIUM The Chief of Protocol for the city of Brussels has been arrested for taking off the full-face veil of a Qatari princess after she asked him for directions. She …

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Quickies: Monica Lewinsky, street harassment, and hacking traffic lights

Monica Lewinsky on what it’s like to be slut-shamed by the entire world – “I don’t actually know why this whole story became about oral sex. I don’t. It was …

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Quickies: Herd immunity explained with zombies, white men aren’t funny, and slut shaming

Vaccinations explained with zombies – From mrmisconception. White male comedians aren’t funny – Oh boy, so many options to fill out that Bingo card with! The anti-feminist internet targets “Depression …

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