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Quickies: Racism, Housing Scams, and Fossil-Loving Creationists

What I Did After Police Killed My Son – “Ten years later, we in Wisconsin passed the nation’s first law calling for outside reviews.” From Jamie & Eric. The most …

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Global Quickies: Taxis, Turf, and Fake Ebola Cures

NIGERIA Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claims. He called on those who wanted to rip off members of the public to desist from such …

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Quickies: PMS, LGBT atheists, girls playing D&D, and maternity leave

An unproductive story of reproduction and PMS – Cordelia Fine on the theory that PMS evolved to drive away infertile men. LGBT Americans are “significantly less religious” and there’s almost …

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Quickies: First woman to win Fields Medal, hemp supercapacitors, and cyberstalking

Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to win Fields Medal – “The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the International Congress of Mathematicians held …

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Quickies: Women Leaving Engineering, Fergusen, and a Star Trek Writer’s Response to a Homophobe

Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture – “From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees …

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Quickies: The case for free tampons, black-girl nerds, John Oliver’s search for writers, and Shark Week

The case for free tampons – “Sanitary products are vital for the health, well-being and full participation of women and girls across the globe. The United Nations and Human Rights …

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Quickies: Modern Sex Researchers, Virginity and Shame, and “Outrage Culture”

Meet the Modern-Day Masters of Sex – “Nobody plans on being a sex researcher when they grow up. Nobody plans to work a strain gauge between splayed legs as they …

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Quickies: Vaccine preventable diseases, a history of sex dolls, and suits

It’s August: A time to be aware of vaccine-preventable diseases – From Anna, “A really powerful post by a former Peace Corps volunteer, who writes of the devastation of vaccine-preventable …

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