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Quickies: Science is flawed, birthright trips for Evangelicals, and MRA’s upset with Mad Max

Science is often flawed. It’s time we embrace that – “That science can fail, however, shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. It’s a human construct, after all. And if …

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Quickies: Bone Broths, Misinformed Senators, and Amy Poehler is Wonderful

America wants Harriet Tubman on $20 bill – “Right now, our currency is very male and very white. A grassroots campaign called Women on 20s hopes to change that, and …

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Quickies: Working moms in America, nail salon workers, and airplane windows

John Oliver shows why it sucks to be a working mother in America – It’s just us and Papua New Guinea that don’t offer mothers paid maternity leave. Perfect nails, …

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Quickies: Jon Krakauer Faces Heckler, Poly Families and the Law, and the Legacy of Segregation

Here’s What Happens When You Report Sexual Misconduct on the Subway – Send this article to the next person who chastises anyone for not reporting sexual assault to the police. …

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Global Quickies: Lots of Photo Essays, Pink Bikers in Liberia, and Interesting Names in Brazil

It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Check out how people celebrate this holiday all over the world. AUSTRALIA Indigenous Australia exhibition tells many stories – “The exhibition contains some of the earliest …

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Quickies: Missing link found in deep ocean, a real-life replicator, and stop calling women nice

Under the sea, a missing link in the evolution of complex cells – “Scientists estimate that the first eukaryotes evolved about 2 billion years ago, in one of the greatest …

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Quickies: Chlamydia outbreak, newts, and slut-shaming Black Widow

Nice guy just trying to chat slashes woman when she laughs at him – Think of this before telling a woman to laugh off gross and creepy behavior. From Mary. …

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Quickies: Edison’s Creepy Talking Dolls, Scientific American’s Past Predictions, and the Decline of Pseudoscience

Ghostly Voices From Thomas Edison’s Dolls Can Now Be Heard – “Though Robin and Joan Rolfs owned two rare talking dolls manufactured by Thomas Edison’s phonograph company in 1890, they …

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