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Quickies: Inspiring Digital Feminist Campaigns, Why Doctors Need Anthropologists, and the Incoming Robot Army

Quickies: Inspiring Digital Feminist Campaigns, Why Doctors Need Anthropologists, and the Incoming Robot Army

On April 7, 1827, John Walker sold one of his inventions, the first match that was able to be lighted with friction (which you should be familiar with today). 23 Inspiring Feminist Digital Campaigns That Changed the World – A nice, uplifting story on how you can make a difference through grassroots campaigns. From Sarah. Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team – “Before t... »

Global Quickies: Atheists as Terrorists, the Dark Side of Lego, and Bad Advice from Witch-Doctors

Global Quickies: Atheists as Terrorists, the Dark Side of Lego, and Bad Advice from Witch-Doctors

AFGHANISTAN (from Michael) A reporter tells the story of the changes she has seen in the situation of women in the country in the past 14 years, and the reactions to the woman running for vice-president. UKRAINE (From Mary) What The Simpsons says about Ukraine’s language divide: young people in Eastern Ukraine like being bilingual. They talk in Russian, they think in Russian they like The Si... »

Quickies: Genetic tests, tattoos vs. babies, Neanderthal sex, and women in tech

Quickies: Genetic tests, tattoos vs. babies, Neanderthal sex, and women in tech

On what all those genetic tests actually mean – I swear I’m not just including this for the glowing bunny gif. Why you should never ever get a tattoo (but having a baby is fine) – And the similarities between the two. From Miserlyoldman. Why does it matter if Homo sapiens and sex with Neanderthals? – From Criticaldragon1177. The gender balance in tech, in New York and beyon... »

Quickies: Being a female gamer, the Moon’s age, microbe accelerated Permian extinction

Quickies: Being a female gamer, the Moon’s age, microbe accelerated Permian extinction

Float like a butterfly, sting like a Peach: On being a female gamer – “Just as no one ever told me a girl couldn’t be a gamer, no one had said that a game’s main character couldn’t be female…but to actually see it happen and to play it was a revelation.” Moon’s age revealed and a lunar mystery may be solved – From Michael. A new microbe might have accelerated the Grea... »

Quickies: Font Nerdery, Creationists Fight a Child Over a Fossil, and Hobby Lobby’s Investments in Contraception

Quickies: Font Nerdery, Creationists Fight a Child Over a Fossil, and Hobby Lobby’s Investments in Contraception

It’s April 2! Which means that it’s officially not April Fools’ Day anymore! Honestly, I don’t like April 1 because I’m too easily pranked. (It took me a second to realize that “Rotisserie Chicken” movie on Netflix was a prank.) Did you get through the day unscathed? Why Garamond Won’t Save The Government $467 Million A Year – “A 14-year-... »

Quickies: Female scientists, religious substance abuse programs, and the vitamin E myth

Quickies: Female scientists, religious substance abuse programs, and the vitamin E myth

Awareness of female scientists is so bad that 12% of people asked to name one picked a dude instead – And though asked to name a living scientist, 68% responded with Marie Curie. Victory for atheist denied parole for not attending religious substance abuse program – From Criticaldragon1177. Female circumcision on the rise in the US – From Michael. Beauty myths: Vitamin E and scar... »

Quickies: Untested Rape Kits, the Postdocalypse, and Flying Through Space

Quickies: Untested Rape Kits, the Postdocalypse, and Flying Through Space

On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public. If you’re a knowledge junkie like me, read more about the origin story here. Man Who Raised Money For Organ And Tissue Donation Dies, Is Rejected As Donor Because He Was Gay – From CriticalDragon1177. What Makes This Substance Boil And Freeze At The Same Time? – A fun piece of science to start your day with.... »

Global Quickies: Fake Doctors, Witch Doctors, and Weird Fan Art

Global Quickies: Fake Doctors, Witch Doctors, and Weird Fan Art

INDIA (From Cerberus40) Preliminary results from new research show only 1-in-24 healthcare providers in India is qualified in modern medicine. That includes alternative medicine providers and fakers, some without any medical training, posing as physicians, even in hospitals. PHILIPPINES (From Michael) Policewomen members of the Women and Children Protection Desk have been in charge of security in ... »

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