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Quickies: Victim blaming, WWII chemical experiments, and synthetic rhino horn

How victim blaming led to the rape kit backlog – “Investigators’ unwillingness to push past the superficial appearance of a “he said, she said” case has also frustrated federal lawmakers …

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Quickies: the Confederate Flag, Housing Segregation, and Prison Nurseries

I Will Not Argue About the Confederate Flag. – The Pro-flag activists preach “heritage, not hate,” but a historian calls them out on their bullshit. From the article, “Just about …

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This photo taken on June 7, 2015 shows the projected image of a Buddha statue in Bamiyan that had been destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The initiative to visually restore the destroyed antiquities was dreamt up by Chinese couple Zhang Xinyu and Liang Hong, who are travelling through countries on the historic Silk Road route.  AFP PHOTO / Kamran Shafayee        (Photo credit should read KAMRAN SHAFAYEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Global Quickies: Marriage Equality in Mexico, Purification Rituals for Rape Victims, and Light Buddhas

MEXICO With little fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. “The ruling does not automatically strike down the state marriage laws. But it allows gay couples who are denied marriage …

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Quickies: Aspartame, STD testing via phone, and a musical about the first woman to design an airplane

Chemistry debunks the biggest aspartame health myths – “It is unlikely that a person could come close to reaching the aspartame levels deemed unacceptable by the U.S. Food and Drug …

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Quickies: Tim Hunt, Conversion Therapy Ban, and Honey Badgers

You Can Thank Genetic Engineering For Your Delicious Cheese – “By any measure, the use of GMOs in the production of cheese is among the greatest feats of modern food …

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Quickies: Anne Nicol Gaylor passes, talking to gamer girls, and reducing virus spreading on planes

Freedom From Religion founder Anne Nicol Gaylor dies – “Anne and her daughter, Annie Laurie, then a college student, formed FFRF in 1976, with an elderly Milwaukee friend, Jon Sontarck, …

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Quickies: Queen Bee Syndrome, Rachel Dolezal, and Breakthroughs in Bioengineering

‘Queen Bee syndrome’: the myth that keeps working women in their little box – “The idea popularised by Heathers and The Devil Wears Prada, that successful women connive to keep …

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Global Quickies: Religion in Cuba, Child-bride’s Murder Charges Dropped, and Lunchtime Sex

NIGERIA “A court in northern Nigeria has dropped charges against a 14-year-old girl accused of using rat poison to kill her husband, aged 35.” SAUDI ARABIA “A court in Saudi …

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