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Quickies: Kidney stones, sinister seductresses, and gender neutral dress codes

Kidney stones? Science suggests heading to Disney World – “With the help of a 3D printed model kidney and a backpack, new research published today backs up the notion of …

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Quickies: Academic Poverty, Fighting Ableism, and Vocal Coaches for Women

Smash Bros. Player’s Sexual Consent Guide Ignites Debate In Community – “The Smash community’s reactions to Chhetri’s article were polarizing. On social media, Chhetri and her report were excoriated. Top …

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Global Quickies: Stalkers, Anti-Abortion Bill in Poland, and Women Voting for the First Time

POLAND “Rightwing lawmakers are pushing ahead with a near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland, while rejecting a rival bid to liberalise an existing law which is already among …

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Quickies: The science of chronic fatigue, actors with disabilities in Hollywood, and corn mazes

How bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome – “The analysis shows that if you’re already getting standard medical care, your chances of being helped by the treatments are, …

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Quickies: Tardigrades, editing DNA, and “failed marriages”

Angelina’s divorce shows how “failed marriages” are failing us – “With longer lives, people and their priorities change. If you can only count to living well until 40, then getting …

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Quickies: Witches, Pumpkin Spices, and Bad Science

Origin of the phrase “Roger that” in English – “When a soldier or a radio operator said ‘Roger’ after receiving a transmission, he was simply saying ‘R’ for ‘received’. The …

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Quickies: Women atheists, girl activism, and Terrible Men

Women atheists are genuinely considered monsters – “A lot of times, secularists want to imagine themselves as wonderful progressives in a really pure and clear way—that they’ve been on the …

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Quickies: Cuteness as a Curse, an Ode to Little Brown Girls Everywhere, and Mouse Utopias

‘Being cute just made me miserable’: Mara Wilson on growing up in Hollywood – “She was the adorable little girl in Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire… then the phone stopped ringing. …

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