Sea Turtle
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Quickies: New alternative to antibiotics, anti-abortion group plan backfires, and the Hugo Awards

Turtle therapy may help develop alternative to antibiotic treatments for humans – “Sick or injured turtles were usually given a course of antibiotics, but researchers found the antibiotics killed off …

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Quickies: NASA Deals with Bugs, Innovations in Dairy-Free Cheese, and Food Babe is Ridiculous

The “Food Babe” Blogger Is Full of Shit – “Hari’s superhero origin story is that she came down with appendicitis and didn’t accept the explanation that appendicitis just happens sometimes. …

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Quickies: Unethical Clinical Trials, the History of Caffeine, and Erica Jong Apologizes to Monica Lewinsky

Defending Darwin – “I teach human evolution at the University of Kentucky. There are some students I’ll never reach.” A Virus In Your Mouth Helps Fight The Flu – “Young …

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Fennec fox kit
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Quickies: Diversity, Boy Scouts hire an openly gay man, and NASA’s future deep space exploration

The double standards of diversity – “Equality and diversity aren’t just ideas, but they should be values that we are practicing fearlessly and continuously. We should be holding the privileged …

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Quickies: Don’t blame the moon, condoms, and being a feminist ally

Stop blaming the moon, says UCLA scientist – “Even though a 40-year-old UCLA study demonstrated that the timing of births does not correlate in any way with the lunar cycle, …

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Quickies: Racial Bias and School Discipline, Bill Cosby Isn’t Sorry, and Tales of Scientology

That Time the Avengers Battled Scientology – “The turn of the millennium was a weird period for superhero comics; an era when financial desperation opened a path for wild experimentation. …

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Cow
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Quickies: Anglo-Saxon medicine, Trevor Noah, and space burial

Anglo-Saxon remedy of cow bile, garlic, and onion kills MRSA – “Microbiologists were astonished to find that not only did the salve clear up styes, but it also tackled the …

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Quickies: Major Scientific Paper Retraction, a Magazine for Sex Workers’ Rights, and Retro Computer Commercials

Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal – “Last year, in one of the most publicized scandals, the Journal of Vibration and Control, in the field …

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