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Quickies: More Gamergate, the Pentagon has a Transgender Ban, and Class Issues

Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off – “Chris Kluwe played in the NFL for eight years, but he’s been a gamer for 26 — and he’s sick and tired …

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Quickies: First species to copulate, baby DNA, and an update to Jack the Ripper identification

According to scientists, sex was invented in Scotland – “A team of scientists in Australia believe that they’ve discovered the the very first species to ever reproduce via copulation—meaning they’ve …

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Quickies: GamerGate and Disco Demolition, Women Coders, and Cosmetic Pseudoscience

Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage – “How are YouTube videos criticizing sexist video games important enough to threaten a school shooting? Read the #GamerGate …

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Global Quickies: Witchcraft, Gurus, and #BringBackOurGirls

NIGERIA Nigeria’s chief of defense announced a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram and the release of the 200 abducted girls. Not many details have been announced and many Nigerians remain …

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Quickies: Gamergate, spiders, and consciousness

Man who sparked gamergate says the movement is “for the best” despite harassment – Sure is easy to say that when you’re not the one being harassed! Brianna Wu on …

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Quickies: Ugly Sexism, Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Talk Due to Terrorist Threats, and Christian Movies

Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speech Following Terror Threats – From Ms. Sarkeesian’s Twitter, “Forced to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn’t take steps to prevent …

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Quickies: Science jokes, NY Comic Con, and anti-psychic fliers

The true story of Stronzo Bestiale (and other scientific jokes) – The string of updates make it even better. From Daniela. Comic book world is becoming friendlier to women. Video …

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Quickies: Poop Pills, Brain Foods, and the Cool Girl

Cure for Type 1 diabetes imminent after Harvard stem-cell breakthrough – “A cure for diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in …

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