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Quickies: How GPS changes your salad, toxic masculinity, and game developer Barbie

How a GPS glitch can change the taste of your salad – “Even space weather—such as solar flares—can have strange, indirect effects on our everyday world. The next beets you …

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Quickies: Space Debris, the Mistrust of Science, and Saving Sarah

Could a satellite fall on your head? – “As the amount of debris in orbit grows, the chances of a piece of space junk hitting other satellites or a crewed …

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Quickies: On mass shootings, non-binary status ruling, and the Tony awards

Mass murder at the gay bar: When a refuge becomes a target – “With the Pulse Orlando shooting, Dave Cullen, author of the definitive account of the Columbine massacre, saw …

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Quickies: Dropping Ants from the Empire State Building, Lack of Opioid Support for Addicts After Surgery, and Hillary Clinton’s Clothes

Carrie Fisher: tell me your story, I’ll tell you mine – Carrie Fisher has a new advice column for The Guardian and it’s delightful. From Pteryxx H. If you drop an ant …

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Global Quickies: Uber in Saudi, FGM in Egypt, and A Sect in Spain

EGYPT “Egyptian teenager dies during illegal genital mutilation surgery. […] The practice has been illegal in Egypt since 2008 but remains a strong tradition in Egyptian society where families see …

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Quickies: The history of farting, narratives of domestic violence, and wine

A brief medical history of farting – “Perhaps, though, the scientists reasoned, they reacted badly to any excess gas! And that is how 18 people wound up getting argon pumped …

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Quickies: a Kitten Stuck in a Sunflower, the Wage Gap in Medicine, and the Little Mermaid

Watch a Kitten Get Rescued After Becoming Stuck in a Sunflower – The video is even cuter than it sounds. White male doctors earn 35 percent more than black male …

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Quickies: Effort to recall judge of Stanford rape case, Gloria Steinem on violence against women, and medical debt

Stanford sexual assault: judge facing recall campaign over light sentence – “Further scrutiny on the judge’s remarks at sentencing appear to suggest he concluded the defendant had “less moral culpability” …

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