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Quickies: The Pope on magic wands, statistical tests of harassment, and conflict in the secular movement

Pope Francis takes a stand for evolution, against magic wands – From CriticalDragon1177. A natural A/B test of harassment – “Running these numbers through a statistical significance test confirms what …

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Quickies: Street harassment, the colors of blood, and science for her

10 hours of walking in NYC as a woman – In case you haven’t seen it yet, here it is. Also, there’s some problems with it. Also, the actor’s been …

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Quickies: Athlete Class Scandal at UNC, Amy Poehler’s Memoir is Awesome, and Ken Ham Has a Religion Problem

The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete – The numbers alone are surprising. At the University of North Carolina, more than 3,100 students, many of whom were …

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Quickies: Bat extinction, Jian Ghomeshi, and FMLA

The secret bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and extinction – Bug Girl on bats. The Jian Ghomeshi allegations are not about BDSM, they are about consent – “Jian Ghomeshi, host of …

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Quickies: Report Reveals Bad Treatment of Monica Lewinsky, Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked, and Blackface in Hollywood

Talking While Female – NPR does a segment on the top complaints that women hear about their voices (from too much uptalk to tone of voice). From Jac. Every Single …

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Global Quickies: Bad Judgement, Catholic Antivaxxers, and a Dictator’s Quest for Longevity

NIGERIA Dr Adadevoh is being widely praised for helping prevent a more devastating Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, now declared free of the virus. She diagnosed and kept in the hospital …

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Quickies: Felicia Day, creepy dudes, and NASA sounds

Felicia Day’s public details put online after she described Gamergate fears – “But just minutes after her post was made, a commenter with the username “gaimerg8” posted what they claimed …

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Quickies: Being swayed by the sciencey, Japanese government sued for sexism, and fat-shaming

People are more swayed by things that look sciencey – Graphs enhance the “truthiness” of results. From John. Japanese government sued in landmark case over “institutional sexism” – “The case …

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