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Quickies: Rumor Tracker, Gabby Giffords Refuses to be Pitied, and the Health Effects of Leaving Religion

Finally, the Useful New Website That Debunks Silly Internet Rumors in Real Time – “The ‘real-time rumor tracker,’ which is part of a journalism research project at Columbia University, launched …

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Quickies: Texas textbooks, privilege, and breasts

In Texas textbooks, Moses is a founding father – “The Texas State Board of Education is studying how textbook publishers responded to the state’s ideologically driven guidelines for teaching history. …

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Quickies: Campus Sexual Assault Revolution, Synthetic Biology, and Sexist Atheists

How My Chronic Pain Shaped My Views About Abortion – “There’s no correlation between being in favor of reproductive rights and having chronic pain. But these issues have a great …

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Global Quickies: Mars on a Budget, Sharia Law, and The Vatican Arrests a Priest

INDIA India has succeeded, at their first attempt, to send an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan mission was also really cheap, $74 million. That’s less than what making the …

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Quickies: Chemtrails, being a target, and Nanopatch vaccine delivery

Activists will gather this weekend to protest imaginary chemtrails – From Mary. How it feels to be a target – “I am targeted for rape and other types of sexual …

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Quickies: Ken Jennings’ Ableist Wheelchair Joke, Fighting for Birth Control, and ‘The Princess Bride’

Ugh: Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings tweets super offensive “wheelchair” joke – Hopefully by the time you read this, he will have issued an apology. (For some reason, though, I’m not …

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Quickies: Crocoduck, Emma Watson, and breast pumps

Kirk Cameron’s crocoduck comes back to bite him in the ass – “Science has bestowed upon us the real-life equivalent of a crocoduck—a magnificent specimen that illustrates how evolution actually …

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Quickies: Trans TV Show, GoFundMe Bans Abortion-Related Funds, and Wonder Woman

In ‘Transparent,’ Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair – “Transparent is a comedy-drama that centers on a family and their lives following the discovery that their father, whom they’d known …

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