Australia
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Quickies: Paleolithic ax debunks myths, teachers, and having your voice heard

Paleolithic ax debunks colonialist myth – “Stone tools from the earliest occupation periods in Australia have previously been interpreted as simple and unsophisticated compared to those found elsewhere dating to …

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Quickies: Daria, Fugitive Slaves in the Great Dismal Swamp, and Big Sugar Paid for Favors

Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom – “By downplaying American marronage, and valorizing white involvement in the Underground Railroad, historians have shown a …

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Cuttlefish
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Quickies: Cuttlefish counting, clean eating, and spiders

Cuttlefish can count better than one-year-old humans – And they prefer quality over quantity when it comes to food items. The fear of having children when you know they’ll face …

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Global Quickies: Sexist Textbooks, Bad Advice, and a Terribly Concieved Fertility Day

AUSTRALIA (From Jack99) “Doctors around Australia have criticised dietary advice by celebrity chef Pete Evans who told a person diagnosed with osteoporosis to remove dairy from her diet.” UK “MPs …

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Quickies: Sandy Hook hoaxers, looking presidential, and Grandmother Fish

How Hillary Clinton can get “that presidential look” – “Trump is not wrong that Hillary Clinton does not have That Presidential Look. She is, after all, female, something that no …

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Quickies: Star Trek Conventions, Tote Bags and the Environment, and Birth Control Pricing Loopholes

Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of a 1970s Star Trek Convention – I wish there were more photos, but this is still a pretty neat collection! Are Tote …

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Quickies: Evolution of kiwis, body diversity, and tree lobsters

Georgetown University plans to atone for slave past – “Georgetown’s president, John J. DeGioia, who announced the measures in a speech on Thursday afternoon, said he would offer a formal …

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Quickies: The Real Bob Ross, SETI Signals, and Indie Crossword Puzzlers

This food bank doesn’t want your junk food. Good. – “If your household income is low or you’re food-insecure, you’re probably going for the cheapest, highest-calorie options. The latter also …

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