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Quickies: Fetal Attorneys, Petco’s Homeopathic/Alcoholic Supplement for Dogs, and Gut Microbes

Is the Moon a Planet? QVC Asks, I Answer. – “The moon is NOT a planet! I believe it’s a star!” Actual quote from the QVC video. Read Phil Plait’s …

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Global Quickies: Free Speech, Witchdoctors, and Nepalese Women Conquering Summits

SAUDI ARABIA The second round of lashes for Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger convicted of blasphemy, has been postponed on medical grounds. Also, authorities publicly beheaded a woman in the …

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Quickies: The great molasses flood, 3D printing a tumor, and dating as an autistic woman

Nearly a century later, structural flaw in molasses tank revealed – Yesterday was the anniversary of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919. From Buzz Parsec. NASA Pluto probe begins science …

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Quickies: Don’t be a brogrammer, the feminization of Catholicism, and feminist sex positions

Man’s advice to women in STEM: Don’t be a brogrammer – From the department of, “Gee, thanks for the advice.” Former highest-ranking US cardinal blames “feminization” for Catholic church’s problems …

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Quickies: GMO Potatoes, an Impossible Photograph, and Life in the Coldest Town on Earth

If a gay Mormon man marries a woman, divorce is likely, study finds – “The LDS couples profiled on TLC’s ‘My Husband Is Not Gay’ may find these statistics sobering: …

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Quickies: DIY bot fly, gay marriage in Texas, and rape jokes

DIY bot fly – “Entomologists are not like other people. Lucky enough to score a cool parasitic larva burrowing in your skin after a visit to Central America? The obvious …

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Quickies: Darwin Misquoted, Petting Puppies Banned, and Figuring Out the Cold Virus

‘Manslamming': A Verb, a Gerund – “Terms that put the “man” in “portmanteau” tend to catch on because they describe a behavior that men (usually) adopt unconsciously and that women …

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Global Quickies: Charlie Hebdo, Fighting Violence With Science, and Bans on Driving and Petting Puppies

ARAB WORLD (from Mary) Arab newspapers around the world react to Charlie Hebdo attack. INDIA “Indian police are investigating a local Muslim politician for inciting hatred after he was quoted …

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